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Sister Pauline GoodallSister Pauline Goodall

70-year Jubilarian

Entered: September 8, 1949 – Cumberland, Rhode Island

Current Ministry: Ministry of Prayer and Presence

Motto: I Can Do All Things In God Who Strengthens Me


I was inspired to become a Sister of Mercy by the witness of the sisters who ministered to needy families in my parish and neighborhood in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Following graduation from high school, I worked at the Attleboro Plating Company for three years before embarking on my journey in Mercy. Most enjoyable for me was my first ministry as an elementary educator who excelled as a reading instructor. I also delighted in caring for and preparing children for the sacraments. Later in ministry I used my professional gifts as a resource educator to enhance the reading skills of high school students at Bishop Feehan High School. I loved the students and reveled in their sporting events.

Branching out in service, I spent 25 years as Eucharistic minister at Sturdy Hospital in Attleboro, then as organizational manager of  the bookstore at St. Mary Academy - BayView. The students here were likewise close to my heart. My motto, “I Can Do All Things in God Who Strengthens Me,” is most significant now as I celebrate 70 years as a Sister of Mercy in the ministry of prayer and presence at Elmhurst Nursing Home in Rhode Island.

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