From the Director


Here we go...

Can you believe that we are already starting another academic year?  It seems like we just left to begin our summer breaks!

It has been an incredibly busy summer here.  In addition to being named the Diocesan Director of Campus Ministry, I was also named pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Pocasset, Ma.  I have been spending the summer learning both jobs.  In addition, Sr. Madeleine Tacy, OP, the long time Catholic Campus Minister at UMass Dartmouth retired in June.  Frank Lucca joined the staff in May and has been busy getting acclimated to UMass Dartmouth while at the same time doing all the planning that takes place during the summer months.

We have added Campus Ministry programs at Wheaton College and Bristol Community College.  Fr. Robert Roetzel, CSC will be heading up our efforts at Wheaton College and has been working with Dean Parnell to get things ready.  I have been working with the administration and staff at Bristol Community College and hopefully will be starting there within the next couple of weeks.  Finally, Crystal Medeiros is joining the staff and will be at Cape Cod Community College.

We exist simply to be at the service of our students.  College is a very exciting time, one of great development intellectually and spiritually.  Our students will be challenged, again academically and spiritually and we want to be sure we are giving them the resources to be prepared.  In addition, we seek to provide them opportunities to grow in faith, not only through prayer and the sacraments, but also through catechetical opportunities and community service.

Please keep our staff in your prayers, but also in a special way, pray for our students.

Fr. David

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