As women of the 21st century, we continue to respond to needs especially in the areas of justice and the environment. Strengthened by an energy rooted in prayer, we continue to advocate for the poor and oppressed and to work for the care of the earth and all creation.
As Sisters of St. Joseph living in the 21st Century, we believe in the power, presence and love of God working through an evolving universe and in God’s self-communication through Jesus Christ. We are committed to Jesus’ mission and seek to promote justice, to live lives of non-violence and to respond to the needs of our time. Our goal is to foster love, unity and reconciliation among all people.
Video: The Mission Continues
For more than 169 years the Sisters of Saint Joseph have served the people of Long Island. When there was a need evident, sisters went to Puerto Rico, Appalachia, the Dominican Republic, Brazil and to other parts of the United States.
As a Congregation, we seek to make all our ministries reflections of our charism and mission. The education and empowerment of women have always been our focus. Sisters of St. Joseph are educators from elementary to the university level, social workers, health care professionals, lawyers, parish ministers, administrators and spiritual directors.
We also have ministries which we own and operate independently. They include six high schools, a learning program for immigrant women, and a skilled nursing facility. For further information, you can access their web sites.
Every five years the congregation meets as a General Chapter. This is an extraordinary governing body for its duration. Its purpose is to evaluate the past five years, set a direction for the future , and elect a new leadership team.
The recent Chapter met from April 6-11, 2021. The new leadership team was elected: President: Sister Tesa Fitzgerald, Councillors: Sisters Elizabeth Hill, Maria Pascuzzi, Phyllis Esposito, and Karen Burke. They will be in office until the next Chapter.
The Chapter also set a direction for the future. To view the Direction Statements click HERE.