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Director of Faith Formation anfd Evangelization - Bernie Martin

My name is Bernadette Martin and I have the privilege of being the Director of Faith Formation and Evangelization here at St.

Dorothy Catholic Church.  Everybody knows me as Bernie.

I am blessed to head up a fabulous group of people we call Catechists who devote much of their time to sharing with children and adults how to walk with Jesus in His Church.  I hope you will be able to meet our Catechists soon. 

Here is my story.  .I attended St. Anne parish in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I attended J.W.Hallahan Catholic Girls High school,  After graduation I attended Holy Family University where I received a BA in Education and attended Temple University where  I received my  Masters in Education.  I was a History/Social Studies teacher in the Philadelphia School System and later taught here in California.  I have taught all the grades including Kindergarten.  As a fun fact I won the title of Miss Liberty Belle in Philadelphia held annually.  

 Now in 2020 I am a widow. I have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.   In 1977 I moved to Glendora from Philadelphia and upon moving here to St. Dorothy Church,   I continued my role as Catechist.  My Mother was a certified Catechist, as well, and I worked with her in preparing students for the reception of First Holy Communion.

In 1994 I became the Director of Religious Education   In 2016 I was given the responsibility of Director of Faith Formation and Evangelization.

I love my work and I love working with all of you.  .I look forward to meeting every family who becomes a part of Religious Education and Faith Formation  I hope I will have the honor and pleasure of meeting all of you.  .I will make it my goal to meet every parish family and welcome them to our Family Team Jesus.

Peace Be With You!