It gives us great pleasure to announce that Mary Pat Heelan will be joining the Office of Religious Education after Labor Day. Mary Pat holds a BA in Elementary Education and Theater Arts from Boston College and an MA in Pastoral Ministry from Anna Maria College. She has been involved in religious education for decades, first as a volunteer catechist in a number of different parishes in the Boston and North County areas, and later as the DRE at St. John, Guardian of Our Lady Parish. Mary Pat has experience with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and early education programs as well as the high school Frameworks. As a seasoned DRE, Mary Pat has been involved with programs across the life cycle. She also brings skills honed while teaching in Arizona and Georgia. We are looking forward to working with Mary Pat and hope that you will join us in welcoming her.