Parish Staff

Monsignor Paul Dougherty, Pastor

Monsignor Paul Dougherty

610.664.3770 Ext. 12,  pastor@saintmarg.org

Monsignor Dougherty was raised in Havertown, Pa, where he attended Annunciation BVM grade school, Msgr. Bonner High School, and Saint Charles Seminary.  Monsignor Dougherty was then ordained in 1980 for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  During my years of priesthood Monsignor Dougherty received an M.A. in Classical Studies from Villanova University and an M.A. in Christian Spirituality from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.  Monsignor Dougherty has served as a priest in several parishes in the Archdiocese, taught high school for two years, and was on the staff of St. Charles Seminary for twelve years.  His first assignment as a pastor was at St. Albert the Great Parish in Huntingdon Valley from 2006 – 2014.  Monsignor Dougherty have been pastor at St. Margaret Church from 2014 to the present and considers his role as “an honor and joy for [him]  to serve the people of this Parish.”

Mrs. Mary Anne Monroe, Director of Religious Education

610.664.3770 Ext. 16,  prep@smsnarberth.com

Mary Anne is originally from the Philippines but came to the US in 1980 to attend Villanova University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy in 1983.  Mary Anne and her husband, Bob, have been Lower Merion residents for the past 37 years, and together they have three children.  Mary Anne has spent most of her adult life working with children by providing in-home childcare, volunteering as a catechist for over 25 years, and working as a uniformed leader and adult trainer for the Boy Scouts of America.  She also earned a Master’s degree in Theology from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in 2013.  Mary Anne is currently the Director of Religious Education at St. Margaret Church in Narberth and St. John Vianney Church in Gladwyne.  Among other things, she is responsible for designing and implementing a program of religious education for parish children in private and public schools. She also coordinates all sacramental preparation programs.  In her spare time, Mary Anne enjoys music, theater, dancing, traveling, and making beaded jewelry.

Mr. Robert Cermignano, M.S.W., Coordinator of Parish Services

610.664.3770 Ext. 20, faith@saintmarg.org

Robert joins our parish upon graduating from the University of Pennsylvania’s School for School Policy and Practice with a Masters of Social Work.  During his two years at the University of Pennsylvania, he focused on organizational social work and worked with Bethesda Project’s emergency shelter, Our Brothers’ Place, as an engagement specialist, and as a case manager with The Goldring Reentry Initiative.  Prior to his most recent academic pursuits, Robert served as an Associate Campus Minister of Service and Social Justice at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia through their Alumni Service Corps Program.  In addition to participating in Catholic education from the age of 3 through 23, Robert is a lifelong practicing Catholic who identifies his Catholic identity is the most important part of his life.  Robert resides in Ardmore with his parents–Mary and Bob–and his two sisters–Patricia and Laura–and considers them to be his greatest supports.  In his free time, Robert is an avid follower of professional and independent-league baseball, crossword puzzles, coffee, and all things pop-culture.  

Mr. Cliff Coombs, Parish Business Manager

610.664.3770 Ext. 17,  busmgr@saintmarg.org

Previously, Cliff was the Business Manager at St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Burlington New Jersey. In that role he managed two merged churches, two cemeteries and a Pre-K through 8 school. Cliff brings with him nearly 30 years experience of managing operations, financial, human resources and information technology to our parish. Cliff possesses bachelor’s degrees in computer science and management and a Master’s degree in Management Systems Analysis from Kean University.  Cliff has been a lifelong practicing Catholic, and has 5 years of experience as a catechist teaching confirmation students.  Cliff is a member of the Knights of Columbus.  He has been married to his wife Kelly for 22 years and has two children; Katie who attends New Jersey Institute of Technology as a biomedical engineering student and son Chris who is attending the College of New Jersey honors program majoring in STEM education. They reside in Burlington, New Jersey. In his free time he enjoys sailboat racing, skiing and biking.

Mr. Michael Worth, Director of Music

michael.worth@gmail.com; saintmargmusic@gmail.com

Coming from a background in jazz performance and composition, Mike Worth is the the Director of Music Ministry at Saint Margaret Church. Mike’s formal education includes an undergraduate degree in Music Theory from the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters in Music Composition from Duke University, and a Master’s in Jazz Composition and Film Scoring from New York University.  In addition to composing and directing sacred music for Catholic Liturgies, Mike currently supports our parish through his work, he also works composing music for television.  Mike provides great credit to his talented and passionate musicians, “who really work to enrich the Mass with quality, prayerful music” as well as knowing “how to throw great barbeques!” He believes that every year offers opportunities for growth through the development of new programs, new events (e.g. Advent Concert), and inviting members of our community more deeply into our Ministry to sing and praise God with music.  Since he moved here from New York City, Mike truly believes he has “‘gone native” in Narberth.”  His wife, Sarah, is the Cantor Coordinator and Director of the Youth Choir at Saint Margaret, and his daughter, Katharine, attends Saint Margaret School (and is a cantor in her own right). His hobbies include cooking (ask Monsignor about my marinated steak recipe, it’s pretty awesome!), training locally at the Uppercut Boxing Gym and Crossfit Main Line, and the occasional jazz duet with Sarah at the Greeks’ in Narberth.  Please feel free to reach out to Mike or Sarah with any questions about our Music Ministry!

Mrs. Teresa Myers, Administrative Assistant (Mon, Tues, Thurs)
Mrs. Rose Marie Dalton, Administrative Assistant  (Wed, Fri)

610.664.3770 Ext. 10,  office@saintmarg.org

From left: Lyle Nehls; Cliff Coombs, Bill Petty, Eileen Talone, Father Dominic Cong Nguyen, Mary Anne Monroe, Monsignor Dougherty, Teresa Myers, Rose Marie Dalton