What are some of the factors that led to your decision to enter the seminary and discern the question of a vocation to the priesthood
The priests at St. Mark’s Parish in Dorchester encouraged me to discern a vocation to the priesthood.
Who are some of the people who influenced your decision to enter the seminary? What is it about them that assisted you?
My family and friends help me to know myself better and to know God better.
What would you say is the role of prayer in the life of a seminarian and what effect does it have on one's ability to see God's call?
Prayer is at the center of the life of every Christian. None of us can discern God's will without prayer.
What advice would you give to a man who thinking about his vocation and is considering that God may be calling him to be a priest
Jesus is asking you "What are you looking for?” What do you have to say to Him?
What do you like most about being a seminarian?
St. John's is a beautiful building.
What do you think is the greatest challenge facing a man who is considering the seminary?
Perhaps the greatest challenge is the temptation to give up in the face of challenges.
What are some of your hobbies or pastimes? What are some of the things you like to do in your "free" time?
I like reading and carpentry.
What do you think is the best way to encourage vocations to the priesthood in the Archdiocese of Boston?
I’m not convinced that there is one way which is the "best." Joyful and prayerful parents and priests and religious will often become role models for young people.