On Oct. 6, 2013, a Mass celebrating the 100th anniversary of Catholic Charities took place at St. Paul’s Basilica. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto received a plaque with the following text:
100 years of helping
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Toronto on the occasion of its 100th
Anniversary would like to thank the Board, staff and volunteers of the
Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto (CSJ)
for the outstanding work they do in providing social services, leadership
and advocacy for the people they serve consistent with Catholic Social
Teaching, building a just society while safeguarding the dignity of every
person and the sanctity of life.
All member agencies dealing with Catholic Charities received plaques. Two religious congregations, the Sisters of St. Joseph and the IBVM (Loretto) Sisters, received plaques as the two congregations of women religious who have worked with Catholic Charities the longest. The announcement of these awards resulted in spontaneous applause from all present.
“This plaque was very affirming for us as Sisters,” said Sister Georgette Gregory accepting the plaque on behalf of the congregation.