Dear Sean Granger,

My name is Charlie Gorichanaz, and I attend St. Hubert Catholic School in Hubertus, Wisconsin.

I would like to thank you for answering God’s call and becoming a minister of the faith. Although it may not seem like it, it does mean a lot to me. I always hear about how there is a vast and worldwide shortage of priests. That makes me feel pretty helpless because I am only thirteen years old. But I do what I can, such as helping teach seniors about computers and tutor at my school.

I also do some service activities like serving at St. Ben’s in Milwaukee and participating in the five-mile walk. I do not think I am going to become a priest ever, but you never know. Once again, thanks for becoming a priest in this time of need!

My class has recently been studying vocations since this is vocations week. I have a few questions I would like to ask: What were your goals and ambitions when you were my age? How did those goals change as you grew, and how did they change when you discovered your vocation? Why are you becoming a priest? How did you finally decide to become a priest, and what led to it? What is it like at a seminary? Are you planning on preaching in another country?

Thank you for your time, and good luck with your studies!

Sincerely,

Charlie N. Gorichanaz