Sister Pauline MacDonald RSHM
1942 - 2022
June 9, 2022
November 22, 1942 - May 22, 2022 A Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary for 58 years, Sister Pauline "Mitzi" MacDonald died on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at the age of 79, in Orange, California, after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. One of two children born to Joseph and Pauline MacDonald, Sr. Pauline was born in Santa Monica, California. She is predeceased by her parents and is survived by her sister Melinda, her brother-in-law Harry, and her nephew Chris and his family.
Sr. Pauline's educational ministry began at St. Patrick's School, North Hollywood, followed by teaching at Corvallis high school, her alma mater. After completing a Master's degree in theology, Sr. Pauline served as a pastoral minister in several parishes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles: American Martyrs, St. Alphonsus, Sacred Heart Parish, Altadena, and as pastoral associate at Saint Anne, Santa Monica. Sr. Pauline also served the RSHM in California and Mexico in the area of Vocation Promotion, as Formation Directress, and in Province leadership for many years. In all these ministries, she used her skills as a liturgist and an artist, creatively shaping experiences, rituals, and programs that deepened the faith of those whom she served.
A private Funeral Mass will take place at Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel, Montebello, CA. Graveside Services, to which all are welcome, will take place on June 13, 2022 at 1:00 PM at Holy Cross Cemetery, 5835 W Slauson Ave, Culver City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, 441 N. Garfield Avenue, Montebello, CA 90640.