The Associate Leadership Team organized an Orientation Day on November 16, 2013 at the Sisters’ Residence, 2 O’Connor Drive. The primary objective of this event was to present the basic historical background and information regarding the CSJ Associate Program.
On a beautiful Friday, October 18th, 2013, 15 of us motored up to Invermara. We had been invited by the Sisters to have our Fall Coordinator's Meeting at their beautiful summer home. One of the reasons this was decided was to enable us to get to know each other better and to find God in our fellow Associates. It turned out to be a wonderful experience.
At Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre in Mississauga at the Associates’ Sept. 20-22, 2013, retreat, Sister Grace Sauvé blessed us with deep and inspiring guides to living the life to which we are called, both as Christians and especially as CSJ Associates.
On Saturday, July 27, 2013 the CSJ Holy Family Associate Community in Oshawa along with the St. Joseph the Worker youth group held a very successful car wash and bake sale for “The Refuge,” a homeless drop- in centre for youth ranging from 0 to 25 years. The Refuge is a Christian centre that survives by donations and the grace of God.
The day was beautiful, warm and exciting. Without a doubt, the event was blessed. Cars continued to stream through with generous donations.