Sister Marganne Drago, SSJ joined St. John the Evangelist Parish as Pastoral Associate and Director of Liturgical Ministries on September 25th, 2017.

Sister received a Bachelors of Music degree in Music Education from Alverno College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; she earned a Master’s degree in Music/Music Education from Northwestern University and a doctorate in Music from Temple University, Philadelphia. In 2005, Sister Marganne earned a Master’s degree in Liturgy from the Liturgical Institute at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein, Illinois.

Sister Marganne has served as a Church musician and has taught music, both choral and instrumental, on all grade levels. In addition, she was associate professor and chair of the music department at Chestnut Hill College, was assistant director of Liturgy in the Office of Worship for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and served as a consultant to Bishop Pepe in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Prior to joining St. John the Evangelist Sister Marganne served the parishioners of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Royersford, Montgomery County, as their Director of Music. Previous to her position at Sacred Heart Parish, Sister was the Director of Music at Stella Maris Parish in South Philadelphia. In addition to music and liturgical responsibilities, she established the ENDOW program (Educating on the Nature of Dignity of Women), has instructed and guided parishioners in the R.C.I.A. program, offered assistance in planning Funerals and Weddings, and has been involved in training Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Lectors, and Altar Servers.

Sister has served as adjunct professor most recently at Cabrini University where she taught a course on the Sacraments. Sister Marganne is also a frequent guest presenter for sacrament preparation programs as well as ministry training workshops throughout the Archdiocese. Sister Marganne has also served as a visiting professor at St. Charles Seminary teaching courses in music and the Sacred Liturgy.