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


Catholic Sisters Week March 8-14

Catholic sisters work with and advocate for the poor, immigrants, and children throughout the year. They fight injustice, tend to the sick, empower women, promote peace, and offer hope. For one week each year, March 8-14, Catholic Sisters Week shines … Read More

Sisters Respond to Death of Bishop Trautman

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania, along with the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, and the Sisters of Mercy, Erie Regional Community, join in mourning the death of Bishop Donald W. Trautman. Bishop Trautman considered Catholic Sisters to be … Read More

The U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph Stands Against the Racism and Misogyny Directed Towards the Asian-American and Pacific Island Communities 

The U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph joins the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in condemning racism and sexism in all their harmful forms — whether the violent acts of white supremacists and misogynists or the daily acts … Read More

Virtual Events Planned to Celebrate Catholic Sisters Week

“Feeding the Soul, Feeding the Hungry” is the theme for local initiatives planned for Catholic Sisters Week, March 8-14. A virtual kick-off event featuring Sister Carol Zinn, SSJ, executive director of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), and Kathy … Read More

Erie’s Sisters of St. Joseph join with other Catholic Sisters in Support of Resolution on Racism

In a joint statement, Erie’s Catholic Sisters expressed support for Erie County Council’s resolution, which declares racism a public health crisis. The resolution also states council’s intent to address the health, education, housing, and economic disparities that exist in Erie … Read More

U.S. Federation of Sisters of St. Joseph Issue Statement on Racism

The U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph strongly condemns the police-killing of another black man on the streets of our nation. Our hearts are breaking as we mourn with the family and friends of George Floyd, as well … Read More

Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania Call for Unity and an End to the Violence

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania are deeply saddened by the fatal arrest of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the resulting violence in our nation, including our community of Erie, Pennsylvania. Like other citizens, we are also experiencing … Read More

a new opportunity for contemporary Catholic women

Information session scheduled for November 9, 2019 The Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania will hold an information session for Catholic women who are seeking to deepen their spiritual lives on November 9 at 10:00 a.m. at the Sisters … Read More

SSJ Neighborhood Network receives $10,000 gift from Undercover Billionaire!

The new Discovery Channel series, Undercover Billionaire aired the final episode of its first season on Tuesday, September 24. If you haven’t been following the series, it features Glenn Stearns, a self-made billionaire, who is given just 90 days in … Read More

Come and see what it means to be an agrégée

A different kind of commitment . . . for the 21st-century Catholic Woman  Have you been focused on your career, settled, and yet looking for something more? Does unity with God and neighbor speak to your heart? Do you desire to grow … Read More

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