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Message from the Director of School Ministry

Chris AllenHello and thank you for visiting the School Ministry portion of our website! My name is Mr. Christopher Allen and I am thrilled to serve as PJP’s Director of School Ministry! My role at PJP, as I see it, is to cultivate opportunities throughout the school year for students to have personal encounters with God.

 

Each year the Ministry Office selects a theme which guides our programming for the year. This year our theme is Christ chose you. Christ called you. Christ is with you!

 

This theme comes from an address given by our patron Pope Saint John Paul II, at the twelfth World Youth Day in Paris, France on August 23, 1997. During his visit, he reminded the young people gathered there of the significance of our Baptism -- namely how it, in addition to our Confirmation, enables us to “proclaim the Gospel with all our lives.”

 

This theme will enable our students to bear witness to the life of Christ through their participation in:

  • Frequent Sacraments of Penance and the Eucharist
  • Class Days of Recollection
  • Daily Prayer
  • A life which is “Upright and Faithful to the Lord”

 

As we strive in this school year to help each member of our PJP Family recognize that Christ chose you, Christ called you, Christ is with you,” please know that I look forward to the opportunity to walk with each of our students, faculty, and staff on their journey to do just that in the spirit of our patron, Pope Saint John Paul II.

 

Mr. Christopher Allen

Director of School Ministry

484-975-6500 ext. 3020

callen@pjphs.org