we remember . . . Bernardine Pais, SSJ

she was the second oldest Catholic sister in the Erie Diocese Bernardine Pais, SSJ, 101, died on December 10, 2018.  She was the oldest living member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania and the second oldest Catholic … Read More

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will we welcome the dear neighbor?

The United States Secretary of State,Michael Pompeo,  announced on September 9, 2018, that the current administration will set the maximum level of refugees allowed into the United States at 30,000 for 2019. This is the lowest number set in the … Read More

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clean energy, clean earth

The U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph recently released a statement opposing the Trump administration’s affordable Clean Energy Rule. In his Encyclical, Laudato Si’, Pope Francis, reminds us of our biblical call to live in right relationship and … 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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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

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