Rev. Mark Connolly
Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts Rev. Mark Connolly started THE SUNDAY MASS on television in the New York Area in 1970. In 1993, Fr. Connolly was named the Director of Radio and Television in the Diocese of Bridgeport. He is well known in the field of Radio and Television. Presently, Father is the host of an ABC syndicated show called THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK which is aired every Sunday morning throughout the country.
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Rev. Raymond K. Petrucci
Rev. Raymond K. Petrucci was ordained for the Diocese of Bridgeport in 1973. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from St. Francis College in Loretto, Pennsylvania, a Master of Divinity from St. Mary Seminary and University in Baltimore, Maryland, and a Doctor of Ministry from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley in California.
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Msgr. Frank C. Wissel, Doctor of Ministry (1938 - 2014)
Msgr. Wissel was founding director of the St. Maximilian Kolbe Houle of Studies for boys in Bridgeport and was Pastor at St. Mary Church in Greenwich, Connecticut for 17 years. Msgr. Frank C. Wissel passed away on June 19, 2014 at the age of 76, 1 week after retiring as Pastor at St. Mary Church.
Yolanda Cohen, Poet Laureate
Yolanda Cohen was born in 1931 at Fayetteville, West Virginia. Yolanda's writings include poetry, music and song lyrics, religious works of music and text for three Passion Plays, Radio and Television commercials and scripts, speech writing, numerous magazine and newspaper articles, children stories and plays. She is published in numerous books and Anthologies. She is married to James Cohen (known as Jimmy by his fans) and has six children.
Betty Mae Gallimore Hill was born in 1934 at Fayetteville, WV. She was educated in the public school systems of both West Virginia and Kentucky. Her dad was a local coal mining electrician and the family moved from place to place as new mines were open. Betty inherited her love for rhyming from her grandfather. Betty married at 19 and has two sons and one daughter, five grandchildren, two step grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Betty currently resides in Central Florida.