Friday, March 5, 2010

To My Dear Friends

To my dear friends who have been faithful followers of this blog:

I know that many of you are wondering why it is that I have not posted anything new to this blog in such a long time, and I thank you for your kind words of concern and your prayers.

As you know, life as a teen can be extremely busy. I play basketball, sing in two church choirs, lector at Mass and serve as an acolyte and am now serving on my parish's Vocations Committee in addition to participating in special events at my local seminary.

With all of this going on, I have found that I can't give my all to the blog as I would like. I have also found that at this time, I need to focus on my studies and life with family and friends and can't commit quite so much time to preparing for my future vocation, whatever that may be. So I have decided to let the blog go for now.

However, I still do have a presence on the internet and am still committed to listening to God's call in my life if He truly would be calling me to the priesthood. So, I would encourage you to please become a regular visitor to "A Vocation to be a Priest" in which I am now helping as an advisory editor. You may find some prayers and editorials of mine there from time to time. I would also ask that you please support this website by linking to it on your blogs if you feel compelled to do so.

Thank you all so much for your prayers and support. It means so much to me.

God bless you!



  1. Hi John
    I am glad and sad, thanks to you! I am glad that your absence was due to being busy and nothing more serious. I am sad because I will miss this nice blog of yours. However, I fully understand your reasons. Life is a grand adventure at which we get only one crack! Grab it with both hands, John, and use every gift and talent God has given you. I have enjoyed knowing you and I wish you every success in life. Keep close to Our Dear Lord and his Blessed Mother and you'll do fine. God bless you, John.

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  3. Dear John,

    I admire your resolve and faithfulness to your current state in life...Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity wrote often about embracing where God has us "NOW". You are wise to recognize this need in your young life:)
    You remain in our prayers and we will definitely miss your writings here!
    Also, the comment left before me seems to have unsavory links associated with might wish to delete it...what's worse is that it seems to connect somehow to MY profile as though someone has stolen my Google profile page....I apologize and assure you that I am completely unaware of how this was done...I've reported it but nothing has been done thus far to assist me.
    God bless you and I hope your mom will share the wonderful stories of your life with us from time to time:)