Meet the Contacts
Graduated: LaSalle Academy, Providence, RI, 2016
From outside of Providence, Nathan is a graduate of LaSalle Academy, Providence, where he was enrolled in the PEGASUS 7/8 middle school program before becoming a student at the high school level. Now, at the Catholic University of America, Nathan is completing a dual major track in Theology & Religious Studies and French & Francophone Studies with hopes of being able to teach. Nathan is also pursuing a minor in philosophy and a Certificate in Pastoral Ministry. Nathan became a contact his senior year of high school after having attended Discovery Day at LaSalle. Since becoming a contact, Nathan has been on contact retreats at the Brothers center in Narragansett and at Manhattan College. In addition to being a full time student, Nathan is presently working as a Sacristan at the St. John Paul II National Shrine and as a Resident Assistant on campus at the University. Nathan plans to study abroad in France before interning as a catechist while completing his studies.
Graduated: La Salle College High School, Wyndmoor, PA
Currently: Attends Penn State Main Campus
Thomas is currently at sophomore electrical engineering major at Penn State and is (of course) an avid Penn State football fan (as well as the Philadelphia Eagles). Tom is planning to do social justice work at La Salle Academy in Philadelphia during the summer as well as an internship at the Exelon Corporation.
Two clubs that Thomas is involved with at Penn State are PSU Music Service Club and EASI House. The Music Service Club is dedicated to providing music to the community, especially the elderly at local nursing homes, and those with special needs while EASI House is a dormatory of engineering and science students who study and work on projects together.
Thomas has a brother who is a freshman at La Salle College High School, and he enjoys being the big brother who looks out for his younger brother.
Graduated: La Salle Academy, New York
The Brooklyn native has spent the last three years as a student at La Salle University in Philadelphia. Currently working on a religion degree with a minor in education, David has moved to make education his post college career. For the past four summers he has worked with the Brothers in all areas of education save the collegiate. The summer of 2014 it was middle school and high school at De La Salle Freeport and La Salle Academy NY, respectively. Two summers ago it was Ocean Tides in Narragansett. La Salle Academy Philadelphia and West Catholic, also in Philadelphia, were his work in 2016. This year he returns to West Catholic to teach math and social studies in the enrichment program. He looks to graduate from La Salle University in May 2018. David Munoz graduated from La Salle Academy in New York City in 2014.
Graduated: University of Notre Dame
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
A Philadelphia native, Jim Corcoran graduated from Roman Catholic High School before attending the University of Notre Dame. At ND, Jim majored in English and Theology. An accomplished organist and singer, Jim sang in Notre Dame’s noted Folk Choir. He has written for Church Life Journal an online publication of the University. In the summer of 2016, an article on his experience at West Catholic appeared in Church Life. A Contact for two years, Jim has spent his second summer living and working with the Brothers. This summer he joined the newest DENA community, Anselm Hall on the campus of La Salle University while teaching at West Catholic again. This fall he will journey to Wexford in Ireland to teach English and Religion and help with music ministry at churches in the Diocese of Ferns.
Graduated: Penn State University, May 2017, BS Management of Information Systems
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Joseph “JD” Macioce attended Central Catholic High School, the Lasallian school in that city. After past summer internships with the likes of IBM, JD was able to join other Contacts to work this past summer at West Catholic, where he has assisted with both the summer school and enrichment programs at the school. This fall he will begin work full-time for IBM, but live in the Brothers Community at St. Raymond High School in the Bronx.
From outside Baltimore, Paul Cillo is a graduate of Calvert Hall College High School and La Salle University. At La Salle Paul completed a double major in secondary education and Theology. He became a Contact his senior year at La Salle after attending a winter retreat hosted by the Brothers. Since graduating he has moved to New York City where he teaches sophomore and junior religion at La Salle Academy in Manhattan and lives at the Brothers Community on 2nd Street. An avid runner, Paul is working on completing half marathons in each of New York City’s five boroughs. Paul also has a blog where he chronicles his community experience and his discernment with the Brothers.
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CONSIDER THE CONTACT PROGRAM!
The Contact program includes:
- Personal connection with one Brother, who will help guide you in your growth in prayer and personal spirituality
- Opportunities to attend an annual retreat with other Brothers and Contacts, all at varying stages of formation
- Opportunities to live and work as a Brother for 4 weeks during the summer months
- Visits to local Brother’s communities