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Our Mission

Our mission flows from the purpose for which the congregation exists: We live and work that all people may be united with God and with one another. It is rooted in the mission of Christ, the same mission which continually unfolds in His church, "That all may be one as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; I pray that they may be one in Us." (John 17:21)

Responding to the unmet needs in our church and world, we serve in education, healthcare, pastoral  and parish ministry, social work, spiritual care and faith development, and in other ministries that respond to spiritual, social and physical needs.

Generous Promises

Our congregation is rooted in our commitment to our mission and charism. We commit ourselves to build and deepen our relationships as sisters and associates, and to be faithful to our spiritual practice of sharing the “State of the Heart” and “Order of the House,” to respond to the unmet needs of our time. Recognizing that we are called to incarnate our mission and charism in our world in fidelity to God’s call in the Gospel, we commit ourselves to these Generous Promises:

     the Congregation of St. Joseph, promise to take the risk to surrender our lives
and resources to work for specific systemic change in collaboration with others so that
the hungers of the world might be fed.

the Congregation of St. Joseph, promise to recognize
the reality that Earth is dying, to claim our oneness with Earth and
to take steps now to strengthen, heal and renew the face of Earth.

the Congregation of St. Joseph, promise to network with
others across the world to bring about a shift in the global culture
from institutionalized power and privilege to a culture
of inclusivity and mutuality.

the Congregation of St. Joseph, promise to be mutually
responsible and accountable for leadership in the congregation.