30 November 2017

December Opportunities

Advent Vespers

Mark your calendar today for our Advent Holden Evening Prayer, Sunday, December 3, 10 and 17 at 4:30 p.m. in Chapel of Our Lady of the Presentation. You will not want to miss this weekend’s reflection offered by our very own St. Joseph Worker, Melissa Hrdlicka.

Career Networking Event – Can You Help, 1/28

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018, 7-8:30 pm
At Sarah’s… an Oasis for Women

Come talk with the women of Sarah’s about their career aspirations and help connect them with potential opportunities at our Career Networking event! Serve as a career mentor for an evening by imparting your best advice from years of experience. Food and beverages provided.

This year we have open up this event to St. Joseph Worker Community members, Friends of St. Joseph, CSJs, and the faculty and staff of St. Catherine’s University, as well as Consociates!

Career experience in the fields of healthcare, hospitality, business, computer science, media arts, education, social services, banking, and culinary arts are especially desired.

Interested? Contact MacKenzie O’Kane,
sjw@sarahsoasis.org,
651-696-8679.

Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Advent

Wisdom Ways invites you to join them for Lectio Divina: Mornings of Reflection During Advent. Lectio Divina or Sacred Reading is the slow, repetitive reading of a sacred text that leads one to the ultimate step of resting in God. The series will be Mondays, November 27 and December 4, 11, and 18, 10-11 a.m. in Carondelet Center. The event is free. For more information or to register, go to wisdomwayscenter.org or call 651-696-2788.

Meditate with Wisdom Ways During Advent

Wisdom Ways has two additional meditation opportunities available during Advent. Tuesday Noonday Meditation will be held December 5, 12, and 19, 12-12:40 pm. There will also be a Morning Meditation Retreat on Saturday, December 9, 9 a.m.-12 pm. This is in addition to our regular Tuesday Evening Meditation, which is every week 7-7:40 p.m. All events are held in the Carondelet Center; the Tuesday Meditation offerings are free, and the Morning Meditation is $7.50 for Sisters and Consociates. Come as often as you are able. Registration is requested for the Morning Meditation Retreat but is not necessary for the Tuesday Meditations. For more information or to register, go to wisdomwayscenter.org or call 651-696-2788.

Annual Charity Ball, 12/8

Sarah’s… an Oasis for Women cordially invites you to attend the 15th Annual Charity Ball to be held at St. Catherine University, Rauenhorst Ballroom on Friday, December 8, from 7-9:30 p.m. The event is family friendly and all are welcome. There will be a silent auction, photo booth, live music, great food and lots of fun. Tickets are $8 at the door. The Charity Ball is sponsored by the SEEK team at St. Kate’s and is a way for the students to support Sarah’s. If you are not able to attend the event, you can make an online donation HERE. Please contact Martha West if you have any questions at 651-696-8672.

Advocate on behalf of Listening House and services to people experiencing homelessness in St. Paul, 12/6

On Dec. 6, the St. Paul City Council will be voting on a restriction placed on Listening House to ONLY serve twenty people experiencing homelessness per day. This arbitrary limitation was placed upon Listening House a few weeks ago by the city’s planning commission as a condition of their serving the homeless at their new site in the basement of First Lutheran Church on Maria Street and East 7th Street in the Swede Hollow Neighborhood. This restriction came months after Listening House properly applied and was granted permission by the city’s planning office staff to provide services to the homeless in accords with the mission of the church at this new location. If you are a St. Paul Resident, please call, email, or send a letter to all St. Paul City Council Members saying that you support Listening House’s ministry to the homeless and that faith-based institutions throughout the city, including First Lutheran Church, should not be limited in their efforts to welcome the stranger, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and comfort the homeless and afflicted. Thank you for advocating on behalf of our dear sisters and brothers experiencing homelessness in St. Paul as we move into the critical cold, wintry months of the Minnesota year.

6 November 2017

November Opportunities

11th Day Prayer for Peace, 11/11

Since 2001, on the 11th of every month, we come together to pray for the unmet needs of our time. This month’s prayer is planned and presented by the Veterans for Peace.

Departures showing, 11/14

The Japanese film drama “Departures,” which won the Best Foreign Film Oscar in 2009, will be shown Tuesday, November 14, 6-8:30 p.m. in the Dining Room at Carondelet Center. A short discussion will follow. The film is offered to the community by the Threshold Committee which grew out of the Consociate sponsored Green Death and Dying series, 2015-16.

Coming Together, 11/19

Ecumenical prayer for peace and transformation.
Our Lady of the Presentation Chapel
Sunday, November 19 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Come Together is a movement that began in north Minneapolis churches after the shooting of Philando Castile. Father Paul Jarvis from St. Bridget’s and parishioner Bonnie Steele, who is a St. Kate’s graduate, opened their sanctuary to the neighbors. People have been gathering once a month around the Twin Cities since then.

Come Together isn’t another project to be done for others. It is a transformative gathering with others. Join Come Together Twin Cities and the CSJ Community for song, stories and prayer for peace, for an end to violence; hearts and people who are loved and held tenderly.

For more information, visit the Come Together Twin Cities Facebook page

Without Papers Screening with Filmmaker, 11/29

Recital Hall; St. Catherine University
Wednesday, November 29 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Award-winning filmmaker Andres A. Parra documentary presents Without Papers, a documentary that explores what it is like to be a so-called Dreamer, a young adult brought to the U.S. as a child. The film highlights the struggles of a young immigrant from Venezuela, Johana, who has lived in the U.S. for more than 20 years without papers. It was only after the introduction of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), which aids Dreamers, that Johana was able to participate fully in American society. Q & A with the filmmaker and students to follow.

This event is free and open to the public
donations are encouraged and appreciated for NAVIGATE MN at the event or online.

3 October 2017

October Opportunities

DACA Rally, 10/5

St. Kate’s Student Senate and Multicultural & International Programs & Services (MIPS) have extended an invitation for the CSJ community to stand in solidarity with DACA students at a rally on Thursday, October 5 from 11:45 a.m. -12:45 p.m. at the O’Shaughnessy steps. Please wear the color blue as an expression of unity.

Second Sunday, 10/8

Second Sunday is a year-round community circle that gathers on the second Sunday of each month.

We reflect on the Sunday gospel and nourish one another’s lives with this sharing. We share bread and wine and lift up the prayers of all gathered and concerns for the world.
Following, we drink coffee and enjoy treats. All are welcome and invited to come when you can. The group is a new blessing each month.

Performation for Puerto Rico, 10/8

on Sunday, October 8th, 2017
from noon to 3 pm (casual walking in/out any time is ok)
at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 1500 Franklin Ave SE, Minneapolis
as fundraising for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico.

Professional artists and students will perform a variety of pieces

Awakening Wise Courage: An Evening’s Exploration with Margaret Wheatley and Barbara McAfee, 10/10

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
6:30 – 9:00 pm

How can we best be present, awake and engaged in this time? Even as our hearts break and our anger and frustration rise, what is courageous action? How do insight and compassion inform our courage?

In different ways, Meg and Barbara have been exploring these questions with many people in many places. In this evening of conversation, music and poetry, they will share their experiences and invite you to reflect on your own, as together we explore what it means to be both wise and courageously engaged today.

Books and CDs will be available for purchase. More information or register.

11th Day Prayer for Peace, 10/11

Our Lady of the Presentation Chapel
Thursday, October 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Since 2001, on the 11th of every month, we come together to pray for the unmet needs of our time. This Prayer is blessed with Lori True coordinating the music and ritual.

A Vision for our Times: Intersection of Politics and Spirituality, 10/24

Tuesday October 24, 2017 6:30 -8:30 PM, Carondelet Center

With Jack Jezreel along with an inspiring panel of guests living their faith boldly for justice

Sponsored by: WisdomWays and the CSJ Justice Commission
RSVP

More than a Single Story: Finding Courage in a time of Darkness, 10/26

Wisdom Ways Celebrates Six Women Writers

A series of community conversations inspired by Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s powerful TED talk, The Danger of a Single Story Moderated by Carolyn Holbrook Thursday, October 26 6:30-8:30 pm Register: 651-696-2788, Fee: $25

Health Care for All Breakfast, 10/27

Friday, October 27, 2017, 7:30-9 am
Carondelet Center’s Dining Room, 1890 Randolph Ave, St. Paul

Understanding National Health Care Implications in MN with Toby Pearson, Executive Director of Catholic Health Association of Minnesota

More information and RSVP for Breakfast.
Freewill offering accepted at the door for the breakfast

2 August 2017

September Opportunities

Septemberfest, 9/7

Thursday, September 7, from 5-8 pm.,
CSJ Ad Center Lawn

Hosted by the Sisters of St. Joseph Ministries Foundation, the Third Annual Septemberfest is a great way to socialize with the Sisters of St. Joseph, Consociates, Friends of St Joseph and all of the CSJ Community while enjoying delicious food, beer and tons of other fun! This is a free event on the grounds of 1890 Randolph Ave (food and beer available for purchase). We look forward to seeing you there!

Music – Craft Beer – Food Trucks

It’s a great way for Sisters, Consociates, Friends of St Joseph and all of the CSJ Community to socialize with neighbors, donors, and old and new friends while enjoying delicious food, beer and tons of fun.

Second Sunday

Second Sunday is a year-round community circle that gathers on the second Sunday of each month.
We reflect on the Sunday gospel and nourish one another’s lives with this sharing. We share bread and wine and lift up the prayers of all gathered and concerns for the world.
Following, we drink coffee and enjoy treats. All are welcome and invited to come when you can. The group is a new blessing each month.

When: Second Sunday of each month, 10 a.m..
Where: Carondelet Center , 1890 Randolph, St. Paul
Contact: Therese Sherlock, CSJ, 651-690-7011

11th Day Prayer for Peace, 9/11

Our Lady of the Presentation Chapel
Monday, September 11 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Since 2001, on the 11th of every month, we come together to pray for the unmet needs of our time. This month’s peace prayer is planned and presented by the Dismantling Racism Working Group.

Racism It Ends with me, 9/20

Dismantling Systemic Racism with Fr. Bryan Massingale

Rauenhorst Ballroom
St. Catherine University
Wednesday, September 20 from 6:30-9:00 p.m

Join us for an engaging community conversation on racial justice with racial justice scholar and Fordham University theologian and social ethicist, Fr. Bryan Massingale.

Register

The evening is co-sponsored by the Myser Initiative on Catholic Identity along with the Multicultural and International Programs and Services (MIPS) of St. Catherine University together with St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in celebration of their 125th anniversary, the Dismantling Racism Working Group of the Justice Commission of the Sisters of St. Joseph and Consociates, Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality, Twin Cities Nonviolent, St. Joan of Arc and Pax Christi Parishes.

NOTE: We are anticipating a capacity crowd for this event, so plan to arrive early. Seating is on a first come first serve basis. We thank you for registering for the event to assist with our planning and logistics for the event. We will not be collecting tickets at the event due to the large anticipated crowd. Live-streaming of the evening will also be available in overflow rooms on campus once we have reached maximum capacity in the ballroom.

Community Garden Potluck, 9/26

CSJ Ad Center Garden
Tuesday, September 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

All are welcome to the potluck and garden harvest. Please bring a dish to share. For more information about the CSJ Community Garden, please visit www.csjstpaul.org/community-garden.

Come and See the CSJ Way, 9/27

Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph,
Wednesday, September 27 from 6:30-9 p.m.
Come learn and pray with this community steeped in spirituality and justice. Always looking to welcome others, we will explore a wide-range of opportunities for deeper connection and growth.

To register and for further information contact:
Joan Pauly Schneider at 651-690-7063, jpaulyschneider@csjstpaul.org or
Jill Underdahl, CSJ at 651-696-2873, junderdahl@csjstpaul.org

4 May 2017

June and July Opportunities

Welcome Coffee Gathering, 6/3

A Community event to welcome the new Consociates, all Consociate candidates, and Consociate Inquirers will be held on June 3 from 8:30 to 10:00 am in G1 of Carondelet Center. This is an opportunity for the community and those in the Consociate Formation Process to get to know each other. There will be discussion at tables around a set of questions. Each table will have a mix of people in the Consociate Process and people who are Sisters, Consociates, St Joseph Workers and Friends of St Joseph. The people in the Consociate Process will move from table to table at designated intervals to meet more people. Coffee and sweet breads will be served.

Please contact Linda Crosby at 651-600-3595 or lindakcrosby@msn.com by May 26 if you will attend.

Sponsored by the Consociate Education Circle and Consociate Services

Second Sunday, 6/11 and 7/9

Second Sunday is a year-round community circle that gathers on the second Sunday of each month.

We reflect on the Sunday gospel and nourish one another’s lives with this sharing. We share bread and wine and lift up the prayers of all gathered and concerns for the world.
Following, we drink coffee and enjoy treats. All are welcome and invited to come when you can. The group is a new blessing each month.

When: Second Sunday of each month, 10 a.m..
Even through the summer we gather on June 11, July 9, and August 13.
Where: Carondelet Center , 1890 Randolph, St. Paul
Contact: Therese Sherlock, CSJ, 651-690-7011

11th Day Prayer for Peace, 6/11 and 7/11

All Are Welcome: Take time to pray for Peace in our world.

11th Day Prayer for Peace Our Lady of the Presentation Chapel

June 11 and July 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Since 2001, on the 11th of every month, we come together to pray for the unmet needs of our time. Note: there is no 11th Day Prayer in August.

Sarah’s Breakfast Buffet and Benefit, 6/21

8:00AM – 9:30AM
Place: Rauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine
St Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave
St Paul, MN 55015
Get directions
This event is free but an RSVP is required. If you can’t attend, please donate online.
All financial gifts will go to benefit Sarah’s and are tax-deductible. Please contact Martha at 651-696-8672 if you have questions or need assistance. We look forward to seeing you and thank you!
Hosted by Sarah’s… an Oasis for Women www.sarahsoasis.org
651-696-8672

Twin Cities Pride Parade, 6/25

North 3rd Street and Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55401
10:30 a.m. meet; 11 a.m. Parade
Register to walk with the LGBTQ Connection Task Group of the CSJ Justice Commission
Pride Parade 2017: Sunday, June 25th. More information to come.
Further questions contact Megan Bender 651-690-7057

Save the Date: Septemberfest, 9/7

The 3rd Annual Septemberfest on

September 7, 2017!

Music Craft Beer Food Trucks

It’s a great way for Sisters, Consociates, Friends of St Joseph and

all of the CSJ Community to socialize with neighbors, donors, and old

and new friends while enjoying delicious food, beer and tons of fun.

4 May 2017

May Opportunities

11th Day Prayer for Peace, 5/11

“Children Will Lead Us” will be the theme of peace prayer on Thursday, May 11th from 12-12:45 p.m. in Our Lady of the Presentation Chapel.  This prayer is planned and presented by the Ritual Task Group of the CSJ Justice Commission and will have short readings, lively music, thoughts, and images from children on what peace today means for us.  Please note the noon time change for this month. The June 11th Peace Prayer will resume at the regularly scheduled evening time.

New Reflection Program

The CSJ St. Louis Province has recently released a wonderful new reflection program, “Walk with Wisdom”, inviting anyone connected to the family of Joseph to find renewal and reflect on what it means to live the charism and mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph.
This program is a six-part series with resources for prayer, video, discussion and reflective activities. Participants are encouraged to gather in small groups to explore and discuss the CSJ charism and mission today.
Check out Resources available in the Justice Resource Room (St. Paul Province Administration Building at 1884 Randolph Ave. Weekdays 9-4) or online.

CSJ Sisters & Consociates Blood Drive, 5/17

We are now scheduling donor appointments for the CSJ Sisters & Consociates Blood Drive with Memorial Blood Centers. The blood drive is scheduled for Wednesday, May 17th, from 2pm-6pm at Carondelet Center, G-1.

If you are able, please consider donating blood for people who are in need of blood to help sustain their health and well-being and sometimes their very life.

To make an appointment, go to mbc.org/searchdrives and enter sponsor code 4550 or contact Vicki Musech at (952) 451-3313 or musech322@yahoo.com.

Thank you in advance and we look forward to seeing you at the blood drive!

Second Sunday

Second Sunday is a year-round community circle that gathers on the second Sunday of each month.
We reflect on the Sunday gospel and nourish one another’s lives with this sharing. We share bread and wine and lift up the prayers of all gathered and concerns for the world.
Following, we drink coffee and enjoy treats. All are welcome and invited to come when you can. The group is a new blessing each month.

When: Second Sunday of each month, 10 a.m..
Even through the summer we gather on May14, June 11, July 9, and August 13.
Where: Carondelet Center , 1890 Randolph, St. Paul
Contact: Therese Sherlock, CSJ, 651-690-7011

Showcase Night, 5/20

St. Joseph’s School of Music welcomes you to join us for Showcase Night featuring: students performances, silent auction, activities for all ages, reception and awards.

In support of scholarships and outreach, please join us:
Saturday, May 20th
Minnesota History Center, 345 W Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., concert begins at 6 p.m.
Tickets $30 (call 651-690-4364 or at the door) Under 18 are free.

28 April 2017

Friends at the Sister Assembly

We will be attending part of the Sister Assembly in May. We have prepared a letter and a video to introduce ourselves to the sisters, we thought we’d share those here as well.

Friends of St. Joseph Introductory Cover Letter