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 (also staffed by the Apostles) 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. In residence at Our Lady of Pompeii are (L-R)and Sr. Rita Marie Milano, faculty member, Sr.Maureen Flynn, principal, and Sr. Estelle Barelli, faculty member.
Sacred Heart Convent
The Sacred Heart community serves both the Sacred Heart Learning Center and Santa Maria School in the Bronx borough of New York City.
The Sacred Heart Learning Center opened in the Fall of 2008. It is a Pre-K 3 program directed by Sr. Bridget Smith, who also teaches the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program at the Center.
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 (L-R)Sr. Diane Mastroianni, Santa Maria School Principal; Sr. Angela Gertsema, Santa Maria School faculty; Sr. Bridget Smith, Director of the Sacred Heart Learning Center, and Sr. Marialice Ackerman, faculty at the Learning Center.
The first New York mission of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was St. Joseph School, located in lower Manhattan. The Apostles began their work there in 1926 when the neighborhood was comprised primarily of Italian immigrants. Over the years, the population has shifted and St. Joseph currently serves a largely Chinese community. Please see the Fall 2006 edition of the Caritas newsletter for a Spotlight article on the Apostle ministry at St. Joseph School.
Members of the St. Joseph community are (L-R) Sr. Alice Legan, faculty member, Sr. Ellen O'Connor, who ministers at St. Joseph Hospital in Yonkers, and .Sr. Deborah Lopez, Principal.
Clelian Heights School for Exceptional Children
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.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare and Department of Education license Clelian Heights. Founded over 45 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.
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.
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.
- Members of the Clelian Heights Apostle community are Sr. Ritamary Schulz, Sr. Margo Rey, Sr. Dolorita Colianni, Sr. Clelia Mazza, Sr. Margaret Ann Calcutta, Sr. Benjamin Merlotti, Sr. Marilyn Lagermann, Sr. Clotilde Como, Sr. Charlene Celli, Sr. Rosemary Zaffuto, Sr. Adrianne DiLonardo, Sr. Shawn Lyons, and Sr. Vivian Chiodini.