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Sisters Support the NYS Climate and Community Protection Act

Sister Karen Burke made a statement  at the public hearing in Mineola on February 15, 2019 in support of  the Climate and Community Protection Act. She presented the moral underpinnings for such action and received an enthusiastic  ovation from those present. Long Island came out in force  at the Long Island Mobilization for Senate Climate Hearings. Among those present were LICC, Renew,The Elmont…

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Brentwood JPIC Update

JPIC in the Room!      On Monday, February 11th S. Susan Wilcox, JPIC Coordinator, attended the Legislative Hearing On Replacement of Gas Power Plants at NYC City Hall Council Chambers. She was there with 350.org and other advocacy groups to show support for NYC Bill #1318 to examine replacing gas filled peaker plants with battery storage, citing the environmental and health risks…

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The Latest From New Hour – An Hour Children Afflilate

Catch up with the latest happenings with our neighbors at New Hour in their latest newsletter: You can read more about their visit with the Suffolk County Sheriff to the children’s center and nursery at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility coordinated by Hour Children. New Hour offices are located in the Sisters of St. Joseph’s Brentwood Academy Building, but their good…

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Nuns and Nones Gathering

The first Nuns & Nones gathering in the New York area took place on Sunday, February 10th at St. Joseph High School, Downtown Brooklyn. The CSJ Young Adult Outreach Ministry and the St. Joseph Worker Program collaborated to make what is hoped to be the first of many gatherings. Young millennials came from the NYC area and beyond to meet…

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Maria Regina Residence and Sisters of St. Joseph Honored at Winter Charity Ball

On January 25, 2019, Maria Regina Residence and Sisters of St. Joseph were honored with the Special Humanitarian Award by the New York State Grand Lodge Foundation, Inc. Order Sons of Italy in America at their Twenty-Sixth Anniversary Winter Charity Ball. As stated at the event: The New York Grand Lodge Foundation takes great pride in hailing the extraordinary care that…

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VOLUNTEERING AT THE BORDER

Three St. Joseph’s College alumni — one of whom is a Sister of St. Joseph — are volunteering for two weeks in El Paso, Texas, at the Annunciation House, helping immigrants and refugees at the United States/Mexico border. Karen Burke, C.S.J., Ed.D, arrived in El Paso with her niece Kaleigh Burke and nephew Andrew Samide on Tuesday, Jan. 22 —…

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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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