Please pray for

John ‘Jack’ Walter Crowley n/SSJE

who will make his Initial Profession of Vows in the

Society of Saint John the Evangelist


Saturday, 24 July at 11am

The service will be livestreamed at

Your prayers in the comments below and online presence are invited.


  1. Jack Crowley on July 25, 2021 at 10:37

    Congratulations on this next step in your journey. The ceremony yesterday was wonderful and inspirational. I am really proud of you and so happy for you as I see the commitment and grace that you demonstrate by example. May God bless you as you continue on this amazing journey. I am lucky to be part of the “Jack club” with you as I watch nephew Jack truly become Brother Jack!
    Uncle Jack

  2. Ann Willms on July 24, 2021 at 11:52

    Praying with you and for you, along with the whole community online and in person, dear Brother Jack.

  3. Mike Crowley on July 24, 2021 at 11:45

    Great job brother!

  4. Susan Carvell on July 24, 2021 at 06:18

    Brother Jack— your decision to live a life of service to God is an inspiration to us all. May you find comfort and strength in your faith today and every day.

  5. Brenda and Mark on July 23, 2021 at 11:47

    Dear Jack, So happy yo hear the wonderful news of your Profession of Vows. Many prayers and blessings are sent on this joyous day! Congratulations!

  6. Jeff Gorra on July 22, 2021 at 21:38

    Jack, couldn’t be more proud of and excited for you, brother! Looking forward to celebrating you Saturday and all your hard work. You’re all heart. Much love.

  7. Kelly Gorra on July 22, 2021 at 16:28

    Brother Jack, in more ways than one. 🙂 I’m so proud of you and excited to watch this journey unfold for you. We are here cheering for you. You are such a great role model and inspiration for your nieces and nephews. We love you!

  8. Fr David Brinton OGS, General Secretary, CAROA on July 22, 2021 at 15:30

    Brother Jack, please be assured of the prayers of the member communities of the Conference of Anglican Religious Orders in the Americas as you make your initial vows on Saturday. Deo Gratias!

  9. Jim Crowley on July 22, 2021 at 10:29

    As you Dad, I cannot express in words just how proud I am of you. I find in my daily prayers I smile when I thank God for you making your Initial Profession of Vows. I know in my heart it is the right thing for both you and for SSJE. Congratulations Son, I love you, and may God bless you.

  10. Leonetta Burns on July 22, 2021 at 07:16

    EnJOY all that God is doing. Blessings on this journey… With love and prayers from my heart to yours, especially on this special day!

  11. Kathy Crowley on July 21, 2021 at 18:20

    As your Mom I always prayed for your health and happiness above everything else in life. My prayers have been heard as I watch you take this next step with such determination and joyful purpose! I am so proud of you!

  12. Jay W Vogt on July 21, 2021 at 15:44

    Congratulations Jack! So happy for you!

  13. Dianna Berg on July 21, 2021 at 12:07

    Every day I hold the word and thoughts that SSJE sends through my e-mail in my heart and refer back to it many times. Sometimes I pass it on to someone I feel needs encouragement. I am delighted for you Br. Jack and look forward to hearing more from you. May God be a lamp unto your feet and a light unto your path.

  14. Jane Lindberg on July 20, 2021 at 17:50

    SSJE touches the lives of so many various people. Your response to the calling to be a part of the brotherhood will certainly be used by the Lord to bring even more blessing into our needy world. May you be greatly blessed, even as you are called to be a blessing!

  15. Mary Huber on July 20, 2021 at 10:06

    Congratulations and prayers! You are beginning a wonderful journey.

  16. Fr. Andrew Malcolm (FSJ UK) on July 20, 2021 at 07:46

    What marvellous news to hear of your forthcoming profession Jack – Deo Gratias. I do hope to meet you soon, but in the meantime be assured of my prayers for you and your Brothers as you take this step. Good wishes and blessings too from my colleagues on the Board of The Fellowship of St. John in the UK

  17. Noel Tecson on July 19, 2021 at 23:02

    Dear Br. Jack,
    Recently, there was this text, “Do you love me more than you loved your mother or father..?”
    Stay Blessed, Br.

  18. Carolyn Legg on July 19, 2021 at 20:34

    Congratualtions! I am grateful that God has called you to this service. I will keep you in my prayers for your continued faithfulness and strength, wisdom and courage. SSJE brothers are wonderful and I love all of you.

  19. Kathy Brock on July 19, 2021 at 20:32

    Blessings and joy, Br. Jack!
    What a gift and miracle you are, and what rejoicing as you are found and grow in the right place.

  20. Amy McCreath on July 19, 2021 at 19:05

    Thanks be to God! I remain so thankful for your powerful witness to our cathedral confirmation class. May you be richly blessed as you take on these commitments and find joy and freedom in Christ as you live into them!

  21. John Richard on July 19, 2021 at 18:30

    Blessings to you from Canada, Jack.

  22. Bobbi Patterson on July 19, 2021 at 17:19

    As you move into this journey in new and old ways, we are very much present and in support of you – as is the Spirit. May blessings abound!

  23. Louise Ryan on July 19, 2021 at 17:18

    Many blessings and prayers as you join the brothers at SSJE. Truly a calling.

  24. Mark Wilson on July 19, 2021 at 17:03

    Congratulations, I hope that I may join you soon!

  25. Pam James on July 19, 2021 at 16:43

    Jack, I was on retreat at SSJE when you were a postulant. Many blessings for this next step
    in your religious life. Praying for you and yours and all the brothers of SSJE.

  26. Sally Baynton on July 19, 2021 at 16:41

    My heart is so happy at the prospect of this wonderful announcement! May it be everything you ever dreamed it would be and may you be everything God ever dreamed you would be!

  27. Christian Habermann on July 19, 2021 at 15:41

    Very happy for you Jack! Wish you a blessed and happy new journey.


  28. Lorraine Fanton on July 19, 2021 at 15:09

    Dear Jack, this is wonderful news. Sending lots of love and prayers your way.

  29. Stephanie Budwey on July 19, 2021 at 14:57

    Dear Br. Jack,
    Sending prayers and all good wishes on this wonderful occasion!
    -Steph Budwey

  30. Suzanne C Crawford on July 19, 2021 at 14:40

    God bless you.

  31. Calvin and Lisa Wulf on July 19, 2021 at 14:17

    Hi Brother Jack – We wish you the very best upon your initial profession and pray that it will be a lovely and awesome day. May Christ be with you.

  32. JOY WILLIAMS on July 19, 2021 at 13:55

    Prayers are ascending as of now for you, Jack, as you complete the journey to the profession of vows. May you be filled with the Holy Spirit anointed and claimed, in a different way, as God’s own forever. I pray in the Name of the One who prayed that ‘we all may be one, just as the Father and I are one’
    Joy, Daughter of the King

  33. Marla Albert on July 19, 2021 at 13:24


    Prayers of thanksgiving and blessing are lifted up for you, your vocation, and the ceremony on Saturday, July 24. May you continue to walk in holiness and the light of Christ evermore. Congratulations!

  34. Peggy Coonley on July 19, 2021 at 13:14

    The world needs joyful news such as yours ❣️
    Blessings for your continuing journey walking with God amidst the fellowship of Brothers in Christ

  35. David Hollingsworth on July 19, 2021 at 13:05

    Don’t know if I can add anything new and different, but may God be with you always in your avocation.

  36. Christopher Mello on July 19, 2021 at 12:18

    Godspeed and Congrats on this amazing accomplishment. I believe I met you last year pre Covid in Cambridge.
    Best of luck know your will do great.
    Chris M.

  37. Fr. Bob Bouchard on July 19, 2021 at 11:58

    Enjoy the journey of the Religious Life and pray that the support you should acquire from your Brothers will be there! Brother Robert, osf

  38. Sharon Kelso on July 19, 2021 at 11:56

    A prayer for you:
    This is another day, O Lord. Brother Crowley knows not what it will bring forth, but make him ready, Lord, for whatever it may be. If he is to stand up, help him to stand bravely. If he is to sit still, help him to sit quietly. If he is to lie low, help him to do it patiently. And if he is to do nothing, let him do it gallantly. Make these words more than words, and give him the Spirit of Jesus. Amen. [Page 461 of the Book of Common Prayer – modified slightly)

  39. Judy on July 19, 2021 at 11:44

    Praying joyfully for you.

  40. Gail Bernthal on July 19, 2021 at 11:28

    Many blessings to you as you move forward in your vocation. The church and the world are blessed by your calling, and by your very special and sacred ministry. May God continue to lead you, protect you, and support you. You are in my prayers.
    Gail Bernthal+

  41. Karen Sterling on July 19, 2021 at 11:21

    May Jesus be your joy and miracle! May He always bless you with a sense of humor to dwell within His glory! Amen!

  42. Judy Jarady, DOK on July 19, 2021 at 11:16

    Prayers for continued growth in your professed calling. Light and peace are my prayer for you.

  43. Jeanne Boyle on July 19, 2021 at 11:04

    I pray that God forever shines his light into the world through the meditations and deeds of soon-to-be Brother Jack.

  44. Celia Calhoun on July 19, 2021 at 10:45

    Prayers commencing now. Making a contribution in his name.

  45. CLARENCE BURLEY on July 19, 2021 at 10:44

    I hope I will remember to bring this to the attention of a small group of Christ-centered Quakers who will be meeting at that time. They are members of Worcester Friends Meeting who try to honor the Christian roots of the Society of Friends. The message of SSJE certainly speaks loud and clear to us.
    Cordially in the Light (of Christ)

  46. The Rev. William Winston on July 19, 2021 at 10:42

    Jack, congratulations!!! You’ll be in our prayers and I’ll add your name/date to my SSJE intercession calendar. I have no doubts that SSJE & you will have a long and mutually beneficial relationship and bond.

  47. Para Drake on July 19, 2021 at 10:37

    God, who calls Jack into the community of SSJE, grant that his reception will prove to be a blessing and the initial steps of a life-long commitment in service to your kingdom on earth. Imbue him and the brothers with grace and wisdom as each day unfolds in their life together, through Jesus Christ our Lord who with you and the Holy Spirit reigns, one God, now and forever.

  48. Lachlan Moyle on July 19, 2021 at 10:34

    Every good wish for your profession on Saturday, Br Jack!

  49. Loretta Sherman on July 19, 2021 at 10:32

    May God bless you as you take this powerful step in your ministry journey. We will be with you Saturday, joyfully in person ????????, and will continue to be with you everyday in prayer and thought!

  50. EMMANUEL John PATRAS on July 19, 2021 at 10:25

    Greetings from India I trust You to protect me from the stains of the world and help me to present myself blameless before You Lord! Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight Lord. Let me glorify You alone Lord through me life. Thank You for taking me into Your hands and molding me according to Your will. In Jesus name I pray.Amen.

  51. Fr. Jay L Tillitt on July 19, 2021 at 10:25

    A joyful announcement! Br. Jack, please know of my prayers at Mass for your initial profession. May Our Lord guide you at this special time.

  52. Elizabeth Beale Clifford on July 19, 2021 at 10:21

    Congratulations and blessings, Br. Jack! I was a retreatant at SSJE some time BC – Before Covid – and was impressed with your devotion then. I’m so glad that your journey with the Brothers continues. May our loving God bring to completion the good work begun in you. Peace and every good, Elizabeth Clifford

  53. Betsy Rose on July 19, 2021 at 10:19

    Congratulations Jack! You will be in my prayers on Saturday.

  54. E. Selden Collins on July 19, 2021 at 10:18

    What an exciting e-mail to receive about Jack’s next step as a brother at SSJE. One time I remember he mentioned his parents. I am thinking about them also, as I am a parent and would be so proud of this accomplishment. I will be praying for Jack this week as he prepares initial profession of vows. I have the time and date on my calendar and hope to be there in support via on-line.

  55. Merilyn Schieber on July 19, 2021 at 10:16


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