Dear Brothers and Sisters,
We have some changes in our Religious Education staff that I would like to share with you. I would like to recognize all that Margie Saez has done for the parish in these last years. She was able to help us in the transition of pastors and the different initiatives we have done in the past. She even ran the Office of Religious Education singlehanded for some time as part-time, while working her full time job at Bentley. For a year she has worked full time here at the Parish. With the arrival of Stephen Hanley, she was able to return to her job at Bentley while remaining with us part-time. The work of the Director of Religious Education should be a full-time job. Therefore, Margie has decided to resign from her position of DRE, but will continue fully engaged with Religious Education as a volunteer. We pray that God will give her one-hundred fold for everything she has done for all of us.
It gives me great joy to announce to you that I have hired Cecilia Melo as a full-time Religious Education Director for our religious education programs in English and Spanish. Cecilia will be responsible for the administrative functions of the religious education programs and other duties that come with this position. She will work alongside Stephen Hanley, the Faith Formation Director. By having this full-time position, it is my hope and plan to grow and consistently improve the quality of our catechetical and sacramental programs for the children and young adults of our parish. You can reach Cecilia at email@example.com or at 508-485-0016 x216. Please see the paragraph below from Cecilia.
My Name is Cecilia Melo. I am originally from Mexico . I moved to Massachusetts with my family 12 years ago. I received my Bachelor's Degree from Assumption College. I worked as a Spanish Teacher at Saint Bernadette Catholic School for 5 years. This summer Father Steven invited me to work in the parish as Director of Religious Education. I am very enthusiastic about serving in the parish and getting to know everyone. I always believed that the Lord will bless us when we do "All things for the love of Christ."
Please join me in welcoming Cecilia Melo to our staff as Director of Religious Education at Immaculate Conception Parish!
Father Steven Clemence