I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their prayers, concern, and support over this year of my formation at St. John’s Seminary in Boston. As you may know, this was my first year at St. John’s. A new place always offers challenges and opportunities. With your support, overcoming these challenges was that much easier and capitalizing on opportunities was that much sweeter. I enjoyed my courses of study which included: Fundamental Theology, Old and New Testament Studies, Patristics, Trinity, Intro to Liturgy, and Intro to Communications. I especially enjoyed my apostolate which, on a weekly base, involved meeting and talking with prisoners at Norfolk Correctional Institution. For the summer I am happily assigned at St. Francis Xavier in Hyannis. I am also looking forward to being active in Acushnet with serving and Altar Boy Bootcamp. Finally, I would like to thank Monsignor O’Connor for all that he has done for me and for our parish as a whole. His devotion to Jesus and Mary has illuminated and energized his priesthood. His loving and faithful service has been an inspiration and indispensable part of my formation. He is a real spiritual Father to me and will be greatly missed.