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The Sisters of St. Joseph

Present an Opportunity For

Contemporary Catholic Women

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania invite contemporary Catholic women seeking to deepen their spiritual lives to learn more about becoming an Agrégée(ah-greh-ZHEY), the newest form of connection to the Congregation. The Sisters will host an information night on January 26, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at their Community Living Center, 5031 West Ridge Road in Millcreek.

Many contemporary Catholic women are seeking a more meaningful relationship with God after focusing on their education, careers and families. Agrégées (a French word meaning “attached to”) are Catholic women who feel called to commit themselves to Christ by embracing the mission of unity of the Sisters of St. Joseph; they connect themselves to the Congregation through prayer, participation, personal relationships and a vow of fidelity.

Agrégées join with vowed Sisters and lay Associates (Christian men and women who share in the SSJ spirituality) to witness the reality of Christ and his Church. They do this by dedicating their lives to love of God, continual growth in Christ and responding to the needs of God’s people.

If you are a Catholic woman searching for a deeper connection to God and others, or you feel that God is calling you to a permanent commitment, plan to attend the information session on January 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sisters of St. Joseph Community Living Center, 5031 West Ridge Road, Erie, PA. Reservations are not required, however, they are appreciated. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Sister Susan Herzing at 814-836-4066 or


SSJ Neighborhood Network

Receives $20,000 Grant for

St. Paul’s Soup Kitchen 

The SSJ Neighborhood Network will receive a $20,000 grant from Walmart as a result of its holiday giving contest. This grant will be used to purchase a dishwasher, as the soup kitchen currently doesn’t have one, and other needed appliances such as freezers and stoves.

The contest will also award $20,000 to 75 food pantries and soup kitchens across the country to be used for infrastructure and equipment. The SSJ Neighborhood Network was one of three organizations in Pennsylvania to receive the grant. 


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