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A Ministry of Teaching, Caring and Song

sister-marie-roccaprioreSister Marie Roccapriore M.A. ’96, D.Min. ’99 is a member of the Order of Religious Teachers Filippini, Villa Walsh, Morristown, New Jersey, and her diverse ministry vividly reflects both commitment to and effectiveness in educating and inspiring Christians to care for one another. In the 1950s and 1960s, Sister Marie was an elementary school teacher in New Jersey, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania, and from 1966 to 1978, was principal of St. Nicholas of Tolentine School in Philadelphia.
Sister Marie then turned to parish ministry and direction of Christian education programs at parishes in Cheshire and North Haven, before coming to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Meriden in 1993. There she began two programs of pastoral care that would transform not only those in need within the parishes she served, but so many beyond them.
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Spirit Joy Ministry Releases DVD

The Southington Citizen • Robin Lee Michel

Children from the central Connecticut area have had the incredible opportunity to make a DVD with internationally known musician Jose Feliciano. The recently released DVD is the first for Spirit Joy Music Ministry, which was founded in 1993 in Meriden, Connecticut by sister Marie Roccapriore, to reach out to the sick and elderly through music.
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