Sister Mary Susan (Sister William Mary) Emmerich

Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (ASCJ)
Jubilee year: 
50th profession
Birth name: 
Mary Susan
Red Bud, Ill.
First profession: 
Final profession: 

Bachelor's  in English, Loyola University, Chicago

Master's in English, Fordham University, New York

Master's in library science, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Conn.

Diploma in spiritual theology, Teresianum, Rome

Service in the archdiocese: 

Teacher, Our Lady of Good Counsel, St. Louis, 1969-72

Teacher, Cor Jesu Academy, St. Louis, 1982-88; 1989-91

Service outside of the archdiocese: 

Teacher, St. Charles Borromeo, Melrose Park, Ill., 1966-69

Teacher, Sacred Heart Private School, Bronx, N.Y. 1972-75

Teacher, Sacred Heart Academy, Hamden, Conn., 1975-82; 1991-2001

Teacher, John Paul II Catholic High School, Tallahassee, Fla., 2001-04

Provincial Secretary, U.S. Province of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Hamden, Conn.,  2004-10

Teacher and librarian, Sacred Heart Academy, Hamden, Conn., 2005-06; 2010-11

Assistant to the director, Sacred Heart Manor, Hamden, Conn., 2010-present

Director, Homework Assistance Program with Apostle Immigrant Services, New Haven, Conn.,  2015-present

About me: 

Sister Susan has served in ministry in teaching in elementary and secondary schools as well as on the college level.  She has served in congregational leadership as provincial secretary in the United States Province of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and as local superior in community assignments. Since 2010, she has ministered to the retired sisters at Sacred Heart Manor and in 2015, she also became the director of the Homework Assistance Program ministry in conjunction with Apostle Immigrant Services in New Haven, Conn.  In all of her ministries, Sister Susan shares the love the Heart of Christ,
seeking to have God better known, loved and served.