Jayne Porcelli, pastoral associate, is so happy to become a part of the St Francis de Sales family. She joins our staff with a wealth of experience.
Jayne would say that she became involved in parish ministry as a very young teenager when she got involved in her parish youth group on Long Island. Through participation in folk masses and religious education she saw what fun the youth leaders were having and decided that's what she wanted for her own career choice.
For over thirty years Jayne has been blessed to work in a variety of special parishes in the Archdiocese of N.Y as well as at St Bonaventure Parish in the Paterson Diocese. Her focus of ministry has been on families, liturgy, sacraments and education. She is looking forward to all the new experiences being a part of this staff will give her to learn more and grow to be a better minister to all God's people.
Some of Jayne's favorite things are: her nieces and nephew, the beach, helping people make connections with each other. Jayne would also like to refresh her abiltiy to speak spanish...so if you can help her with that...she'd be most grateful.
Here at St Francis Jayne will be working on R.C I A. as well as baptism and wedding preparation, hospitality ministry, collaborating with the groups in the parish, outreach, liturgical training,...and pretty much anything else that needs doing. Have an idea for a new program or need that the parish should attend to? Feel free to talk with Jayne...she would love to hear from you!