Joseph: safeguard of familiesAfter much thought and consideration, the Ministries Foundation staff and Board of Directors have decided to cancel our 2020 Carondelet Gala originally scheduled for May 8. We will not reschedule it during 2020. So please join us in looking forward to our next Carondelet Gala late April or early May of 2021. We sure hope to see you there!

If you have registered already, we are in the process of contacting you.

In the meantime, we are certainly not giving up on supporting the ministries of the Sisters of St. Joseph! During times like these, the people served by our ministries need our financial help even more.

During April we will host an online auction and special giving opportunity to support our ministries. It promises to be (almost) as much fun as the Gala! Check back here often for important updates and to be involved.

The low-income individuals the Sisters’ ministries serve often are disproportionately affected when any crisis strikes. The disruptions caused by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis may be even more severe. Many will lose their jobs and will have increased needs for some time. Rest assured, the Sisters of St. Joseph are responding to the needs of this time, and their ministries will continue to serve women, men and children in need.

Thank you for your long standing support of the Sisters of St. Joseph, their ministries, and the Ministries Foundation.


The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet have been making bold moves since 1851. Their story starts in Le Puy France and continues where they are today in St. Paul, Minnesota. Landing in St. Paul the Sisters saw the needs of the city's people and immediately went to work serving the poor and beginning institutions that still exist today.


The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Ministries Foundation raises funds to support the social service, leadership, social justice, and spirituality programs of the St. Paul Province of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates (CSJ).


What difference does it make? Hear from the community members in our programs.


With your support, we provide hope and healing to thousands of people each year with a community and family impact that is many times greater.


Watch our latest interview with Martha Nemesi (Director at Learning In Style School) & Jean Ketcham (CEO, Aging But Dangerous) to learn more about one of the ministries that we support. Learning In Style School is celebrating 25 years of adult learning in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis - and will continue to do so for the next 25 years.
Watch for an exclusive look into the important work it does in our communities and how it keeps the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph alive.