Community Updates

May 14, 2020: Thank you for the wonderful support received for our Carondelet Online Auction & Fund-a-Need; we are forever grateful for your support today and always. The Sisters of St. Joseph, St. Paul Province, continues to update St. Joseph’s Workshop and it is an excellent resource for staying connected and activities for the whole family. Celeste’s Dream Community Garden has begun preparing and tilling the garden for planting. With plans in place to keep safe and healthy distance, the garden will start to invite volunteers to join again in the beginning of June. Find out more about the Community Garden and how you can be more involved by visiting the Join Us in the Garden Schedule.

April 3, 2020: Check out Good Ground Press for Lent Resources and to subscribe to its Sunday by Sunday publication. The 11th Day Prayer for Peace, originally scheduled for April 11, is now happening on April 25. Visit the 11th Day Prayer for Peace page  for up to date information on ways to tune in. St. Joseph’s Workshop is an online community resource started on the CSJ St. Paul Province website. It includes a collection of poems, reflections, art, activities and good news – updated regularly. Check it out to connect to community members also sheltering at home.

March 25, 2020: Moving always toward profound love of God and neighbor without distinction brought the first Sisters of St. Joseph to St. Paul in November 1851. In 1853, because of the cholera epidemic, the Sisters closed the school they had just started, sent the children home, and took in those who were sick until St. Joseph’s Hospital could be built. The Ministries Foundation has been working hard to continue our mission during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Our mission continues to be to provide health care for those without insurance, education for those learning a new way of life, advocate for social justice and safety for those who need hope and healing. The need has not changed, and our mission is now more important than ever. Thank you for your lasting support of our work, the Sisters, and the ministries. We are stronger together and pray for your well-being and the well-being of the world.

March 20, 2020: Check out the new St. Joseph’s Workshop: Building a Community of Love and Support on the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet St. Paul Province website. It will feature music, art, photos, videos, reflections, prayers and much more. Stay connected during this time of isolation and connect with our Community on a virtual level.

Visit Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality website for centering videos, spirituality teachings and grounding rituals.

Good Ground Press continues to post on Facebook and their website helpful prayers, crossword puzzles and the monthly Sunday by Sunday.

O Holy One of All that is Good, we know that the world is waiting; that the cry of the dear neighbor impels us to go deeper, to journey farther, to respond boldly and creatively. On this Feast Day of our Patron Joseph, inspire and enliven us as we work together for the healing of the world. May each step we take be a life-giving way for another. May our turning and returning trace pathways of peacemaking. May we always be attentive to all who are hurting or in need. Urge us onward, that we may dare to be prophetic. Amen.