Scranton Prep recognized for corporal works of mercy

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Students from Scranton Preparatory School received an award from The University of Scranton’s Panuska College of Professional Studies for the corporal works of mercy they do through the St. Joseph of Arimathea Funeral Ministry Program at Prep. The award was presented at the Ceremony of Remembrance, which honors those who donated their bodies to further the education of students in the health professions at the university. Through Scranton Prep’s funeral ministry program, the high school students serve as pallbearers, offer scripture readings and prayers at funeral services for small families, indigent people or those who die alone. From left, are Donna Barrett, Prep teacher; Corey Henfling, dean of students at Prep; Genavieve Maloney, of Clifford Township; Autumn Hendershot, of Dalton; Avianna Carilli, of Scott Township; Will McGregor, of Scranton; Michael Welsh, of Scranton; Peter Burke, of Scranton; Max Kneeream, of West Wyoming; Brianna Rivero, of Clarks Summit; Taylor Florey, of Clarks Summit; and Debra Pellegrino, dean of the University’s Panuska College of Professional studies. photo