Diocese of Scranton

Scranton 18Cecilia Dietzler, Deirdre Drinkall, Kylie Ballinger

Cecilia Dietzler

Echo Placement:
St. Catherine of Siena Parish

Littleton, Colorado

Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
Marquette University, December 2020
Theology, Philosophy, Criminology and Legal Studies (minor)

What kinds of things will you be doing at your parish?
I lead an adult bible study and work on ways to empower parents to bring the faith home to their kids and make it a family conversation. I also work with the Vocations Office in the diocese to offer discernment groups for different Catholic High Schools in the area!

Deirdre Drinkall

Echo Placement:
St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church

Lake Mary, Florida

Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
Saint Mary's College, 2021
Philosophy and Economics, Italian (minor)

What saint squad would you grab coffee with after Mass?
I would pick Pope Saint John Paul II, St. Therese of Lisieux, and St. Faustina. We would talk about Divine Mercy and they'd give me advice on family faith formation. Then I'd ask the Polish saints to teach me how to make pierogis (North East PA loves pierogis).

Kylie Ballinger

Echo Placement:
St. Jude Catholic Church

Flower Mound, Texas

Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
Arizona State University, 2020
Family and Human Development

What have you enjoyed most about your Echo experience?
I have enjoyed the summer community and the people I have met in Scranton. Having Echo summer was such a gift, and those relationships will stay with me long after Echo. The communal aspect of living, eating, praying, worshipping, and struggling through school together really brings people together. I have also been amazed by how gracious everyone at our new placement has been!