Keep up-to-date with the latest news, information and publications from the Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania.

 

Welcome new SSJ Leadership!

We are pleased to announce that Sisters Mary Drexler, Phyllis McCracken, and Carol Morehouse began serving a four-year term as leadership for the congregation on July 1. Sister Mary Drexler, SSJ, is serving as president, Sister Phyllis McCracken, SSJ, as … 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

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

thirty years of thanks and giving

On Sunday, January 13, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania hosted a special liturgy and breakfast in gratitude for all those who helped to make the 30th annual SSJ Thanksgiving dinner possible. The 2018 dinner, a collaborative effort … Read More

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

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

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

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