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The mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania,
its agregees and associates, is to unite all people with one another and with God
by responding to the ever-changing needs of the world and
serving the neighbor without distinction. 

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TAKE ACTION against Human Trafficking in PA

PA highway signage is inadequate! Support PA House Bill 1513  “An act providing for the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline Notification Act, imposing duties on the Department of Labor and Industry, and prescribing penalties.”  Please contact PA Representative Jim … Read More

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meet SSJ Associate Brandon Vogt

Brandon Vogt became an associate in 2012. At 32, he is our youngest associate. Sr. Mary Thomas Downing, his mentor, said, “Tell them you sang your way in.” Brandon is a pastoral liturgist and musician in the Diocese of Erie … Read More


Christmas with the sisters!

Merry Christmas from our home to yours!

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the donkey

a reflection by Betsy Wiest, SSJ Agregee and Social Justice Coordinator In a small town called Nazareth, a young 14-year old girl named Mary responded “yes” when an angel told her she would become the mother of our Lord. Mary … Read More

12-20-19 Homeless Vigil

Longest night of the year

Today, December 20, 2019 is the shortest day of the year. It is also the longest night of the year. For most of us, we will go about our daily business and we won’t notice the shorter day except that … Read More

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