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Elementary School of Notre Dame Academy
Staten Island, NY
L-R: Danielle Foote (Asst. Plant Manager), Carmine Winters (Plant Manager), Sr. Patricia Corley, CND, Gerard Heimbuch (Development Quixotic Systems)
While in Charlottetown in May, I visited some of my friends at Andrews of Charlottetown and was able to participate in a couple of their singsongs. Following those events I was invited by the activities coordinator, Marlene MacLaren, to return in August to sing to the residents, as well as to speak on the topic of "Gifts and Talents That We Have Within Us," based on Paul's Prayer. This was done on two separate afternoons. The attendees, both lay and religious, genuinely enjoyed these sessions, as was evident in their comments which they gave in writing to Marlene, where they stated, “they loved the subject matter and how it created an awareness in them of their own gifts and talents at this particular stage in their lives.
I applied and have been appointed a General Delegate to the 2014 Bridgeport Diocesan Synod. The last synod was in 1981 and after the arrival of Bishop Frank Caggiano last Fall, he discerned that this year would be an appropriate opportunity to begin a process to take a comprehensive look at the situation within our diocese, look at the trends on the national level, examine how our diocesan institutions are responding to those trends and initiate a conversation about meeting the challenges of the Church in Fairfield County going forward.