Stephanie Sonnick, Ministerial Associate
Hello! My name is Stephanie Sonnick, and I am on the Pastoral team here at Our Lady of Sorrows. Like many of you, I’m a New Jersey native: I was born and raised in Ridgewood (Bergen County) and am one of four children. I grew up attending public schools, playing sports, and spending a lot of time visiting extended family in Queens and the Bronx. I left the area to attend college at the University of Notre Dame, where I encountered the faith alive in my classes and student life. I was getting to know Jesus more personally: for the first time in my life, Sunday Mass started to make sense to me, and I realized that God had a plan for my life! I felt called to grow in my faith and learn how to assist other people to do the same.
After graduating with degrees in Theology and Spanish, I did a two-year graduate program for ministry called Echo and worked in a parish in Indianapolis, helping with adult formation, women’s ministry, and lots of translating from English to Spanish. I moved back to New Jersey when that program concluded and started working in Campus Ministry at Seton Hall University where I stayed for over four years.
I’m excited to be a part of this great community and team here at OLS! I serve as your Ministry Associate to support this community to nurture and grow various ministries within the parish (retreats, women’s ministry, adult formation, young adults, etc.). I’m really looking forward to getting to know you and your families as we walk this journey of faith together. Please, never hesitate to reach out! You can message me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 201-470-2904.