Holy Redeemer Old Catholic Church: New Castle DE
Holy Redeemer Old Catholic Church

Our Patriarch: +++Archbishop Julius Licata, DD, PHD
Archbishop Julius Licata was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 31, 1951. He entered the seminary for the Franciscan Priesthood in 1971 changing to the Diocesan Priesthood in 1979. He was ordained a Roman Catholic Priest in 1981 New Jersey. He was assigned to the Diocese of Metuchen, New Jersey. He spent 2 years as Associate Pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Bernardsville, NJ and later 4 years as Associate Pastor of Our Lady of Peace, Fords, NJ. He was assigned as Pastor of St. Lawrence Parish in 1987 where he served until 1993.
In 1993, The Archbishop left the active ministry after much prayer and discernment. He moved to Saylorsburg, PA along with his 4 dogs and a very supportive and good friend. He soon found employment as a family therapist for Bethesda Day Treatment Center and later Wordsworth Treatment facility. In 1996 he was hired by KidsPeace as a Mental Health Professional at the Washington School in Allentown, PA. Later that year he transferred to the Residential Treatment Center in Orefield. In 1998, Abp. Julius and Ginger Papp were given the responsibility of running TeenCentral.Net, an on line site that offers teen’s information and counseling on line. Today, His Grace is Director of TeenCentral.Net where the site has over 465,000 register members around the world. There are over 75 volunteer counselors that are overseen by Archbishop Julius.
Archbishop Julius joined the Old Catholic Church in 2007.   He embraced the church and returned to active ministry founding St. Jude Old Catholic Church Parish. In 2009, he incardinated in to the Old Catholic Apostolic Church of the Americas and was subsequently consecrated to the Episcopacy. In February 2010, His Beatitude, Mar Ignatius Alexander I, our Patriarch, after seeing the great strides performed by Archbishop Julius and due to His Beatitudes' ever increasing secular demands, elevated His Grace to the Archiepiscopacy and made him Primate of all North America. This way, the Patriarch could concentrate on Latin and South America while allowing the Archbishop to build up North America.
Although the Old Catholic Church allows married clergy, Archbishop Julius continues to live the vow of celibacy taken at his ordination.
Archbishop Julius was appointed Patriarch to succeed Archbishop Ignatius Alexander I in May of 2012 and is now known as Patriarch (His Beatitude) Julius Louis I.
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