Entire PACT Community Gathers for Winter Retreat
During the weekend of January 24-25, 2014, all current members of the PACT program met at the O'Connor Retreat House outside of Boston. The retreat was led by Keith Mackeiwicz, SJ, who is a graduate of the PACT program (PACT 4, Cathedral High School, Springfield, MA).
The theme of the retreat was based on a quote from St. Augustine: "Be what you see and recieve what you are: the Body of Christ". It was a wonderfrul opportunity to share in faith and fellowship.
Pictured at Left: The Lawrence Community During the PACT Winter Retreat
Director Br. Patrick Carey Describes the UCCE Programs in Most Recent NCEA Notes
Br. Patrick Carey discussed the PACT program and other UCCE programs in NCEA's November 2013 publication. In the atricle, Br. Patrick describes the dimensions of the UCCE programs. For the text of the article, follow this link: Br. Carey NCEA Article 2013.pdf
PACT Teacher's Website Takes Off
In addition to teaching social studies at Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School in Lawrence, PACT 13 teacher Jeremy Shea regularly contributes to http://yester.ly, a current events website.
Jeremy describes the site as:
"Yester is a new kind of history publication. It is geared toward the general public who have an interest in history but perhaps the minute details focused on by academics. It is also geared toward the academics, who might discover a fantastic story in their research that doesn't fit into a paper, but deserves to be told. The articles published need to be academically sound, but also accessible to any reader, and cover topics as diverse as Roman politics to Guy Fawkes to comparing Marxism and the television show The Wire. As one of the founding members of the website, my roles are diverse. I write columns, usually one or two per week, find historical documents and images for daily publication through our Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter accounts, and have begun developing products for merchandise."
Dr. Zavagnin Publishes Article in America Magazine
PACT Assistant Director Anthony Zavagnin published an article about teaching contriversial issues in Catholic schools through the prism of Catholic social teachings.The article was published in the November 25, 2013 issue of America magazine and can be found by clicking here
PACT Teachers in Lowell
In December 2013, the Lowell Sun publised an article about PACT alumi Mark Loehr and Michael Vando and their contributions to Lowell Catholic High School. For more, read here