Sister John Catherine Coleman

Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (ASCJ)
Jubilee year: 
60th profession
Birth name: 
Margaret Ann
Bronx, N.Y.
First profession: 
Final profession: 

Bachelor's in education, Loyola University, Chicago

Master's in education, specializing in reading, from the University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport,

Master's in formative spirituality from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh

Service in the archdiocese: 

Teacher, Our Lady of Good Counsel School, St. Louis, 1960-67; 1973-78

Principal, St. Ambrose School, St. Louis, 1967-68

Director, Sacred Heart Villa Nursery School, St. Louis,  2001-10

Service outside of the archdiocese: 

Teacher, Mother Cabrini School, Chicago, 1956-59

Assistant novice directress, Mount Sacred Heart, Hamden, Conn. 1959-60

Teacher, St. Raphael School, Bridgeport, Conn., 1968-73

Principal, Santa Maria School, Bronx, N.Y., 1978-84

Principal, Blessed Sacrament Junior High School, Hamden, Conn., 1984-87

Teacher, St. Charles Borromeo School, Sacramento, Calif., 1988-97

Teacher, Sacred Heart Private School, Bronx, N.Y., 1997-2001

Assistant to the director, Clelian Heights, Greensburg, Pa.  2010-16

Missioned to serve in the new Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus mission in Waterford, Ireland beginning  Sept. 1, 2016.

About me: 

Sister John Catherine’s ministry has been in teaching and administration, and she has served in the congregation as local superior and a member of the provincial council.  She has enriched the lives of
countless people through her caring heart and zeal in bringing the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to them.  She is one of three Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus who will be missioned in the new ASCJ mission in the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore in Waterford, Ireland.