Meet James Corcoran

James Corcoran, Brothers Contact ProgramGraduated: 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.

Meet JD

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.

Meet Paul


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.



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

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