Sister Joanna (Sister Mary del Val) Paolella

Order: 
Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (ASCJ)
Jubilee year: 
50th profession
Birth name: 
Joanne Marie
Birthplace: 
New Haven, Conn.
Entrance: 
1963
First profession: 
1966
Final profession: 
1971
Education: 

Bachelor's in history, St. Louis University, St. Louis

Master's in American studies/political science, Fairfield University, Fairfield, Conn.

Service in the archdiocese: 

Teacher, St. Ambrose School, St. Louis, 1967-69

Principal, St. Clare of Assisi School, Ellisville, 1990-91

Assistant director, Our Lady Queen of Apostles Early Childhood Center, Imperial, 1991-92

Development director, Cor Jesu Academy, Affton, 1992-96

Director, Our Lady Queen of Apostles Early Childhood Center, Imperial, 1996-2005

Director, Our Lady Queen of Apostles Retreat and Spirituality Center, Imperial, 2005-07

Service outside of the archdiocese: 

Teacher, Sacred Heart Academy, Hamden, Conn., 1969-78

Formation director, Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, 1975-78

Principal, St. Patrick School, Tampa, Fla., 1978-82

Principal, St. Raphael School, Bridgeport, Conn., 1982-90

Administrative assistance, Sacred Heart Manor, 2007-present

About me: 

Sister Joanna’s ministry has been in teaching, administration and spiritual formation. Currently, she resides at Sacred Heart Manor and assists as caregiver to the retired sisters.