Welcome to St. Juliana Falconieri Parish!

St. Juliana Falconieri Catholic Community is a welcoming family dedicated to Proclaiming the Gospel, Celebrating the Sacraments, Educating, Serving, and Providing Opportunity for all to enrich their Faith.

Seven Essential Elements of Parish Life

The Seven Essential Elements of Parish Life constantly interrelate, each nurturing and supporting the other with the communal celebration of Sunday Eucharist at the center.

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Christ Forever Capital Campaign

The Christ Forever Capital Campaign is designed to support our future Christ Cathedral, local parishes in their designated projects, Catholic education, Priests retirement and Diocesan ministries.

For Christ Forever

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Mission

St. Juliana Falconieri Catholic Community is a welcoming family dedicated to proclaiming the gospel, celebrating the Sacraments, educating, serving, and providing opportunity for all to enrich their faith.

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Pastor's Message

The Kingdom of God is like….Why, Um well, it’s like…St. Juliana’s Parish Church Community here in Fullerton.  One candle from fifty years ago we began as a small up-start “annex” to St. Mary’s our Grand-Mother parish.  We have grown strong over fifty years and we are grateful to Msgr. Terence O’Brien, Fr. Robert Vidal, Fr. Jude, Fr. Luke, Fr. Frank, and now me, the new guy.  Isn’t it a bit interesting we remember some pastors as  O’Brien and Vidal – the Servites are known  on a first name basis – Jude, Luke, Frank, Mike.  This mustard seed was only a short step ahead of being a weed, perhaps even a thorn bush on Fullerton’s Eastside.  Not all of God’s works are grandiose – cathedral or basilica – and some of those have  become museums and elaborate mausoleums ; this community is alive and will continue to live because of the rich traditions of our past, our present cooperation with God’s plan, and His care into the future.

The Kingdom of God is like…everyday life.  A bunch of ups and a few downs a lot of significance and some insignificance.  What might mark our growth as St. Juliana’s Parish Church  community and her School?

Let’s take some clues from the saint herself.

Might we notice the importance of the Eucharist in every image of St. Juliana.  As she was dying she was unable to eat anything , she could not even consume Holy Communion.  History tells us that as she lay dying she instructed the other sisters of her convent to put a corporal on her and let the Blessed Sacrament rest there.  As she lay dying the host left a mark on her habit.

I would very much like St. Juliana to be a parish known for great liturgical celebrations.  A place of beauty, music, and preaching.  Could we all join together and take care as we pray the liturgy?  I promise you a good homily.  With your voices would you promise to drown out my voice as you sing and to say the prayers aloud?  Especially would you say “AMEN” with pride and devotion as you accept Holy Communion!  Quite often we Eucharistic ministers hear nothing at all, a mumble, or a confident Thank You!  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we would know who belongs and who is a visitor by the very way Holy Communion is received?  And once received how it changes our lives.  May we become the Body of Christ we celebrate.

St. Juliana is the niece of one of the Seven Founders of the Servites, St. Alexis Falconieri.  Alexis is noted as being the supporter of the students.  He begged money for the seminarians and personally cared for them.  I very much want St. Juliana to be known as the parish in North Orange County with a great education program.  A parish school filled with students who take pride in learning, who wear the name of their school on their clothing with pride, who are champions in athletics as they are scholars in the classroom.  I want a school administration and staff who support Roman Catholic learning.  I want our faith formation teams to offer programs that invite insight to our faith leading to conversion.

Faith learning is both for the mind and the soul.  It is conversion – a mind that seeks to understand God, a heart that has the joy of faith in it, and moral actions that direct each of us closer to heaven as the goal of life.

It is my hope that all ministry at St. Juliana has but one goal, growing the Kingdom of God.

When I fail in that goal, would you kindly first address your concern to me.  If you find it difficult to come to me, invite someone else.  Preferably not the bishop or provincial.  I don’t know where all of the land-mines are and will surely step on at least one.  No one intentionally steps on a land-mine.

The Kingdom of God is like…St. Juliana Parish in Fullerton.  God didn’t make all parishes alike, he didn’t make all pastors alike, and he didn’t make all parishioners alike.  God is not into lock step uniformity.  Not all trees are cylindrical nor is every apple spherical.  Used to be, at least in our thoughts, the Catholic Church was the same.  We thought it was like the same predictable taste of all McDonalds.  Being different is  important.  St. Francis was different, Galileo was different, St. John XXIII was different, St. Francis Albert Sinatra was different.  Some called these different people “weeds.”  Weeds challenge us as they upset previously unquestioned certitudes.

It is my hope as your pastor that St. Juliana Church will be different and you be different as the St. Juliana community.  Go out and be a weed in your community, pull some non-church going neighbor toward us.  You just watch us grow.  We’ve done it for nearly fifty years….and we ain’t gonna stop now.



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Filipino Feast & Karaoke with Fr. Aaron
Saturday, July 26
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