Saint Gabriel’s hires director for youth and family
MARION – Saint Gabriel’s Episcopal Church has hired a Director of Youth and Family Formation.
Wendy Reardon comes to the Parish with years of experience forming young hearts and minds. The new program will kick off on Sept. 11 with outdoor service, food and fishing.
“The formation of children and youth as Christians and Episcopalians is my absolute top priority as Rector,” said Father E. Fialho. He said that when he arrived at the Parish, the pandemic had “decimated our Christian formation offerings” and he now feels “we are on a path towards major growth.”
With Reardon at the helm, Fialho says that St. Gabriel’s will be a place where parents and caregivers who want their youth to have a dynamic, creative and forward-thinking program of learning should “feel comfortable sending their children to our Parish.”
Formation Programs will be offered for grades PreK through High School and will take place in and outside of the classroom, and will be experiential, active and relevant. The days of learning about faith in booklets are gone at the Parish. These meetings will be all about being the “... hands and feet of Christ in the world” and will consist of many service and outreach trips in and around the Tri- Town area.
“We’re competing for the attention, engagement and participation of our youth, their families and our community,” said Reardon. “What we have to offer is amazing, life changing, in fact.”
For more information or to register your child or youth please contact the Parish office at (508) 748-1507 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saint Gabriel’s welcomes all to come just as they are. The Parish is an “open and affirming place,” and would like to extend an invite to all within the LGBTQ+ community to join.