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2017 Artist's Soul Art Show

April 21-30, 2017

Annual Art show showcases the talents of more than 20 area artists, including the work of five Sisters of Saint Joseph.

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New Chapter for Nazareth Elementary

April 11, 2017

Beginning fall 2017, Nazareth Elementary School will continue its educational program just a few blocks down the street at the former Sacred Heart School.

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SSJ Statement of Support for Jewish Community

March 7, 2017

The Sisters of Saint Joseph of Rochester express care, concern and support for all in the Jewish community, indeed for the entire Rochester community in the wake of recent acts of hatred.

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National Catholic Sisters Week

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Sisters of Saint Joseph are proud to celebrate National Catholic Sisters Week as part of Women's History Month. Join us in this celebration from March 8-14.

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SSJ Statement of Concern Over Immigration Ban

February 2, 2017

The Sisters of Saint Joseph of Rochester joins in solidarity with others in the faith community concerned by the recent Executive Order to temporarily ban immigrants and refugees from traveling to the United States.

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SSJs Continue Push for Social Justice in 2017

January 9, 2017

The Sisters of Saint Joseph are kicking off the new year with a continued push in raising awareness of injustices in our community and throughout the world.

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A Blessed Visit by Representative John Lewis

October 26, 2016

Tears, laughter and memories were shared during Representative John Lewis’ first visit to the Motherhouse on October 26.

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SSJ Northside Receives Grant

October 11, 2016

St. Joseph’s Northside is among 32 organizations who received grants in 2016 from the Rochester Press-Radio Club Charity Fund.

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Hope Hall Receives $2.7M Gift

September 12, 2016

A historical gift for Hope Hall! The school has received $2.7 million from the Gleason Family Foundation, the largest single gift in the school’s 22-year history.

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SSJs Celebrating 162 Years with "Public Proclamation"

Friday, June 24, 2016

The Sisters of Saint Joseph of Rochester are proud to celebrate 162 years of service to our communities – the City of Rochester, Monroe County, the Diocese of Rochester and beyond.

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Artists Soul Art Show

April 22-May 1, 2016

Annual Art show showcases the talents of more than 20 area artists, including the work of five Sisters of Saint Joseph.

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Tree Blessing Honors those Who Shared Life with SSJs

Friday, April 8, 2016

A wonderful turnout for the blessing of our two Sweet Gum trees! More than 100 people attended a special dedication at the Motherhouse on Tuesday, April 5.

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National Catholic Sisters Week

Monday, March 7, 2016

The Sisters of Saint Joseph are proud to celebrate National Catholic Sisters Week as part of Women's History Month. Join us in this celebration.

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SSJ Founded Program Receives National Recognition

Monday, February 8, 2016

A Nazareth College program founded by Sister Kathleen Weider is receiving national recognition.

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Shutting Down Oppression

Monday, February 8, 2016

Sister Susan E. Nowak’s students at Nazareth College are shining a light on the atrocities of the Holocaust, Genocide, and mass violence, with the hope of preventing future violence and the trauma it leaves in its wake.

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New Leadership Team

Saturday, August 29, 2015

In the spirit of joy and thanksgiving, the SSJs announce the installation of a new Leadership Team.

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Artists Soul Art Show

April 24-May 3, 2015

Annual Art show showcases the talents of more than 20 area artists, including the work of six Sisters of Saint Joseph.

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GEVA Production to Benefit SSJ Community Outreach!

Friday, March 6, 7:30p & Saturday, March 7, 7:00p

The Second Time Around Players will present the original musical, A New Day Starts Tonight, at the Fielding NEXTSTAGE at Geva in March. Performance proceeds to benefit Geva's educational outreach and SSJ community outreach programs.

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Sister Chris Wagner is awarded the 2014 Farash Prize!

November 5, 2014

Congratulations to Sister Chris Wagner who was awarded the Farash Prize and $100,000 for the St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center!  

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Final Profession of Vows of Sister Anita Kurowski, SSJ

August 30, 2014

The Sisters of Saint Joseph are proud to announce the Final Profession of Vows of Sister Anita Kurowski! 


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Sister Mary Ida Lynch's 100th Birthday Celebration

August 24, 2014

Sunday, August 24th, Sisters and friends celebrate Sister Mary Ida Lynch's 100th Birthday!

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A Well Deserved Honor

April 14, 2014

The Sisters of Saint Joseph congratulate Sister Monica Weis on her retirement from Nazareth College

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National Catholic Sisters Week

March 8-14, 2014

The Sisters of Saint Joseph are proud to celebrate the first National Catholic Sisters Week as part of Women's History Month. Join us in this celebration.

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Mission Haiti Collection

March 5-April 19, 2014

During Lent, the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Rochester invite you to join us in a Lenten journey with our dear neighbors in Haiti.

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Celebrating National Catholic Schools Week

Published Mon, 27 Jan 2014

The Sisters of Saint Joseph of Rochester celebrate National Catholic Schools Week, January 26-February 1, 2014. The SSJs have served as educators in the Rochester area for over 160 years. This week we highlight the SSJ commitment to education which remains strong and steadfast today.

The Beginning
Nazareth Elementary School
St. Kateri
Nativity Preparatory Academy



SSJs Welcome New Bishop

Published Thu, 14 Nov 2013

It is with great joy that the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Rochester welcome The Most Reverend Salvatore R. Matano among us in this role of loving service to the people of God in the Diocese of Rochester....

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SSJ Justice & Peace Efforts Recognized

Published Thu, 09 May 2013

Guests at the 22nd annual Faith in Action dinner on June 11 will be celebrating the community efforts...

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