As an Associate

Who are the CSJ Associates?

Associates are women and men who  join  the Sisters of St. Joseph in their mission and share their charism without making a commitment to a vowed life.

If you seek a greater love of God and neighbor, and desire to be part of a praying, faith sharing and supportive community, you might want to consider becoming a CSJ Associate. Associates join the Sisters in ministries, Local Associate Communities, workshops, days of prayer, retreats and community gatherings.

How  to Become an Associate

For further information, contact one of the Co-Directors of the Associates either: S. Maura Costello at 631-585-6485 or  Cathy Liberatori at

Initially, you will be invited to attend local meetings as well as large group meetings in Brentwood.  The following year, you can become part of an orientation process. As this progresses, you may choose to request formal association with the Congregation.

Current Local Associate Communities

The current local association Communities (LACs) meet at the following locations:

St. Athanasius Parish, Brooklyn
Immaculate Conception Parish, Jamaica
Sacred Heart Parish, North Merrick
Sacred Heart Convent, Hempstead
St. Joseph Renewal Center, Brentwood
Holy Spirit Convent, Nesconset
St. John Parish, Bohemia



Maureen Clinnin

Maureen Clinnin

I have been married to my husband, Ron, for 42 years. I am the mother of six and grandmother of two. I am a participant in various programs in my parish–lector, the Mom and Tots program, and the Women’s Spiritual Growth Group.

Dr. Mary Anne Geskie

Dr. Mary Anne Geskie

I have been married to Tom for 46 years. I have two children and two grandchildren. I have been a Consulting Psychologist for the CSJs. The Associate experience has been deeply enriching and it is a true blessing in my life.

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