Mary’s Garden Grows On

Tucked in-between JPII’s school and adult wings is a beautiful garden, tended with love and great care by a dedicated group of volunteers. “It’s not just gardening when the other volunteers and I come to plant, weed and water – it’s a gathering of friends,” shares Priscilla P., the growing...

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Mary Maher, Peggy’s Legacy of Faith Honoree

As we were poised to celebrate our 10th Legacy Gala, we wanted to honor the memory of the late Peggy Horrigan through the inaugural Peggy’s Legacy of Faith Award. JPII always held a special place in her heart and this recognition is given to an individual who shares her deep...

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Sal and Nanette Cutrona, Halo Award Honorees

Canceling our physical Legacy Gala also meant that we are unable to gather and thank our Halo Award honorees, Sal and Nanette Cutrona.  Their support has been paramount in providing our students with the technology that allows them to not only complete their schoolwork, but also communicate with staff and...

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Charity’s Story

“If you believe in angels, you all must know that Charity was given to us from God, and she is our Angel.” – Pam Oswalt, Charity’s grandmother As her family gathered around her to congratulate her accomplishments as a 2020 John Paul II Center for Special Learning (JPII) graduate, Charity’s...

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JPII Legacy Gala Goes Virtual

John Paul II Center’s Legacy Gala will be held June 15, 17 & 19 as a VIRTUAL event! Keeping the health and safety of our students, adults, staff, and event guests at the forefront, John Paul II Center made the difficult decision to cancel our “physical” Legacy Gala on August...

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Spaghetti Dinner

Dear Parents, Guardians, Students, Consumers, and Staff, Please join us for a Spaghetti dinner prepared by our very own secondary class! This event will also give parents an opportunity to meet our teachers and staff. Date: Wednesday, September 6 Time: 5:00PM – 7:00PM Location: John Paul II Center for Special...

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Pope Appoints Priest As Bishop of Allentown 

On January 31, Most Reverend John Barres was appointed Bishop of Rockville Centre, NY which left everyone patiently waiting to hear whom the new Bishop would be. This past Tuesday it was announced that Pope Francis has appointed Reverend Monsignor Alfred A Schlert as the fifth Bishop of Allentown. John...

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