Fr. Cregan Visits Stonehill Alumni Volunteering Abroad

Published: July 18, 2012

Author: Stephanie Sibal

Father Mark Cregan

Rev. Mark T. Cregan, C.S.C., President of Stonehill College in Easton, Mass., is traveling the world this summer to visit alumni volunteering at various Holy Cross missions.

Stonehill is an educational apostolate of the U.S. Province of Priests and Brothers.

Fr. Cregan recently returned from Agartala, India, where he met with five alumni who are participating in Stonehill’s post-graduate service program Extension India. The 11-month cultural experience allows young alumni to teach at Saint André School, which is operated by the Congregation’s Diocese of Agartala.

In August, Fr. Cregan will travel with three alumni volunteering in Stonehill’s Extension Dominican Republic program. The young people will work for about a year at Hogar del Niño, a daycare and school serving more than 1,500 children that also provides dental and medical care to another 9,000 children in the community.

Fr. Cregan ends his summer travels with a trip to Haiti to meet with 2012 graduate Katherine Sullivan, who is conducting research as part of the Notre Dame Haiti Program, which seeks to eliminate a mosquito-borne illness affecting more than 2 million Haitians.

During Spring Break, Fr. Cregan visited three alumni doing post-graduate service in the College’s Extension Honduras program, where volunteers work at the Guaimaca Mission. The mission includes a health clinic, girls’ school and a 227-acre farm.