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Sisters of St. Joseph Awarded Urban Forestry Grant

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos has announced $2.24 million in grants for urban forestry projects to protect air quality, water quality and natural resources across the state. The grants are part of DEC’s Urban and Community Forestry Program, which helps communities develop and implement comprehensive tree planting, management, maintenance, and education to create healthy…

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Educational Signs in Brentwood

In response to our Land Ethic statement we implemented new initiatives and continued ecological projects that were already in place on our Brentwood campus.  Many new initiatives were brought to fruition with the support of the Long Island Community Foundation, The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Suffolk County Department of Environmental Planning, our generous benefactors, and capital funds.  In our…

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Sisters of St. Joseph Receive Long Island Community Foundation Nonprofit Impact Award

On November 16, 2018, the Sisters of St. Joseph were honored at the AFPLI Philanthropy Day.  Our congregation received the Long Island Community Foundation Nonprofit Impact Award for our environmental initiatives on Long Island.  David Okorn, CEO of the LI Community Foundation introduced  Sister Helen Kearney who accepted the award in the name of the congregation. Sister Helen gave a…

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Garden Ministry Pumpkin Pies

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pies “Gratitude is the memory of the heart.” Every pie is homemade with love using Long Island cheese pumpkins grown by the Garden Ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph. To Order:Call Heather at (631)838-0013 or email garden@csjbrentwood.org Indicate when you would like to pick up your pie. Pie Pick-Up Times: Tuesday, November 20 from 11:00AM-1:00PM or 5:00PM…

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U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph Condemns Tree of Life Slaughter

The U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph joins with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) and countless groups and individuals across the country and in Pittsburgh to condemn the slaughter of our brothers and sisters at Tree of Life Congregation in the community of Squirrel Hill. Condemnation alone cannot bring change. Our mission as Sisters of St.…

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US Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph Statement on Migrants

The U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St Joseph aligns with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in opposing the current administration’s continued denigration of those fleeing untenable situations in their home countries through an executive order which will block those seeking asylum in the U.S. Known in the media as the “refugee caravan,” these courageous people — mothers, fathers, children, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts,…

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St. Joseph College Students Provide Day of Service to the Sisters of St. Joseph

Nearly 200 St. Joseph College students participated in this year’s Day of Service on October 17, 2018 on the grounds of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, NY.  Students gave service by helping to plant bulbs at the rain garden, helping to clear the woodlands of debris, visiting in Maria Regina Skilled Nursing Facility and helping at the Garden Ministry.

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Island Harvest Food Bank Inaugurates 1.8-Acre Giving Garden to Bring More Nutritious Produce to Food Insecure Long Islanders

Island Harvest Food Bank Inaugurates 1.8-Acre Giving Garden to Bring More Nutritious Produce to Food Insecure Long Islanders

Island Harvest Food Bank Food Bank was joined by local hunger-relief advocates, elected officials, and community leaders on October 23, 2018 in celebrating a 1.8-acre parcel that will be used to grow fresh fruits and vegetables to help address the issue of nutrition and food insecurity in our local communities. The land, located on a 212-acre parcel in Brentwood, is owned…

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Summer 2018: Sharing Our Space

In response to our Land Ethic commitment, many people visited our Brentwood campus this summer. We continue to share this precious space as we educate, collaborate, and model best practices. Our farming initiatives have increased access to and consumption of healthy, organic, and locally grown produce for our Brentwood neighbors and the surrounding community.  The Thera Farm stand has accepted…

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