Gift Shop Staff/ Third Grade Teacher, San Felipe Parish School
I work as a third grade teacher and cashier for San Felipe de Neri Parish. As a teacher in our catholic school, I have been blessed to not only watch the students grow academically, but also guide the children in receiving the sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, 1st Communion, and occasionally Confirmation.
Working at the church gift shop has helped me grow - grow as an Individual and grow in my spirituality as well. Not only do I learn so much from my colleagues, but the customers as well. Listening to people share their amazing stories of faith has given me new sense of hope.
Pope Francis once said -
"Let the church always be a place of mercy and hope. Where everyone is welcomed, loved, and forgiven."
I truly believe San Felipe de Neri is that place.