Julia Lopez

“Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” -John 15:13

Where I serve

I currently serve as a missionary for Campus Worcester, it is a team that serves 6 universities in Worcester, Massachusettes. The campuses are: Anna Maria College, Clark University, College of the Holy Cross, Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester State Univeristy, and Assumption University; where I served this past year. I am thrilled for the opportunity to not only serve the students at Assumption University whom I’ve grown to love, but also new students at these other campuses!

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Here’s our team! From left to right: Andy, Kate, our chaplain, Fr. Derek, Julia (me), and Parker!

My Story

I grew up Catholic my whole life, but when I reached college, I left the faith. Then one day in college at the University of North Texas (GMG!), I was invited to a FOCUS conference. I saw thousands of college students pursuing a relationship with Jesus. I wanted that same relationship.  

I realized how lost I was in college, and the “college experience” wasn’t satisfying. I came back to college with a new desire, to pursue a relationship with Jesus. I reached out to a dear college friend, Morgan, who was starting her journey as a FOCUS missionary. I asked her to guide me to a deeper and personal relationship with Jesus.  

As I continued my faith journey in college with Morgan, I realized how important it was for college students to have this relationship with Jesus. I realized how full life was when Jesus is at the center. I knew I couldn’t keep my relationship with Jesus for myself. I remembered how empty I felt when I started college, I could only imagine how other students felt. 

“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” -St. Catherine of Siena 

This quote has given me so much joy, God has put the desire in my heart to help make Himself known to other college students. Now I have been blessed with the opportunity to help students have a relationship with Jesus and fill their hearts with the love of Christ. 

Your Impact

You are setting the world on fire!  

Thanks to your generosity, we can help students see that they are a beloved child of God. I’d be honored to do this mission with you. You are filling the hearts of students who felt empty like myself. 

If you are interested in changing college students’ lives and what we can do to help these students, I’d love to share this mission with you! 

Feel free to reach out (210) 872-6494 with any questions and we can chat! 



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FOCUS brings the joy of the Gospel to colleges and parishes across the United States (and beyond)!
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Know, Love and Serve God

We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.

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Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

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Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on.

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