On Tuesday, May 8, 2012 the 2012 Field Work Education Awards Ceremony honored this year’s participants and presented each with their program certifications.
Representatives from SCI Waymart, Wayne Memorial Hospital and Wayne Woodlands Manor Assisted Living Facility each came to thank the seminary for their participation in the program. The directors and administrators of each of the care facilities expressed deep appreciation for the seminaries long-standing relationship with their institutions and gratitude for the hope that the seminarians bring to each of their organizations.
“The residence of the facility look forward to their weekly visits from the seminarians for several days leading up to their visit and for some it’s all they talk about for several days after.” said Matushka Marion Swencki, Administrator of Wayne Woodlands, “It is such an important work you do when you give of yourself to take part in the life of a resident.”
This year the student participants went out of their way to thank Fr. Alexander Atty the Dean of the Seminary, Fr. John Kowalczyk the Director of the Field Education Program, as well as Fr. David Shewczyk the Associate Director for the opportunity to take part in the program by presenting them each with a hand-painted icon.
The icons were written by an inmate in the State Prison System who converted while serving his sentence due largely to the ministerial efforts of groups like the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM).