At OMC Parish School, we are blessed with many excellent models of leadership. Parents exhibit leadership through the Home and School Association and its many committees, events, and efforts. The Board of Limited Jurisdiction, made up of administrators, parents, and community leaders, exhibits leadership in forging and fostering the strategic school plan. Our Faculty exhibits leadership every day in the classrooms. Through the Code of Courtesy, our students progressively learn and grow in their leadership skills with each passing grade (including opportunities such as Student Council and volunteering in the Community) while modeling leadership skills to the younger students.
We are particularly blessed with exceptional pastoral and administrative leadership. The rest of us just follow their fine example.
Fr. John Fisher, OSFS
Fr. John has been the pastor of Our Mother of Consolation since July 2022. He professed vows as an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales in 1980 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1988.
In addition to parish ministry at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Camden, NJ, Fr. John served on the faculty at Father Judge High School, Bishop Verot High School, Northeast Catholic High School, The Salesianum School, and DeSales University. In addition, Fr. John served as Principal at The Salesianum School and interim-principal at Nativity Preparatory School.
Mrs. Patricia Sheetz, Principal
Mrs. Patricia Sheetz is beginning her fourth year as Principal of Our Mother of Consolation Parish School. Mrs. Sheetz is in her third year of Doctoral studies at Temple University. She has completed post-graduate studies in Diversity Training and Educational Leadership at Neumann University. This educational experience is in addition to a Master’s Degree awarded from St. Joseph’s University. Mrs. Sheetz holds a Technology Specialist Certificate from Temple University and has 21st century technology skills along with MIT APP Inventor training and Curriculum Development. Mrs. Sheetz has served as an Adjunct Professor in Undergraduate studies for 18 years, and as the Director of an English/Polish Cultural Exchange program for five summers in Poland.
Mrs. Sheetz believes that Our Mother of Consolation Parish School is a community in which there are no strangers. “We respond to the needs of others and we are all part of God’s family. It is a blessing to be at the heart of a community that is so enriched with service, love, and faith.” Our students enroll in their high schools of choice and our lives are richer because our students learn to make a difference in the world around them!