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It is hard to believe it has been three years since I have posted to this blog.

Realistically I do all my updating on my Facebook page – so here is the link:



Playing this Saturday, March 27th at TCC NE

Well, I thought I would let you know that I am playing this Saturday, March 27, at Tulsa Community College’s Northeast Campus for EcoFest. My friend, Dan Butchee, and I will be doing an acoustic set from noon to 1:00. Free admittance!!!! Come on out if you can – NE corner of Apache and Harvard.  Should be a fun time.

Wow – life must be moving fast!

I can’t believe it has been since July 2009 that I posted on my blog.  I guess my Facebook has been getting the little online time I have spent.

Well, I have been at Catholic Charities for a little over 2 years – life has been good.  We have moved into our new facilities at 2450 North Harvard – what a nice campus to offer to those we serve.  Since moving in November we continue to see an increase in people seeking assistance and in volunteers to help us serve.

I have been doing lots of playing – both in the church and outside.  I also have given a couple of retreats (one more coming up next weekend) and doing lots of different ministry work.  God has truly blessed me beyond what I can think or ask.

I hope it won’t be that long again before I post.  you can always visit my Facebook to see some short blurbs from time to time

Pray for unity in the church and in our world.  We need to be more focused on our relationships (with God and others) than on our differences and quarrels.

Some Pictures from India!

I finally got some of the 1,100 pictures online.  I have not added captions – will do that over the next week or so.

Here is the site –

In India!

Well, I have arrived in India. I traveled to the southern tip of India to the state of Tamil Nadu. Two of my friends from seminary, Jegan and Anto are going to be ordained priests and I am going to join them for the celebration and then a couple of weeks of vacation. Their home city is Palayamkottai (pronounced Polly-ohm-co-tie).

I am really excited about the trip and adventure! I will post some pictures when I return.

Say a prayer or two for me as well as for Jegan and Anto. It will be a glorious celebration I’m sure.

My MTS Requirements are DONE!!!!

It has been a little while since I have posted, mainly because I have been focussing any off-work time to my thesis. I finished it, submitted it, it was accepted, graded and I have now officially completed all the requirements for the MTS – Master of Theological Studies.

I will be going to St. Meinrad on Thursday to graduate on Saturday and receive my diploma!!!


I am sooooooooo glad that is behind me now. I have a new appreciation for individuals who work full-time and go to school at the same time. Lots of distractions and hard to be focused.

But alas, it is completed.  Here is the official announcement:

When I get back I will try to give a post with a picture or two of my time in Indiana.

Here is a link to pictures taken by the Saint Meinrad staff.

I now have a blessed house!!!!

I invited Fr. Tam Nguyen and Fr. Brian O’Brien to my home last evening to bless it and have dinner. Fr. O’Brien actually performed the blessing and we had a nice dinner at Oklahoma Style BBQ which is not too far from where I live.

So now… John the Blessed has a blessed home to live in – YEA!!!!!!!

I am pretty much settled in, have been working on the thesis for my MTS (Master of Theological Studies) which is due in a couple of months, and been very busy at work.  As I have been compiling the numbers for last years volunteers at Catholic Charities, it is amazing how many we have helping us.  I am just over 1,250 volunteers for the 2008 year – WOW!!!  1,250 have given time, energy, talents and shared themselves with the people we serve.  That is AWESOME!

Well I must get ready for another day.  I am manning a booth at the TCC (Tulsa Community College) International Festival today. Should be a good day!