Join us at the 30th annual SSJ Thanksgiving Dinner

The Sisters of St. Joseph will mark a milestone this year when we serve the 30th annual free Thanksgiving Dinner to anyone who is alone, in need or would otherwise not celebrate the holiday. The dinner will be served from … Read More


SSJ Thanksgiving Dinner Fund — a 30-year tradition

there’s still time to help Thirty years.  More than 25,000 Thanksgiving meals. Plus thousands and thousands of neighbors fed and cared for well beyond Thanksgiving Day.  And it’s all thanks to you.   For 30 years, your kindness has helped … Read More


Sisters of St. Joseph in Erie, PA issue statement regarding allegations against deceased sister

First and foremost, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania acknowledge and apologize for abuse that occurred within our religious community.  We are filled with deep sorrow that such horror and pain was ever inflicted, and it is unconscionable … Read More

sisters of st. joseph celebrate 2018 milestone anniversaries of religious life

The year 2018 marks milestone anniversaries of religious life for 12 sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania.  Anniversary celebrants include the following sisters.   Click on sisters’ names to read more.  75 years Jean Baptiste DiLuzio, SSJ Mary Julia Scully, SSJ … Read More


stop racism

We join with the U.S. Federation of Sisters of St. Joseph in the fight against racism. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania is a congregation of vowed religious women, agregees and associates who minister in the Roman Catholic … Read More


violence is not the answer

We join with the U.S. Federation of Sisters of St. Joseph in condemning the ongoing violence in Nicaragua take action Join us in prayer for the people of Nicaragua whose voices have been violently silenced as they protest for reforms … Read More

Muslim Ban

no muslim ban ever

We join with the U.S. Federation of Sisters of St. Joseph in Objecting Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Travel Ban take action Join us by taking action to let those in charge know we will not stand for the discrimination … Read More

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journeys summer 2018

Read Journeys Summer 2018 to learn about all the “growth” that’s happening in the SSJ gardens, the new SSJ House of Blessing, a special Shenango Valley homecoming, social justice news, and the SSJ Mission and Ministries Foundation annual donor report. 

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forced migration and human trafficking – a disturbing connection

Let us take time to remember the strength, courage, and resilience of the millions forced to flee their homes by violence of every kind. Today, more than 50 million people are displaced by war and violence, some 33.3 million in … Read More

Pictured (from left to right ): Samantha Stump, site supervisor for St. James Haven; Betsy Wiest, site supervisor for St. Patrick’s Haven; Sister Phyllis Hilbert, of the SSJ Neighborhood Network; and Maureen Dunn, executive director at Erie DAWN.

SSJ Mission & Ministries Foundation Awards 2018 Grants

Four grants totaling nearly $120,000 were recently awarded by the SSJ Mission and Ministries Foundation to sponsored ministries of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania.   Specifically, the 2018 grant dollars will be used to support Erie DAWN’s “Housing … Read More

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