Contact Program

Meet the Contacts

James Brown

Graduated: De La Salle Collegiate, Warren, MI, Class of 2018
Currently studying: Criminal Justice or Flight Science at Macomb Community College

During my four years at De La Salle, I learned that there’s a strong brotherhood throughout the high school. I became interested in the contact program when Brother Francis Eells came to my school in my junior year and told us what the Christian Brothers are all about. In October of my senior year, Brother Francis and Brother Michael Andrejko came back to see if I would be interested in participating in the Discovery Day. I thought to myself, “Discovery Day sounds like a good opportunity to see if I would want to be a Christian Brother…why not give it a try?!” Now here I am as a Contact.

Nathan Ledoux

Nate LedouxGraduated: LaSalle Academy, Providence, RI, 2016
Hometown: Rehoboth, MA

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.

Thomas Tracey

Thomas TraceyGraduated: 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.

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.

JD Macioce

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.




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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