Jean Amore, CSJ President (2000-2011)
Membership in the Sisters of St. Joseph is a decision that results from a woman’s response to her relationship with God. The focus of this relationship is intimacy with God, God’s people and care for all God’s creation. It’s a commitment to live a vowed life in community and participate in its mission to widen God’s circle of love to include all.
We welcome any woman who is interested to begin conversation with our Director of Vocation Development: S. Marie Mackey, CSJ, 718-791-7911 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preenika began her candidacy on September 19, 2008 at a ceremony held at Saint Patrick’s Church in Long Island City. Preenika then went to live at St. Patrick’s Convent in Long island city and continued her ministry at St. Luke’s Hospital.
Although now a United States citizen, Preenika was born in Sri Lanka. She has had a variety of work experiences which have taught her how to work with people who come from different parts of the world. Preenika made her First Vows in the congregation on October 19 , 2013. She renewed her vows on October 18, 2014.
Heather is from St. Thomas Moore Parish in Hauppauge. Heather became a member of the local community of Sisters of St. Joseph at Sacred Heart Parish in North Merrick and continued her work until September 2012. She then joined the Novitiate program of the Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph. Heather has completed this program and now resides at 17 13 Brentwood Road, Brentwood, NY.
Heather has a commitment to the environment and the responsibility we bear for the health of our earth. Working in collaboration with Shepherd’s Gate, an early childhood after school program, Heather will develop a curriculum for young children which is intended to help them explore, inquire and problem solve as they increase their love for earth and earth’s creatures. Heather made her First Vows on September 6, 2014.
Virginia is a registered nurse and is a member of the congregation who had to leave the community for some time and then returned. On completing her novitiate, she made her First Vows on on October 19, 2013.
Ginny ministers at St. Joseph Convent in Brentwood using her nursing experience and training to care for the retired and sick sisters who reside there. She is part of the skilled nursing team whose compassion and care make this stage of life as comfortable and happy for the sister residents as possible,
Ginny renewed her vows on October 18, 2014.
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Wake Up The World