Saint Bridget Parish
East Falls, Philadelphia, PA.
Fr. Stephen DeLacy, In Residence
Sister Margaret Jude Sullivan, SSJ
Coordinator of Religious Education and of Parish Ministries
Sister Margaret Jude Sullivan grew up in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia. She was taught by the Sisters of St. Joseph in St. Athanasius Parish. After attending Cardinal Dougherty High School, she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph. Sister Margaret has a Bachelor’s degree from Chestnut Hill College and a Master’s Degree from Marywood University.
She has completed some post degree study at LaSalle University, Arcadia University, and St. Joseph’s University. Sister taught for 43 years in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and has worked in her current position here at St. Bridget since 2008. Her favorite thing to do is to teach others about our Catholic faith.
Sister Pat Egan, SSJ
Parish Visitor of the Sick
Sister Patricia Egan SSJ was born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania and moved to Elkins Park at age three. Sister was educated at Immaculate Conception School in Jenkintown, Little Flower High School and Chestnut Hill College. Sister taught first grade for thirty eight years, and she also taught Pre-K. Throughout her life, Sister counseled and gave workshops for teachers, taught English in Holmesburg Prison, gave calligraphy lessons at the Youth Study Center in Philadelphia, and taught Bible School classes for migrant workers in Gettysburg. One is her happiest memories was being the director of the C.A.R.E.S. program at St. Bridget School. Since our school has closed, Sister is visiting the homebound, the sick at Roxborough Hospital and the patients at the hospice on Henry Avenue. Sister Pat says, “Visiting the sick is a wonderful gift. Missing the young ones, but a joy to be doing God’s work.”
Sister Dorothy Crawley, SSJ
Parish Visitor of the Sick
Sister Dorothy Crowley was born and raised in the East Falls section of Philadelphia. She was taught by the Sisters of St. Joseph at St. Bridget School. She attended Little Flower High School and in her senior year, she got her vocation to be a Sister of St. Joseph. She has been happily serving God for 56 years.
Sister Dorothy has a Bachelor degree from Chestnut Hill College and received her permanent certification from Millersville University. She taught every grade for 1st to 8th and was a principal. She published activity books for the primary grades, was a member of the Philadelphia Language Arts committee, and was a guest speaker at the Philadelphia Teacher’s Convention on creative activities.
Sister Dorothy now is working with the homebound members of St. Bridget Parish. She also visits the sick in hospitals and nursing homes. She feels honored to be sharing God with such lovely people.