Loyola Institute for Ministry Extension Program Graduates Include Nine from Diocese of Youngstown
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 12:45

Loyola University New Orleans recognized nine students from the Diocese of Youngstown who completed Master’s Degrees or Certificates through the Loyola New Orleans Institute for Ministry Extension (LIMEX) Program at its commencement on May 11, 2013.

Five earned a Master Degree in Pastoral Studies: Brenda Antenucci, Parish Director of Religious Education, Blessed Sacrament Parish, Warren, OH, with a Pastoral Life and Administration focus; Jocelyn Welsh, Parish Director of Religious Education and Youth Ministry, St. Joseph Parish, Austintown, OH, with a Youth Ministry focus; Lauren DeFelice, Parish Director of Religious Education, Mary, Mother of Hope Parish, New Castle, PA, with a Pastoral Life and Administration focus; Sean Fyock, Construction Manager, Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning County, with a Marketplace Ministry focus; Carol Pilz, Pastoral Care, Humility House, Austintown, OH, with a Christian Spirituality for Ministry focus.

Two earned a Certificate in Pastoral Studies with a Christian Spirituality for Ministry focus: Deacon Ralph Chase, St. Anne Parish, Sebring, OH; and Christine McCue, Pastoral Associate, St. William Parish, Champion, OH.

Two earned a Certificate in Religious Education: Beth Rado, Parish Minister, St. Hilary Parish, Fairlawn, OH; and Sandy Pedone, HM, Parish Director of Religious Education, St. Joseph Parish, Sharon, PA.

Terry Murphy, catechist, St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Louisville, facilitated the learning group. The group met at Our Lady of the Lakes Parish, St. James Parish Hall, North Jackson, throughout the four-year course of study.   Reverend David Merzweiler, pastor of Our Lady of the Lakes, and the parish director of religious education, Carol Muldowney, hosted the learning group.      For information about the LIMEX program, contact the Diocese of Youngstown Office of Religious Education, 330-744-8451, or visit www.lim.loyno.edu.