Who We Are

The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph is a religious community of nearly 500 vowed Catholic women and over 500 lay associates who live and minister in the U.S. and around the world. Through our Mission Network, we work with and support a diverse array of ministries including three Catholic high schools; tutoring and literacy programs; spirituality centers; social service programs; spiritual direction; and pastoral assistance. We are also involved in and support numerous justice and peace initiatives including antiracism efforts, the abolishment of the death penalty, fair and just immigration policies, nonviolence, especially in regards to gun violence, anti-human trafficking efforts, and care of the environment and Earth. Our mission is to bring all into unity with God, with one another, and with all creation. We do this through prayer, direct service and ministry, partnering with others to serve the dear neighbor, standing with and for the poor and vulnerable, and by advocating for systemic change.

OUR MISSION

Our mission flows from the purpose for which the congregation exists: We live and work that all people may be united with God and with one another. It is rooted in the mission of Christ, the same mission which continually unfolds in His church, “That all may be one as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; I pray that they may be one in Us.” (John 17:21)

“Encounter, Accompany, Listen, Learn”

Catholic Mobilizing Network, a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph’s Mission Network, has created a response to racism, sparked by the killing of George Floyd. Watch the video here to hear how Pope Francis and U.S. Bishops have responded to the killing, and how we are called to do the same.