The Sisters of Saint Joseph of Rochester are proud to join thousands of others in celebrating the 51,000 Catholic Sisters in America, March 8-14th as part of Women's History Month (March)!
The first National Catholic Sisters Week celebrates the past and present efforts of Catholic Sisters in the United States, bringing greater visibility to their faith filled and courageous contributions to our communities. Women religious have made, and continue to make, vital contributions in education, health care, criminal justice, social justice, theology, the arts and politics.
Who are the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Rochester?
The Sisters of Saint Joseph of Rochester have been part of the Rochester community since 1854. Our Sisters, active and retired, work quietly addressing pressing societal needs and extending God's presence to the countless persons we pray for and meet each day. We serve in the twelve counties of the Diocese of Rochester, rural Alabama, and Brazil.
We thank Mayor Lovely Warren of the City of Rochester and Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks for spreading awareness of this week and honoring the efforts of our Sisters. Both have written proclamations to recognize the week!
City of Rochester
How Can You Become Involved?
The National Effort
National Catholic Sisters Week is possible thanks to a grant from the Conrad Hilton Foundation. Congregations across the country will host several events, as well as outreach to social, print and broadcast media to commemorate the celebration. Around the globe, there are over 700,000 women religious ministering, serving and living in some of the most vulnerable communities on the planet. Currently, more than 1,000 women in the United States are in formation to become Catholic Sisters. For more information on National Catholic Sisters Week, please visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NationalCatholicSistersWeek.