Mary Julia Scully, SSJ, entered the Sisters of St. Joseph from St. Peter cathedral parish in Erie. Prior to retiring from active ministry, Sister Mary Julia spent 25 years teaching at St. Patrick, Holy Rosary, Sacred Heart, St. Andrew and St. Ann schools in Erie, and St. Mary’s, Reynoldsville; Holy Rosary, Johnsonburg; and St. Leo in Ridgway. She ministered at St. Mary’s Home of Erie and she worked in the media library at Villa Maria College. She was a teacher and housemother at Harborcreek Home for Boys, and housemother at St. Joseph’s Home for Children, in addition to working many weeks during summer vacations there, as well. She graduated from Villa Maria College with a degree in elementary education. Sister Mary Julia believes that with God’s grace, she will continue to live the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph which is unity of neighbor with neighbor and neighbor with God.