Sr. Bernadette Turgeon

Sr. Bernadette Turgeon has been a Sister of Notre Dame for 62 years. She entered the SNDs in Waltham from Beverly and Andover, Massachusetts. Her first ministry was as a primary grade teacher in Massachusetts… After 14 years, she moved to New Hampshire and began her ministry as a Director of Religious Education and Youth Ministry. For 27 years she was the Director of Youth Ministry for the Diocese of Manchester. She recently retired from service at the Parish of the Transfiguration in Manchester, NH, working with children of all ages. For the past 16 years she has been volunteering summers at Camp Bernadette, the Diocesan Camp for girls.  She hopes to continue this ministry. Sr. Bernadette knows that she has been blessed for those many years to work with children and young adults. These ministries have been for her an honor and a privilege in her life.



  1. Hi Sr. Bernadette!

    I was looking at the list of National Youth Ministry Award recipients and saw your name! It brought back all kinds of great memories of my early days at NFCYM. I am still working there on the National Catholic Youth Conference, but I now live in Fairfield, Connecticut, with my husband of almost 17 years and our four children, Molly (15), Emily (14), Liam (13), and Katie (12). I pray you are well and able to enjoy retirement in these strange and unsettling times.


    1. Dear Maureen,

      Thank you for your message to Sister Bernadette. I apologize profusely for the delay in approving your message! I have sent you note to Sister, along with your email address.


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