What is your understanding of the mission of Hanna, and how do you plan to contribute as a priest? McGivern: The mission is rooted in the gospel values of the Catholic tradition in which the dignity and respect of each young man is affirmed and cherished. The Hanna community celebrates the unique and diverse gifts of each of these young men who come to us both from Catholic traditions and other rich and diverse spiritual backgrounds. With faith, education and care, the well-being of each of these young men is nurtured and cultivated. As Hanna’s resident chaplain, I hope to contribute through a ministry of presence, compassion, pastoral care, support and—perhaps most important—listening. I know there are many programs in place in terms of care and support, and I am looking forward to learning more about these. By building on these existing programs, in collaboration with others, I will utilize my pastoral and counseling experience. An important part of my outreach is to get to know the boys personally, encourage them to become their very best and acknowledge and affirm their unique gifts and talents. I want to listen and understand their stories, hopes, dreams and find out what speaks to them in terms of meaningful spiritual care and support. ■ Continued from front page CALENDAR OF EVENTS OCTOBER 13, 2017 25th Annual Golf Classic Silverado Resort & Spa, Napa NOVEMBER 9, 2017 A Giant Day for Hanna 5:00 p.m. Momo’s San Francisco NOVEMBER 17, 2017 MC Yogi: Book Signing & Concert 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Hanna Boys Center Auditorium For more information or to register for any event, visit us at www.hannacenter.org. FIND US ON “I have tremendous gratitude, as well as excitement, to be part of a professional, supportive and caring community where “Turning Hurt to Hope” are not just words, but a living reality. Are you a former Hanna boy, a donor, a former Board member, a Hanna friend? Please share your story about why you care about Hanna. We would love to have your tribute. Go to www.hannacenter.org/ story and send us a few words or a story, a photo or a video. Thank you for caring and sharing with us. Go to www.hannacenter.org/story. 17000 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476 HELP HANNA: share your STORY