Beyond The Beacon

47: A beautiful faith breakthrough for a teen and his dad

March 14, 2024 Diocese Of Paterson Season 1 Episode 47
Beyond The Beacon
47: A beautiful faith breakthrough for a teen and his dad
Show Notes

What's the secret to passing on the faith? A father and teenage son explore the nuances of this question and more with Bishop Kevin Sweeney and co-host Jai Agnish for episode 47 of Beyond The Beacon. Dennis Dalelio and his oldest son, Eli, -- close friends of Agnish's -- strive to live a life of faith, hope, and love in Vernon, N.J., where they live and are active in catechesis at Our Lady of Fatima. Eli is a 17-year-old senior at Sussex County Technical School. He was confirmed by Bishop Kevin two years ago when he took the confirmation name, Albertus Magnus. Dennis is a long-time photography teacher at Paramus High School. He also volunteers at his parish, taking photos and teaching the faith as an eighth-grade catechist. Dennis has photographed for our diocesan newspaper, The Beacon, and created and hosts the The Stolen Hours podcast. Dennis also designed the artwork for Beyond The Beyond.

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Produced by Jai Agnish and Bishop Kevin Sweeney for the Diocese of Paterson. Production assistance from Cecile Pagliarulo.
Engineered and edited by Jai Agnish.
Illustrations by Dennis Dalelio.
Music by Jai Agnish.

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