The facilitator serves the entire congregation and publishes monthly NewsNotes on justice issues, and provides educational materials for Congregational Small Groups (CSGs). On behalf of the Leadership Team and the Congregation, the facilitator helps engage the Congregation in the Chapter Acts, offers new opportunities for action and responds to requests for assistance from sisters and associates, as needed, in their work for a just world. With so many needs, the facilitator also sifts through the many opportunities for peace and justice work to identify those closest to our Congregation's charism.
Frank McCann, CSJP-A currently serves as the full time Peace through Justice Facilitator for the Congregation. He started the position part-time in 2013. He has a long association with the sisters and both educational and life experience in the work of justice and peace.
Frank is married to Eileen (an associate serving as Associate Co-Director in the Eastern region). They have three grown children and five grandchildren with another on the way!
Frank is a graduate of Seton Hall University with a B.A. in Communication Arts (1974) and from Immaculate Conception Seminary, with an M.A. in Theology (1978) with a focus on Biblical studies.
Frank McCann, CSJP-A, has known and worked with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace since 1979 when they served at St. Elizabeth's Parish on Wyckoff, New Jersey. Soon after, Frank and his wife Eileen worked as volunteers helping to organize parish Human Concerns ministries in their deanery under the leadership of Sr. Suzanne Golas, CSJP. Frank and Eileen entered the pre-Associate program in 2003, and Frank became an Associate in 2005. In March of 2015 Frank entered a lasting Covenant with the Congregation.
"It is most important to inspire the young with a great love of peace."
Mother Francis Clare (Margaret Anna Cusack)