New York & Pennsylvania 2013-2014

New York

Our Lady of Pompeii

The Apostles opened their mission at Our Lady of Pompeii School and parish in Greenwich Village in 1930, when the parish opened a grade school. Initially the classrooms were full of the children of Italian immigrants and their descendants living in the neighborhood. In the 1980s, OLP had a significant number of students from New York City's Chinatown, when its population expanded
and St. Joseph's School (staffed by the Apostles until 2010) could not hold them all. Though still educating children from "The Village," the school currently has a multicultural mix of students who live throughout Manhattan, the other boroughs of New York City, and New Jersey.

Members of the Apostles community at Our Lady of Pompeii are: (L-R)  Sr. Rita Marie Milano; Sr. Ellen O'Connor; Sr. Alice Legan; and Sr. Veronica Beato.


Sacred Heart Convent

The Sacred Heart community serves both the Sacred Heart Learning Center (SHLC) and Santa Maria School in the Bronx borough of New York City.

SHLC opened in the fall of 2008 and is home to Santa Maria School's growing Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 programs. A number of other community programs are run in the SHLC by Sr. Cora Lombardo including tutoring for students, English language classes for adults, and parent groups.

Founded in 1951, Santa Maria School, a Roman Catholic parish elementary school whose mission to educate the students is inspired by the Gospel of Jesus and grounded in the teaching of the Church, has served the local community of the 
Bronx for over half a century. The school has remained consistent over these years in providing a safe and reverent Catholic atmosphere as well as a strong academic program for families seeking greater achievement and a better future for their children.

Although when it began Santa Maria School educated mainly students whose parents were Italian immigrants, it now educates students of different social, economic, and religious backgrounds from Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade, admitting children from within and beyond the neighborhood. It is our goal that each of our students will become a positive contributor to the community and to the larger society, exemplifying the values learned at Santa Maria School.

Members of the Sacred Heart community are Sr. Diane Mastroianni, Principal of Santa Maria School; Sr. Nadine Alexander, faculty member at the Sacred Heart Learning Center; Sr. Mary Louise Bunnell, Director of the Sacred Heart Learning Center; Sr. Cora Lombardo, Director of Adult Faith Formation and the RCIA program at Immaculate Conception/Assumption parish in Tuckahoe, NY; and Sr. Margaret Mary Stoverink, faculty member at Santa Maria School. 


Clelian Heights School for Exceptional Children

Clelian Heights entrance

Clelian Heights is a licensed, private, non-profit, educational, residential and vocational facility. Clelian Heights is dedicated to enabling children and adults with developmental disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum, to function in the world at their own ability level as contributing and valuable members of society.

Sr. Charlene and students

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare and Department of Education license Clelian Heights. Founded 50 years ago by the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, services are offered to all without discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religious creed or national origin.
Located in Southwestern Pennsylvania and currently serving 8 counties, Clelian Heights provides a continuum of care for special needs persons. Care begins with an integrated Preschool, advances to a special needs academics environment in the School program that incorporates a transition-to-work program in adolescence, moves on to community supported employment or sheltered employment in adulthood at the Clelian Center where services such as mail operations, packaging, small parts assembly, commercial laundry, etc. are contracted with local businesses.

There are over 80 dedicated teachers, aides, therapists, workshop supervisors, resident staff, nursing, administrative, support staff, and numerous volunteers who share their time and talents with our special needs population.
Clelian Heights is the only facility in the area that offers an Academic program, Adult Day Program, Extended School Year Program, and Residential options for children and adults on its campus.


Members of the Clelian Heights community are: (front row, l-r) Sr. Margo Rey, Sr. Dolorita Colianni, Sr. Marialice Ackermann, Sr. Adrianne DiLonardo, Sr. Benjamin Merlotti; (back row) Sr. Christine Kiley, Sr. John Catherine Coleman, Sr. Shawn Lyons, Sr. Vivian Chiodini, Sr. Charlene Celli, and Sr. Ritamary Schulz.