First Posted: 7/5/2009
Twelve high school juniors from Northeastern Pennsylvania, selected by the Pontifical Mission Society in the U.S., are preparing for their two-week summer mission trip to work and interact with people at the St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School, Thoreau, New Mexico. They will work with missionaries, priests and laypersons serving disadvantaged children and adults on the reservation. Some of the projects will include winterization and repairs to homes, summer Bible school programs for children and other reach-out services to poor Navajo children, families and elders. From left, are Jacob Rogers, Jersey Shore HS; Owen Karoscik , Valley View HS; Amanda Tomaselli, Dallas HS; Kathryn Kohl, Lake Lehman HS; Kim Commisso, Delware Valley HS; Sarah Muchler, Stroudsburg HS; Adriana Ganci, Notre Dame HS; and Dan Carney, Notre Dame HS. Absent at the time of the photo are Rachel Barrouk, Holy Cross HS; Olivia Davison and Danielle Mamary, Holy Redeemer HS; and Robert Yanik, Dallas HS. Chaperones are Rev. Jeffery J. Walsh, Deacon Edward T. Kelly, Miriam Heverline and Elizabeth Abraham.