Father Julian

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Religion
Occupation Catholic priest
Location Bend, OREGON, 97701, United States
Introduction Born in St Julian's Malta on August 27, 1952, I grew up within a loving family with two parents John and Mary Cassar, both deceased, and two older sisters Josephine and Rosemarie (husband Carmelo Garzia, deceased,) and two younger brothers, Paul (deceased,) married to Kay, and Marcel, married to Maria with two sons, Julian Jr and Peter. I was ordained a priest on June 19, 1977 and served for 4 years in my hometown St Julian's. In 1981, I started my pastoral ministry in New York, both on Long Island and upstate New York. In 2003, I moved to the west coast serving in the Diocese of Baker in Eastern Oregon. Presently I am the pastor of St Francis of Assisi parish in Bend, OREGON, starting my ministry there on October 17, 2013.
Interests Flute playing, calligraphy, photography, watercolors, sports (especially soccer, baseball and table-tennis, ) computers, writing, journaling
Favorite Movies Ben Hur, The Sound of Music, The Great Escape, The Mission, The Quiet Man, Life is Beautiful, The Ten Commandments, It's a Mad Mad Mad World, and anything by Mr Bean
Favorite Music Classical, Baroque, Ethnic folk Music, Maltese marching bands, Oldies and instrumentals, with favorite composers being Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi, Berlioz, Rossini and Philip Glass
Favorite Books Fulton Sheen - The Life of Christ, Joseph Girzone - Joshua series, anything by Fr Benedict Groeschel

What's your favorite fruit? Strawberries