I know that Fathers Blum
and Melchior await that moment with great expectation as do I.
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This year our new diocesan Vocation Director, Father John Blum
accompanied me and he
too spends time with each seminarian.
College Seminarians 2011 with Fr. Blum
The college seminarians with Fr. Blum
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, Clearwater Central Catholic High School
, Doug Reatini, Dr. Carolyn Woo, Fr. John Blum
, Fr. John Tapp, Henry Jenkins, Holy Family-St.
Today, I am announcing that Father John Blum, pastor of St. John Vianney parish on St. Petersburg Beach, will assume the role of Diocesan Director of Vocations on New Year's Day.
He will continue to serve as pastor of his parish so his appointment is part-time in Vocations where he will serve almost strictly as Supervisor of Seminarians.
To assist Father Blum, I am also announcing that Father Carl Melchior, associate pastor of St. Catherine of Siena parish in Largo, will serve as Assistant Vocation Director while continuing in his present assignment.
Father Carl's task will focus on recruitment and when they are accepted by the Diocesan Vocation Board and admitted to the seminary, his work will be complete and they will become Father Blum's
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