Our Shared Ministerial Commitment commits us “to nurture community with our neighbour, especially with the homeless, the alienated, the economically poor, women at risk and our wounded earth.” This commitment has led our Sisters to establish many social and pastoral ministries.
Today, our ministries have evolved from larger institutions to new forms of ministry that relate more closely to the dear neighbor in a personal way. As well, we have initiated creative collaborations with others that have resulted in, among others, much-needed affordable housing and assistance to newcomers to Canada. In our over 160-years of service in Canada, one thing remains constant: we continue to serve wherever there is a need.
Social Outreach Ministries
- Faith Connections
Young adults (18-39) are invited to engage in opportunities that generate spiritual growth and community building.
- Fontbonne Place
Affordable rent-geared-to-income housing to older, single women.
- In Good Company
A friendly visiting program responding to individuals seeking emotional, spiritual and social support.
- Mustard Seed
Programs in south Riverdale that develop life skills and creativity in an accepting environment.
- Studio on the Hill
Opportunities to work with clay in a safe non-stressful environment.
- Village Mosaic
A welcoming space in south Etobicoke offering hospitality and community building.
This ministry seeks to bring forward a world transformed
Sisters have established organizations like Furniture Bank and St. Michael’s Homes and help many other social service organizations today
Sisters nurture community in Canada and abroad
- Ministries in Haiti and Honduras
- Becoming Neighbours
- Raising awareness of missions
Offering art as a language for spirituality
- The ministry of education and scholarship
- Orientation, recognition and ongoing mission and values work in a health care setting
- Lay Ministry - support for adult learning to enable parish assistance
Assistance with all manner of parish programs as pastoral assistants, program animators, outreach program directors, visitors, religious education teachers and lectors…
Prayer in the life of the Sisters of St. Joseph
Spiritual Direction: companionship on an individual’s spiritual journey