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Living a Responsible Lent – We Have Only One Heart

Living a Responsible Lent – Caring for our Common Home – Week 2 “We have only one heart, and the same wretchedness which leads us to mistreat an animal will not be long in showing itself in our relationship with … Read More

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Mission Haiti – Educating Girls Out of Poverty

For the past six years, the Sisters of St. Joseph in the U.S. and Canada have collaborated with Mission Haiti to help rebuild the lives of the Haitian people after the 2010 earthquake. We are focusing on  educating girls, in … Read More

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we remember . . .mary ellen dwyer, ssj

Sister Mary Ellen Dwyer, SSJ, formerly Sister Mariella, of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania, died on March 13, 2019 on the eve of her 82nd birthday.  Sister Mary Ellen was born in Bradford, Pennsylvania on March 14, … Read More


trips for kids

Last year the SSJ Neighborhood Network joined “TRIPS FOR KIDS,” a national nonprofit with local chapters that provide youth development programs. The SSJNN Bike Program is now its Erie Chapter. This is a natural match. The TRIPS FOR KIDS vision is … Read More


A Plastic Ocean – Film Screening

The Sisters of St. Joseph Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation Team is sponsoring a screening of the film, A Plastic Ocean, on the Big Green Screen at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, 301 Peninsula Drive in Erie on Saturday, April … Read More

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Living a Responsible Lent – Be Protectors of God’s Handiwork

Living a Responsible Lent – Caring for Our Common Home – Week 1 “Living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue; it is not an optional or secondary aspect of our Christian experience.”  Pope … Read More

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Kindness, during the month of March . . . and always!

The month of March has always been significant for the Sisters of St. Joseph as we celebrate the feast of St. Joseph on March 19.  Beginning in 2014, National Catholic Sisters Week has been celebrated March 8-14, making the month … Read More


Mercy Center for Women Honors Phyllis McCracken, SSJ

One of 2019’s Women Making History Phyllis McCracken, SSJ is being honored as one of 2019’s Women Making History, at an event being held on March 6, 2019 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center … Read More


meet SSJ Associates and biological sisters Joan McCain and Kay Hotchkiss

Meadville associates and biological sisters Joan McCain and Kay Hotchkiss became associates in 2009 with guidance from mentors Jerry and Loeta Derby. Joan and Kay are members of St. Hippolyte Parish in Frenchtown where they serve as Eucharistic ministers. Born … Read More

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