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Congregational News

May 15, 2016

Associate Covenanting

Associate Covenanting

Associates of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace are people who live our spirit and mission in their different ways of life. Associates commit to an ongoing mutual relationship with CSJP Sisters and their charism of peace through justice by promoting peace in family life, in the Church,…

Associate Covenanting in the West

By Associate Co-Directors Amalia Camacho, CSJP and Sue Nies, CSJP-A

Our joyful celebration of Associate Covenanting began with our cantor, Annie Welch CSJP-A, leading us in "The Summons." It was followed by a reading from Micah that has become a tradition during our Associate Covenanting ceremonies in the West.

Micah 6:6a,8:  With what…

Associate Gathering and Covenant Day in the United Kingdom

It was significant that this year’s Associate Day was held on Saturday 19th March- the Feast of St Joseph and we had a celebration befitting the occasion.

The day began with Mass in the Chapel, followed by the usual welcoming greetings and of course coffee and biscuits.

Mary Fortey Associate Co -Director began the proceedings with a prayer to St Joseph, Patron of Refugees and…



Celebrating Associate Covenant Day in the East

The chapel at St. Michael Villa in Englewood Cliffs, NJ was the center of much joy on March 13 as the sisters and associates of the eastern region gathered to celebrate two first covenants: Deborah Ann Deveau and James McDonald, CSSR; four five-year renewals: Kathleen Dempsey, Michael Devito, Jane Fielding Ellis, and Mary Ann Wallen; four lasting covenants: Eileen McCann, Frank McCann, Terrence…

Comprehensive Community Plan – Pathways to a Preferred Future

The Congregation's Comprehensive Community Plan Steering Committee met for its initial two-day meeting at Shalom Center in Englewood Cliffs, NJ in early February. The Congregation Leadership Team has appointed the Steering Committee to direct and ensure the implementation of the Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP) for our preferred future.

Praised Be - Celebrating the Pope's Encyclical

We have created a resource page with links to our 2008 Care of Creation and Climate Change Chapter Act and other resources in anticipation of the release of Laudato Sii (Praised Be), the Pope's encyclical on the climate and ecology. Our Congregation Leadership Team has also issued a statement on the encyclical.

"The Spirit sounds herself in so many voices: sometimes Her whisper is persuasive and easy to follow; sometimes Her cry is fiery and threatening. But She must be listened to."

Dorothy Vidulich, CSJP