Due to a consistent enrollment in school, from high school straight into college and little work experience, most of my experience within a service sphere revolve around volunteer parish work, as the seminarian-in-residence to several parishes, or in the hospital, working in the Department of Pastoral Care at Waterbury Hospital. While they are not jobs with set wages, I have learned interpersonal and communicative skills from working hands on with people of all different faith traditions and backgrounds.
In what I lack in job-based experience, I fully believe I make up for any volunteer work I have done through the Archdiocese. In my earnest desire to serve all whom I come across, I am motivated to follow the pastoral and servant path. Through my work as a religious education instructor, I was required to review elementary catechism and demonstrate the Catholic faith in a 21st century expression; as a chaplain, I provided a ministry of presence, through support, guidance, healing and reconciliation.
Concern for Others
to 05/2012 Archdiocese of Hartford – Hartford,
Assisted various parishes within the Archdiocese through supervised and unsupervised pastoral ministry, including communion calls, liturgical life, youth ministry, visits to the sick and elderly, community outreach, as well as participating in various assignments for each parish.
Assisted with parish responsibilities at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Waterbury, Connecticut, as well as St. Teresa of Avila (Woodbury), St. Lucy (Waterbury), St. Francis (New Haven), and Our Lady of Pompeii (East Haven) over a 2 year span.
Cantor & liturgical musician05/2010
to Current Archdiocese of Hartford – Waterbury,
Hired to sing and prepare parish liturgies on a weekly basis
Sang funerals, weddings, solemnities and feast days, in addition to the regular weekend parish liturgies
Parishes include- Our Lady of Lourdes (Waterbury), St. Lucy (Waterbury), St. John the Evangelist (Watertown), Church of the Nativity (Bethlehem), St. Michael (Waterbury), Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Waterbury), St. Teresa of Avila (Woodbury), St. Mary (Milford), Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Hamden), Our Lady of Pompeii (East Haven).
Trained cantors and taught parish groups hymnody, psalmody and basic music theory.
Bachelor of Arts: Philosophy & ReligionCurrentAlbertus Magnus College-
Dean's List, [Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013,]
In addition to studying philosophy & religion, coursework in credited independent studies such as: Metaphysics, Contemporary Catholic Philosophical Theology, and Fundamental Theology/Senior Paper
Honors College (in progress as of Feb. 2014)
3.944 GPA (as of Feb. 2014)
Campus Ministry representative
Student athlete (Lacrosse)
Bachelor of Arts: PhilosophyTransferred in May 2011St. Charles Borromeo Seminary-
Assistant Chaplain (Waterbury Hospital)
July 2013- present
Provided a ministry of presence to all those in need, regardless of religious affiliation
Communicated with patients on a human, pastoral and spiritual level
Brought communion to Catholic patients
Religious Education Teacher (Our Lady of Lourdes Church) September 2008- present
Instructed 2nd, 7th, 8th and helped with retreats for Confirmation classes