Archdiocese of Newark

2020newarkShelby Hawks, Jillian Riegle, Katie Mascari, Briana Quigley (Echo 16), Angela De Ciantis-Whitley

Shelby Hawks

Echo Class:
Echo 17 Parish Apprentice

Echo Placement:
Church of the Presentation

Hometown:
Trabuco Canyon, California

Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
Franciscan University of Steubenville, December 2019
Theology, Psychology

What have you enjoyed most about your Echo experience thus far?
I am most grateful for my community because I have grown so much from living with them and learning from them. They all have such beautiful and diverse relationships with the Lord and visions of ministry, and it is such a unique experience to gain new perspective and understanding of others.

Jillian Riegle

Echo Class:
Echo 17 Parish Apprentice

Echo Placement:
St. Teresa of Avila Parish

Hometown:
Roseland, New Jersey

Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
Hillsdale College, 2020
Spanish Language & Literature, Chemistry (minor)

What is the most significant thing you’ve learned in Echo?
I have learned the necessity of taking care of my own spiritual needs and prioritizing true rest in God. It isn't merely a luxury or something that is nice to do if we can but is truly essential to serving others and giving of ourselves, for we truly can't give what we don't have

Katie Mascari

Echo Class:
Echo 17 Parish Apprentice

Echo Placement:
St. Peter the Apostle Parish

Hometown:
Pilot Point, Texas

Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
Texas A&M University, 2019
Elementary Education

What attracted you to Echo and helped you decide to join the program?
I was attracted to Echo because of the program's attention to forming the whole person. The program stretches far beyond our courses or ministry and seeks to prepare us for our future as members of the Body of Christ in whatever capacity we choose to serve.

Briana Quigley

Echo Class:
Echo 16 Parish Apprentice

Echo Placement:
St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church

Hometown:
Frisco, Texas

Undergraduate Institution Area(s) of Study:
Franciscan University of Steubenville, 2019
Theology

What kinds of things are you up to in your Echo parish?
I will be supporting the liturgical life of the parish by helping prepare for Sunday Masses, the celebration of the sacraments, and most other liturgical functions. I am also looking forward to leading and co-facilitating adult faith formation programs in the parish and working in youth ministry as well.

Angela De Ciantis-Whitley

Echo Class:
Echo 17 Parish Apprentice

Echo Placement:
St. Helen Catholic Church

Hometown:
Toronto, Canada

Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
York University, 2014
Psychology

What kinds of things are you up to in your Echo parish?
I will be serving in youth ministry and assisting with children's religious education. I also look forward to collaborating with staff and volunteers at my parish to support their mission of evangelization by planning engaging faith formation nights for adults and young adults at my parish.