2 February 2020

Save the Date: 2020 Carondelet Gala

This year the Carondelet Gala takes place at the Intercontinental Minneapolis – St. Paul Airport. Please join us for an evening of hope and healing to benefit all the ministries of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Enjoy music, wine, activities and the chance to learn more about the ministries we support, including:

Please mark your calendars for Friday, May 8, 2020 and join us for an inspiring night. Information about ticket sales coming soon!

2 February 2020

Justice Actions

Justice Actions encouraged by: Legislative Advocacy Partners (LAP)

  1. Call 1-844-872-0234 and ask your elected members of Congress to promote peace building efforts with Iran and not an escalation towards wars. The Constitution gives power to declare war to Congress. Urge your Senators and Congresspersons to support and/or co-sponsor the House Bill # 2354 or Senate Bill #1039 which would limit military action against Iran without congressional authorization.
  2. Continue to pray for peace and seek opportunities for building solidarity through prayers and rituals for peace.

2 February 2020

2020 Caring Hearts Supply Drive

2020 Caring Hearts Supply Drive for the Homeless will collect necessities for those experiencing homelessness throughout February. Drop-Off sites are Carondelet Village, Carondelet Center (1890 Randolph, St Paul) and on Sundays at the 10:30 Mass at St. Catherine University chapel. Shopping lists are available at each site. Monetary Donations are welcome with checks payable to Fairview Foundation Homeless Project,1690 University Ave, W. Suite 250, St. Paul, MN 55104

2 February 2020

Life and Death: Criminal Justice, Capital Punishment and the Work of Sister Helen Prejean, 2/27

The Criminal Justice Working Group of the CSJ Justice Commission is co-sponsoring “Life and Death: Criminal Justice, Capital Punishment and the Work of Sister Helen Prejean (known for her book and the film: Dead Man Walking).

This event is free and on Thursday, February 27, 7-9 p.m. in St. Catherine University Ballroom in Coeur de Catherine (with live streaming of the event to Carondelet Village in the auditorium).

In preparation for this event the film, Dead Man Walking, will be shown in the auditorium at Carondelet Village on February 9 at 1:30 p.m.
The planning committee for the Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ lecture is hosting a reading group session on her book, River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey.

Please mark your calendars for Thursday, February 6, 11:45 am -1:15 pm, at St Kate’s Library 128. A limited number of books are still available in The Center for Spirituality and Social Justice for $17.00. Please plan to pay with check. For further information or questions please contact Sharon Howell, CSJ, at 651-695-5436 or smhowell502@stkate.edu. Bring your own lunch.

2 February 2020

11th Day Prayer for Peace, 2/11

Our Lady of the Presentation Chapel,
1890 Randolph, February 11th, 6:30-7:15 p.m.


Since 2001, on the 11th of every month, we
come together to pray for the unmet needs of our time. This month our prayer will be lead by the Confronting Whiteness and Racism Working Group of the CSJ Justice Commission and will focus on the theme of “Black bodies and the justice of God.”

2 February 2020

Inequity in Aging, Community, and Poverty in Minnesota, 2/6

The CSJ Justice Office invites you to join them for a special evening exploring the complex issues of “Inequity in Aging, Community, and Poverty in Minnesota” on Thursday, February 6, 5:30 pm at St. Kate’s Rauenhorst Ballroom. This is a joint program with Catholic Charities and St. Catherine University.

2 January 2020

Updates on the CSJ Justice Commission’s Working Groups

1) Immigration Working Group encourages prayers at this time for the U.S. Supreme Court as they decide the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program. Also remember to pray for all immigrants and refugees this Immigrant Sunday, January 5.

2) Dismantling Racism Working Group invites you to consider going to a special Rev. Martin Luther King Day film screening of the film “I am Not your Negro” with discussion following on Monday, January 20 at 7:00 p.m. at Penumbra Theatre.

Save the Date:
3) The Criminal Justice Working Group is sponsoring “Life and Death: Criminal Justice, Capital Punishment and the Work of
Sister Helen Prejean (known for her book and the film: Dead Man Walking). This event is on Thursday, February 27 in St. Catherine University Ballroom (with live streaming of the event to Carondelet Village auditorum). More information coming next month.

Also you are invited to join the working group at the Second Chance Coalition’s Day on the Hill at the MN State Capitol on February 19. More information coming next month.

2 January 2020

CSJ Way, 1/10

Are you interested in learning more and/or to find out the many opportunities to become more involved with the Sisters of St Joseph, Consociates and Friends? Then you are invited to come to the CSJ Way, 5:30-8:30 on January 10 at Carondelet Center. For more information and to register: contact either Joan Pauly Schneider at 651-690-7063; jpaulyschneider@csjstpaul.org or Jill Underdahl, CSJ at 651-695-2873; junderdal@csjstpaul.org

You may include the option to participate in an overnight retreat that extends into Jan. 11, Saturday 8:30-3 which is a retreat with Sisters, Consociates and Friends reflecting upon the CSJ mission of “profound love of God and neighbor without distinction”for the health and healing of the world. If you choose this option, you need to register for the Jan. 11, Saturday by Thursday Jan.3. via online or call the CSJ RSVP line 651-690-7060.


The theme is Pilgrimage through Time: Exploring CSJ Spirituality and Mission from our Founding to Today. The retreat will include prayer, short presentations, table conversations and personal reflection. The cost: $20 donation includes a continental breakfast, lunch and coffee/tea.

2 January 2020

11th Day Prayer for Peace, 1/11

Our Lady of the Presentation Chapel,
1890 Randolph, January 11th, 6:30-7:15 p.m.


Since 2001, on the 11th of every month, we come together to pray for the unmet needs of our time. This month we focus our prayer on trafficking Survivors.

2 January 2020

Epiphany Evening Prayer, 1/5

Sunday, January 5 at 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Our Lady of the Presentation Chapel,
Reflection by Susan Hames, CSJ
All are welcome-light reception follows the prayer.