Diocese of Dallas

Hometown: Mexico

Home Parish: Christ the King

Julio Martinez

My vocation story starts when I was an altar server during my sophomore year of high school.  The homily from the priest during Mass changed my life forever.  When the priest read the Gospel according to John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth and the life,” I began to seek and understand more deeply the significance of Mass.  The more I learned about my Catholic faith, the more I fell in love with God.  After attending retreats and mission trips, I decided to enter the seminary formation.  In life there are some decisions that are very hard to make, but once we make them we realized that we are stronger and more complete.  Holy Trinity Seminary helps discern my vocation and understand more deeply what it truly means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

“The gospel is the message which brings freedom to our lives; it transforms them and makes them all the more beautiful.” – Pope Francis

Fun Fact

I collect antiques and I could talk about interesting objects all day.