Diocesan PTA holds its last luncheon

Diocesan PTA holds its last luncheon

Photos by James A. McBride

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Outgoing officers of the Camden Diocese PTA, with Msgr. James P. Curran, Priest Moderator, were Dana Catalana, Madeline Wolk, Patricia Wirbick and Barbara Jo Weisenbach.

pta2-webThe five student grand prize essay contest winners, with Msgr. Roger McGrath, Vicar General, were Karen Therrien, Holleigh DeVecchis, Lily Bradshaw, Philip Brenner and Phillip Devin Trieu.

The Parent-Teacher Association of the Diocese of Camden held its annual luncheon on Wednesday, May 2, at Masso’s Crystal Manor in Glassboro. Approximately 200 people were in attendance.

This was the organization’s final luncheon, since the parent-teacher organizations in the individual Catholic elementary schools have re-defined their roles in light of the institution of school boards and advancement offices in the schools.

Msgr. Roger E. McGrath, Vicar General, expressed gratitude for all those who have served in various capacities over the 23-year-history of the organization.

The five students who were the grand prize winners in an essay contest presented their winning essays to the audience at the luncheon. The topic was: “Why am I most grateful for the gift of my Catholic education?”

These students are: Karen Therrien (Resurrection Catholic School), Holleigh DeVecchis (St. Michael the Archangel Regional School), Phillip Devin Trieu (Good Shepherd Regional School), Philip Brenner (Holy Trinity Regional School), and Lily Bradshaw (Cape Trinity Catholic School). A school winner was also identified for each school that participated in the contest.

The outgoing officers of the Diocesan PTA were recognized for their many years of service to the organization: Patricia Wirbick, President; Dana Catalana, Vice-President; Madeline Wolk, Secretary; and Barbara Jo Weisenbach, Treasurer.

Msgr. James P. Curran, pastor of St. Mary’s Parish in Gloucester, served as the Priest Moderator and Sister Rose DiFluri, assistant superintendent, was the Honorary President.

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