Welcome PACT 15!
This summer, the 21 members of PACT cohort 15 spent June and July on the PC campus studying to become teachers. This August, they are in thier schools beginning their new vocation as teachers. PACT 15 members come from around the nation and represent a variety of disciplines.
Enjoying Community Time during Snow Days
The winter of 2015 has been one of record snowfall in New England. PACT communities, like the Providence St. Thomas house at left, use the time off from school to spend some quality time with their community members.
PACT Students Gather to Celebrate Thanksgiving
All PACT students were back in Providence on November 22nd to share in fellowship and in a Thanksgiving meal. There is much to be thankful for this year, as our 35 PACT teachers recounted success in their classrooms, graduate programs and in their communities.
PACT's Thanksgiving celebration is sponsored by the three Providence PACT communities who do the cooking and preparation for our gathering. A special thanks goes Fr. John Soares and Deacon Alan DePetrilo of St. Thomas Parish in Providence for graciously hosting our gathering.
Commissioning Mass and the Start of Teaching
The PACT community came together for a commissioning mass on July 25th, celebrated by Fr. Gabriel Pivarnik, O.P.. After some August down time, PACT 13 and 14 teachers are in the their classrooms for the 2014-15 school year. Currently, PACT serves 17 schools in 5 dioceses in New England. Of special note is St. Peter-Marian High School, which now has one PACT teacher.
The members of PACT 14 arrived on the Providence College campus on Wednesday, June 4th to begin their two-year PACT experience. During their first week, the new PACT members participated in a welcome cookout, an orientation retreat and they took part in the PACT 12 graduation celebration.
Director Br. Patrick Carey Describes the UCCE Programs in NCEA Notes
Br. Patrick Carey discussed the PACT program and other UCCE programs in NCEA's November 2013 publication. In the article, Br. Patrick describes the dimensions of the UCCE programs. For the text of the article, follow this link: Br. Carey NCEA Article 2013.pdf
Dr. Zavagnin Publishes Article in America Magazine
PACT Assistant Director Anthony Zavagnin published an article about teaching controversial 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