AMAs Sent Off on a Year of Mission

Monday, August 21, 2006

At the 5:30 p.m. Mass at the Assumption College Chapel last Sunday, August 20th, five new Associate Missionaries of the Assumption (AMAs) were sent off to their mission sites to begin a year of service to the people of the needy neighborhood of Main South in Worcester, the immigrants at the border with Mexico and the mentally disabled adults in LArche communities in England and Ireland.

The five new AMAs are:

Liz Clayton (from Jacksonville, Florida), a graduate of Florida State University, Class of 2006. She will work at St. Peter's Parish and St. Andrew the Apostle Mission in the Main South neighborhood of Worcester, MA.

Matt Collins (from Auburn, Massachusetts), an Assumption College graduate, Class of 2006. He will be serving at the L'Arche community in Bognor-Regis, England.

Andrea de Castro (from Warren, Rhode Island), an Assumption College graduate, Class of 2006. She will be working with the Assumption Sisters at Casa Maria Eugenia in Chaparral, New Mexico.

Tina Grzeczkowski (from Media, Pennsylvania), a graduate of Mt. St. Mary's University, Class of 2006. She will be working with Andrea and the Assumption Sisters among the immigrants of Chaparral, New Mexico.

Beth Sheehan (from Mansfield, Massachusetts), an Assumption College graduate, Class of 2006. She will be working with Matt among the mentally disabled adults in the L'Arche community in Bognor-Regis, England.

They join Bridget White who is on her second year as an AMA in the L'Arche community in Cork, Ireland, and Meghan Zack, who renewed for a third year as an AMA in the L'Arche community in Bognor-Regis, England. Meghan is eager to welcome Beth and Matt to the community there.

The Mass of Commissioning followed a three day Orientation Seminar.

Please pray for our AMAs as they begin their year of service and solidarity, faith and community.