On June 18, the first class of Foundations of Faith Community Nurses were commissioned at Saint Simon Stock Parish, Berlin. The Foundations in Faith Community Nursing course provides more than 40 hours of training for those developing their Parish Nurse ministries.

The class was sponsored by VITALity healthcare through the Parish Nurse Office and was open to all nurses interested in becoming a parish nurse. Jo Anne Farrell was the instructor.

Pictured, back row, from left: Jennifer Rocheleau (Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church); Arlyne M. Stypula (Saint Vincent De Paul, Mays Landing); Mary Beth McNamee (Saint Mary, Gloucester); Joanne B. Walko (Saint Rose of Lima, Haddon Heights); Joanne DiBraccio, (Saint Stephen, Pennsauken); Danna P. Beverly (Saint Bridget, Glassboro); Eileen Iuliucci (Saint Simon Stock); Mary Anne B. Serra, director of Parish Nursing. Front row, from left: Deacon Jerry Jablonowski, executive director VITALity Healthcare; Jo Anne Farrell (instructor); Madeline Mills, (Infant Jesus, Woodbury Heights); Ann Marie Haines (Saint Rose of Lima); Dawn Benz (Saint Andrew the Apostle, Gibbsboro); Ritamarie T. Giosa, (Saint Simon Stock) Maria Mesiano, (Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Newfield) Loretta DellaVecchia (Saint Bridget) Deacon John Rich (Saint Simon Stock). Photo by Alan M. Dumoff