Mary DePaul Sabella, SSJ 80 Years

Mary DePaul Sabella, SSJ, was born in Crossingville, PA. She attended Crossingville Grade School and received a religious education certificate from Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart in 1952. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on August 15, 1945, from her home parish, St. Philip in Crossingville, PA, and professed her final vows in 1950. Sr. Mary DePaul ministered as a housemother at St. Joseph Home for Children, served on the Motherhouse support staff, and spent many years teaching religious education at Houtzdale Catechetical Center, Houtzdale, PA; Mercer County Catholic Center, Mercer, PA; Our Lady of Peace, Erie, PA; St. Francis Catechetical Center, Bradford, PA; St. Agatha and St. Brigid, Meadville, PA, and
St. Patrick, Erie, PA. Sister Mary DePaul served as a pastoral minister at St. Michael, St. Ann, and Immaculate Conception parishes in Erie and in pastoral care at Saint Mary’s Home of Erie. She resides at the Sisters of St. Joseph Community Living Center and is often seen tending to the plants and flowers throughout the building.

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