Press Release: Mater Christi Hires New School President

April 27, 2016

The Sisters of Mercy, Northeast Community, and Mr. Terry Breen, chair of the Mater Christi School Board of Trustees, are pleased to announce the hiring of the new president of Mater Christi School, Mr. Patrick Lofton.

Mr. Lofton was employed for 20 years as an Associate Superintendent of Catholic Schools in Wisconsin and Principal, Teacher and Fundraiser in Minnesota Catholic schools. Most recently, Mr. Lofton was the Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of the National Catholic Educational Association in Virginia.

Mr. Lofton will spend time in May and June in Burlington, sharing ideas with the principal of Mater Christi School, Anthony Fontana, and observing the school while it is still in session. The Loftons will be relocating to Vermont over the summer.

In his letter of acceptance, Patrick Lofton included these thoughts: “As a lifelong Catholic educator, I am truly inspired by the history and legacy of the Sisters of Mercy and their efforts to found and support Mater Christi School. Your school has a long, proud and blessed history, as well as a promising future due to the dedication, sacrifice, and unwavering commitment of the Sisters of Mercy, as well as the larger community. I feel so very fortunate and privileged to be joining your community.”

​Sister Joanne LaFreniere, RSM
Director of Public Relations and Spiritual Life​