Friday, July 6, 2007
Creating a Google Contact's List

I will start at my seminary on August 25, 2007. As mandated under holy obedience of my superiors, blogging and posting on Internet forums is prohibited for seminarians. Therefore, blogging will end on August 24, 2007. However, I hope and pray to be able to blog and update my sidebar in the summers. The blog will remain online and I ask you to please leave my blog in your sidebars and on your feeds' lists. This blog will not end; it shall only remain dormant as required under obedience.

I am especially proud of all of my articles listed under Catholic Categories in the sidebar. I hope and pray that these informative articles will remain useful during the time that I am unable to blog. Currently I am still working on updating the Catholic Feast Days article with information about the 1955 Calendar. The large task has taken me weeks already. I hope to finish it before entering the seminary.

Thankfully, I can still use email while in the seminary. If you have been a reader of this blog please email me and ask to be put on my Google Contact List. With the list, I will be able to email a unlimited group of people with the click of a button. I plan on using the group to email readers updates on my life and requests for prayers. I do not plan to use the group in order to send out news or articles that I would have written for my blog.

Therefore, if you are a person that I know has read my blog - either because you are a Catholic blogger or have written me before - let me know if you want to receive emails from me. I do not want people to sign up in order to to obtain personal information. That is why I will add your name to the Google Contact's List only if I have heard from you before or you are a Catholic blogger.

Update: I have "bumped" this post up so that others will see.

21 comment(s):

del_button June 30, 2007 at 3:54 AM
Anonymous said...

Hi Matthew,

I wanted to let you know I have enjoyed your blog immensely, but think it a good idea you're not allowed to blog during term-time.

I would love to stay in touch; I think you already have my email address.

All the best, and my prayers,

God bless,

del_button June 30, 2007 at 11:08 AM
Anonymous said...

Hey Matthew,

Please add me to your email list. I believe you have my email...

God bless,

Nicholas Larkin

del_button June 30, 2007 at 2:38 PM
Jean Heimann said...
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del_button June 30, 2007 at 2:39 PM
Jean Heimann said...


Yes, please add me to your email list. I wish to continue to hear from you.

Of course, I will leave your link on my blog.

Praying for you.

del_button June 30, 2007 at 11:38 PM
Chris said...


I've enjoyed reading your blog and will miss it during the year. I think you already have my email address.

del_button July 1, 2007 at 3:10 AM
Cskaaren said...

Hi Matthew. May God bless your stay at the seminary. I think you have my email, if not please let me know. God bless

del_button July 1, 2007 at 4:33 AM
Vidimusdominum said...

Hi Matthew,

You've got my e-mail, do keep me on your list.

United in prayer.

del_button July 1, 2007 at 9:55 AM
Audrey Yu said...


I thank the Lord that you made it into the seminary. I'll keep you in my prayers and certainly my contact list! I believe you know my email address too.

God bless you, my friend. And do remember us in your prayers too.

del_button July 1, 2007 at 5:17 PM
Matthew said...

So far everyone that has asked to be included has been added to the list. Thank you!

del_button July 1, 2007 at 9:59 PM
owenswain said...

God bless you Matthew. I'm happy to follow your story. I believe you have my e-mail.
O ::thrive luminousmiseries ||

del_button July 2, 2007 at 5:59 AM
Micki said...

I'd like to be added to your Google list. I'll pray for you and your classmates. Not sure if you have my's on my "About Me" page.
God Bless You,

del_button July 3, 2007 at 4:10 PM
EC Gefroh said...

SM: I will miss your regular post. I think an email list is a good idea and I would ask that you add me to yours. My email is on my blog or you may already have it.
Thanks and God bless,

del_button July 3, 2007 at 6:38 PM
istheresunshineinyourday said...

Hello Matthew,

I found your blog a couple of months ago and have been checking in with you frequently. I am so pleased for you that you will be entering the seminary. You have my prayers always. I pray the Litany of the Hours and it has opened a dimension in my spiritual life that I find very uplifting and comforting. I feel close to God. My advise is simplify your life and remain faithful to the Hours no matter what happens. It is God speaking to you. You can't go wrong when you embrace God's Word.

I will miss your comments but I will keep you on my favourites. You have so much on your blog site that it will give me a chance to review all you have posted while you are in school.

I converted to the Catholic church and was confirmed at the Easter Vigil of 2002. The journey has been difficult but it is one that I would never trade on. There is much I am learning about the church traditions, past and present. It was confusing at first but I think I am beginning to understand why there are so many conflicts, contradictions and view-points. When you tell us of what used to be, it reminds me of the role that grandparents used to have in families when they would pass on their memories of the past. I realize that these old traditions kept your eyes constantly focused on heaven and allowed you to worship reverently.

I would be pleased to be put on your e-mail.

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Thankyou for answering God's call.

Bless you,


del_button July 3, 2007 at 6:45 PM
Matthew said...

I'd be pleased to add you to my list, Izzy. What is your email address?

If you don't want to post it, please email it to me. Here is my email:

del_button July 3, 2007 at 8:09 PM
antonia said...

Hi matthew! Yes, please add me to your list:

God Bless


del_button July 3, 2007 at 11:18 PM
Anonymous said...

Hi Matthew,
I have enjoyed reading your blog.
I have no clue how to put together a blog or even a picture beside my name - but I enjoy reading Catholic Blogs.
I have learned more from some of these blogs than all my years in a publicly funded Catholic school.
Did you notice another new Bishop in Canada? Our landscape is a-changin' !!!
My email is
My prayers are with you.
Pax Christi,
Teresa B.

del_button July 7, 2007 at 1:43 PM
Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I pray your years in seminary will be happy and fruitful.

What will happen with the Saint of the Year Devotion? Is there anyone else your faithful readers will be able to contact?

God bless you!


del_button July 7, 2007 at 1:52 PM
Matthew said...


Thanks for the prayers.

Concerning the St. for the Year Devotion, I will simply forward any emails asking for saints to the person drawing the saints. I have been acting as the "middle man" since it started. I will simply exit that role.

At this time I can not say if there will be a 2008 St. for the Year Devotion.

del_button July 7, 2007 at 6:10 PM
Kayla said...


I would be honored to be on your e-mail list. Your posts are very intriguing and I am hoping the best for you. Many prayers.


del_button July 9, 2007 at 10:59 AM
beez said...


Good luck in your first term! I too am headed to seminary this fall (I also report on August 25, although I am certain it is a different sem!)

You and all those discerning vocations remain in my prayers.

del_button July 12, 2007 at 6:12 PM
Anonymous said...

Best of luck to you as you persue the priestly vocation. I've been a big fan of your blog for a while now and would love to add my name to your email list. My email is Yo'll be in my prayers!

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