Mission and Ministries


Our Mission — A Love that Unites

Our mission as Sisters of Saint Joseph flows from the purpose for which our Congregation exists. We live and work so that all people may be united with God and with one another. (Constitutions 16)

Following the example of Jesus and in accord with our founder, Jean-Pierre Medaille’s, SJ, spirit of faith-filled obedience and zeal, we respond by embracing all the works of mercy which tend to the spiritual and temporal needs of our neighbor, and which promote the glory of God by furthering the redemptive work of Christ. (Constitutions 18)

As Sisters of Saint Joseph in the 21st century, we continue to respond to the unmet and critical needs of our contemporary society and world. We are called to a special preference for persons who are poor, marginalized and vulnerable.

Our Ministries

Education — We teach, administer, and provide support services in every phase of education, from preschool to graduate levels.

Spiritual and Pastoral Services — We provide spiritual and pastoral services within parishes, ministering to the young and old, to the sick and to shut-ins, to those suffering the pain of loss, separation or alienation and to those who need support in coping with personal crises and addictions.

Retreats — We conduct retreats and offer programs in adult spirituality in retreat houses and in the parish setting.

Care for our Seniors — We work with the elderly, providing them comfort, courage and empathetic care, as well as safe and affordable housing.

Social Services — We provide social services for immigrants, for prisoners, and for victims of poverty, discrimination and injustice.

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