Virginia M. “Ginny” Ciochetti

Virginia M. “Ginny” Ciochetti was born and raised in Waterbury.  She is a lifelong parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, having received all her Sacraments here, and is a graduate of Our Lady of Mount Carmel School.  Ginny is a retired Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer.  She is a Monastic Scholar, O.S.B. of the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Connecticut.  In 2007, she created the Marie and Pat Ciochetti Foundation, Inc., which is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization which conducts six charitable events per year to benefit poor families and abused women and children.  Ginny has been the kitchen chairperson for our Annual Feast since 2010.  She is a Eucharistic Minister of Holy Communion, a lector and an altar server at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.  She is also the head collection counter, coordinator of the Annual Turkey drive, Advent Giving Tree and the Easter Basket Drive, and assists with the Compassionate Carmelites Food Pantry.  Ginny is the Director of Faith Formation for sacramental programs and Religious Education.  She also assists families in the preparation of funeral Masses.