St Joseph The Worker Program

Cheryl Cedillo, St. Joseph Worker 2018, wraps up her year of service at Hour Children with a day at Prospect Park with the young people in the summer program.
In August we will welcome three new St. Joseph Workers; Benita Amoako from Ghana, Megan Hryniewicz from Chicago and Faith Yusko from Babylon, NY. In the coming weeks we will do a feature on each young woman to introduce them to the community.


Cheryl and some of her young friends enjoying a day that would make anyone smile!



After several years of study and exploration the St. Joseph Worker Committee Brentwood, NY program will be welcoming its first group of young women in August 2017.

The St. Joseph Worker Program is a new ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, NY, an extraordinary group of women whose work is  ‘love God and the dear neighbor without distinction”. St. Joseph Workers are women committed to social change who live according to the Catholic Volunteer Network values of community, social justice, spirituality and leadership.

Though it will be new to the areas the Sisters of St. Joseph Brentwood serve, more than 120 women have gone through the St. Joseph Worker program in the last 15 years, living in an intentional community, volunteering in a variety of sites focused on social justice and helping meet the needs of those living in poverty. During the course of their volunteer year, the women grow in many ways, they become part of the Sisters of St. Joseph and as alumnae, they continue the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph as they live out the gospel in their many different jobs, ministries and life choices.

The SJW Program operates annually from August to June with workers serving at a variety of locations where Sisters of St. Joseph minister.  We accept applications and interview applicants on a rolling basis with two priority dates:

First Priority Date:  February 15th
Second Priority Date: April 15th

Applications received after these dates will be processed in the order they are received until all positions are filled.

This volunteer program is unique because the CSJ Charism “Loving God and Neighbor without distinction” is what is being called for in our world today. The Sisters believe that this is one way to awaken the CSJ Charism in others.


S. Theresa Scanlon, CSJ                                       S. Joan Gallagher, CSJ
Phone: 646-660-2711                                       Phone: 347-585-6144


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Are you a young woman interested in making a difference in today’s world?

Learn More About the History of the St. Joseph Worker Program Here

SJW Brentwood Brochure

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Updates on SJW Brentwood
SJW for Mission Moments Feb 2016 SJW August E Focusing Article SJW Update Jan 2016 SJW Update Sept 2015 SJW Update 7. 25.16. SJW Update 10.20.16 SJW Update 1.29.17 SJW-Update-2.9.17.pdf 1 SJW Update 5.15.16.


SJW Brentwood Ministry Sites 2017


Other Congregational SJW Websites St. Paul, MN Los Angeles  Orange, CA Philadelphia, PA