Cathe Shoulberg, RSM, the youngest of five children of Kit and Charley Shoulberg is a Sister of Mercy of the Mid-Atlantic Community. Born and raised in East Norriton, PA, Sister Cathe, she received a BS in Education from Gwynedd Mercy University; a Master’s in Education, from Arcadia University. Cathe took further courses in Administration at Villanova University and the University of Dayton. She participated in Retreats International, a Theology Update Program at the University of Notre Dame.
For fifteen years, Sister Cathe taught First Grade in various parish schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Diocese of Camden. She was the principal of St. Elizabeth School in the diocese of Allentown for five years and in June, 2018 completed a thirty year tenure as Principal at St. Helena School, Blue Bell.
Upon leaving St. Helena, in June of 2018, a Sabbatical year followed – this included a six-week Sabbatical Program at Mercy by the Sea, Madison, CT.; Two weeks volunteering at Annunciation House, El Paso, TX, ministering to the migrant guests. She was also a participant in the International program, “Come Home to Catherine” at Mercy International Center, Dublin, Ireland. In February, 2020, Cathe participated in a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, “Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus”, under the leadership of Father James Martin, SJ.
Since September, 2019, Cathe started a new ministry: Supervisor of Student Teachers from Gwynedd Mercy University. Also, a volunteer at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, in Pastoral Care as a Eucharistic Minister and a NICU “Baby Cuddler”. In January, 2020, she began as a volunteer at Children’s Hospital, Philadelphia, working the “WaWa Cart”.
This feast speaks so directly to each one of us amid these uncertain and frightening times - WE are called like the Apostles, WE are being sent, to open our hearts to Jesus; to stand, serve and be with the poor among us; to welcome the marginalized, to help the sick, to forgive one another – simply put, to LOVE as Jesus; to make our World a dwelling as envisioned by Jesus – united with one another, in love.VIEW