Local News Archive
Print Issue: July 4, 2002
Pastoral Program Graduates Last Class
DUNWOODY - The Pastoral Ministry Formation program graduated its last class during a May 14 Mass and commissioning ceremony conducted at All Saints Church, Dunwoody. Archbishop John F. Donoghue was the principal celebrant. The two-year formation program, as well as the leadership track, sponsored by the archdiocesan Office of Lay Ministry Formation and Evangelization, covered a broad range of topics that relate to persons with diverse skills, interests and experiences, and was open to Catholic lay adults currently active and seeking involvement within the formal ministry of the church. During the two-year program, participants learned how to strengthen their basic knowledge of the church, and go into a greater depth of understanding of church teachings and ministry. A one-year intermediate and advanced cathechist formation ministry will replace the two year program.
In the photo on page 21 are the graduates of the Pastoral Ministry Formation program: Carol Balaun, St. Paul of the Cross, Atlanta; Patricia R. Barnes, St. Thomas Aquinas, Alpharetta; Michele Berrel, St. Marguerite D'Youville, Lawrenceville; Catherine Blevins, St. Joseph, Dalton; Kathy Christianson, St. Joseph, Marietta; Damon Clemons, St. John Vianney, Lithia Springs; Sandra Lee Commito, All Saints, Dunwoody; Georgeann M. Conner, St. Patrick's, Norcross; B.J. Davis, St. Anna's, Monroe; Mary Espinosa, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceville; Mary Finn, St. James the Apostle, McDonough; Sory Govin, St. Patrick, Norcross; Virginia Marie (Ginie) Hydo, Prince of Peace, Buford; Holly Irwin, St. Andrew, Roswell; Mary Ruth Jones, St. Mark, Clarkesville; Colleen Jones, St. Thomas Aquinas, Alpharetta; Lee Koons, All Saints, Dunwoody; Mary Agnes Larson, St. Stephen the Martyr, Lilburn; Cindy Madrid, St. Marguerite D'Youville; Lynn McClintock, Transfiguration, Marietta; Joy O'Nale, St. Brigid, Alpharetta; Ed Reinagel, St. Anna, Monroe; Terry Trinko, St. Lawrence, Lawrenceville; Kathleen White, Holy Trinity, Peachtree City; Philip (Skip) J. Yost, Prince of Peace, Buford. Those graduating from the leadership track were: Kenneth E. Ammerman, Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Atlanta; Vera Bifulco, St. Jude the Apostle, Atlanta; Rosaline Cardarell, Christ the King, Atlanta; Melissa M. Engels, Transfiguration, Marietta; Catherine Hensley, St. Pius X, Conyers; Kevin McCarron, Church of the Good Shepherd, Cumming; Karen Morrison, Church of the Good Shepherd, Cumming; Kathleen Oates, St. Monica, Duluth; Marci Parrish, St. Pius X, Conyers; Joann Perfett, St. Brendan, Cumming; Greg Raines, Prince of Peace, Buford, Joan Raines, Prince of Peace, Buford; Rose M. Robbins, St. Catherine of Siena, Kennesaw; Jane Rodgers, Prince of Peace, Buford; Eva Romick, St. Theresa, Douglasville; Rosemarie Treanor, St. Ann, Marietta; Grace Whitmore, St. Brendan, Cumming.