“Even a seemingly small act of generosity can grow into something far beyond what we could ever ask or imagine – the creation of a community of love in this world,and beyond this world…” — Henri Nouwen

Partners in Ministry

The Sisters of St. Joseph Mission & Ministries Foundation – a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph – was created to raise and grant funds to support the Congregation, its ministries and other like-minded organizations.

When you make a gift to the Sisters of St. Joseph Mission & Ministries Foundation, you are more than a donor. You’re our partner in ministry.  Together – we bring hope and support to the poor and disenfranchised. We feed the hungry and shelter the homeless.  We care for children, women, families and seniors. We help refugees and immigrants adjust to their new home.  And we give voice to the voiceless – especially the victims of social injustice.

Join us in ministry today with a one-time gift, a monthly pledge or a gift in honor or memory of someone special.  Consider making a lasting impact with a planned gift, or share your time and talent as a volunteer at the Sisters of St. Joseph Community Living Center or one of our ministries.

To learn more about giving opportunities, call the Sisters of St. Joseph Mission & Ministries Foundation, 814-836-4202 or development@ssjerie.org.

Latest News from the SSJ Mission and Ministries Foundation


Cyber Circles: Circle of Friends 2020 Style

Our annual Circle of Friends event has always been about “connection” – gathering with friends and neighbors, celebrating Mass together, sharing a meal, and reconnecting. But how do you hold a 400-person Mass and picnic while physical distancing? You use … Read More

We Are All Connected

We were made for connection. To share our lives. To shoulder one another’s burdens. If the COVID crisis teaches us one thing, let it be how powerful connection can be. How our actions – big or small – always affect others.  … Read More

SSJ Mission & Ministries Foundation Awards 2020 Grants

Six grants totaling $150,000 were awarded by the SSJ Mission & Ministries Foundation in July. In response to the COVID crisis, the Foundation changed its grant process to ensure that the heightened needs of the area’s most vulnerable are met. … Read More