Saturday, September 5, 2009

I'm here!

Hello my dear friends,

Well, I think this would be considered my first official post.

I arrived yesterday here in Waltham, MA and I'll be living in the parish of (ironically enough) Sacred Heart (I said "Ironically enough," because if you didn't know my old parish back in Pinellas Park, Florida was also called Sacred Heart).

I was greeted by the two Friars who live here, Fr. Dennis (the Pastor) and Br. Damien, as well as Fr. Tom (the Vocations Director for Immaculate Conception Province of the Order of Friars Minor). They were great and made me feel very welcome and at home. They were also very nice in not taking it personally as I began to nod off very early on in the evening. It seems that I am getting older... there was a time when a 23 hour drive would have had little to no effect on me, but not anymore.

This weekend I will introduced to the parish at all the Masses (I hope I don't scare them too much).

Okay, I'm going to sign off for tonight, but as I do I'd like to let all my family and friends that you are in my thoughts and prayers always. Thank you all for your support at this time in my life and I never want to think that I'm taking anything you do for granted. Even when I don't say it... you are all very much loved and often on my mind and heart.

So, stay tuned here for further details in the days and weeks ahead. I will try to update this blog daily, but no promises.

Fr. John


  1. Fr. John,
    Nicely done. I like the updates of the picture as well as I see you have some followers already. I am glad to see that you made it up there safely and I look forward to hearing (reading) about the process for you.

  2. Thanks for the comment and also I want to thank you before all the internet world for setting this up for me to begin with.

    Fr. John