Mary Joan Piechocki
Our Lady of the Angels Parish, Cape May Court House
Ministry: Director of Faith Formation for Adults & Children
Director for RCIA; Moderator for Parish Scripture Studies
Involved in Liturgical Ministry as Lector and EM
Georgian Court - Masters Degree Theology
Georgian Court - BA in Religious Studies with Minor in Women’s Studies
Atlantic Cape Community College - AA in Philosophy
How did the Lay Ministry Formation Program prepare you for your ministry?
Lay Ministry formation helped to prepare me personally through offering the educational partnership with Georgian Court University. To pursue learning my faith and the teachings of the Church on this level was exciting, deeply spiritual and helped prepare me in my ministry areas to bring the Good News to others with enthusiasm and confidence. Spiritually, the Lay Ministry Formation program offers opportunities to get away for days of spiritual enrichment that benefit me personally and carry over into my ability to minister from a center of deeper commitment as I journey in faith with others.
How has Lay Ministry molded you as a person?
Life is a journey of learning with mistakes and successes along the way. I feel that I have finally found my place at this point in my life through lay ministry. I feel enriched by the people with whom I interact, and I continue to grow in knowledge and faith through their witness and with their companionship as we pursue a life of holiness together. I am happy to support the vision our Pastor has for our parish community in whatever ways I am able through the ministries with which I am entrusted.