Oak Knoll Commissions 25 Seniors as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

oak knoll commissioning Eucharistic ministersTwenty-five members of the Class of 2021 made history at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child Wednesday, February 10, 2021, becoming the largest group to date to be commissioned as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion during Mass held in the Mother Mary Campion Center for the Performing Arts.

The group was scheduled to be commissioned this past spring as juniors during the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, however, the ceremony was rescheduled due to COVID-19.

This week’s Mass was celebrated by Father Matthew Dooley, Chaplain at Oratory Prep School and Parochial Vicar at the Church of the Little Flower in Berkeley Heights, NJ.

Oak Knoll School’s newly commissioned Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are:

Claire Adelhelm of Mendham; Lizzie Athaide of Maplewood; Hannah Bolster of Madison; Annie Burton of Chatham; Maeve Clow of Chatham; Jodie De Jesus of Summit; Sarah Duttenhofer of Summit; Maura Ferrigno of New Providence; Emma Gamboa of Landing; Lauren Goetz of Chatham; Sarah Horsey of Madison; Caroline Maher of Westfield; Brooke Monti of Basking Ridge; Madeline Morton of Chatham; Maeve Olson of Ridgewood; Colleen Quinn of Summit; Sara Rogers of Madison; Jacqueline Schroeder of Summit; Catie Sharp of Bernardsville; Devon Stoffel of Chatham; Mariah Traynor of Maplewood; Gabriella Volpe of Summit; Mary Kate Vowells of Chatham; Katherine Whelan of Essex Fells; and Megan Wittmer of Chatham.

“We are blessed with the profound privilege of being able to have trained these Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion,” said Brian Topping, member of Oak Knoll School’s Theology and Campus Ministry Team. “These candidates are a very special and resilient group of students. Because of their strong and dynamic faith, they have endured not being able to serve as they normally would during this school year. Their desire to continue with the ministry and the process is an incredible inspiration for all of us on the theology and campus ministry team.”

Learn more about Oak Knoll School’s Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.