St. Joseph Appeal

St. Joseph artworkFeast of St. Joseph 2019

Unwavering faith, obedience, and compassion. All these are traits of St. Joseph, our patron saint, who is known only by his actions. Hearing God’s messages in dreams, he faithfully took action. He compassionately took Mary into his home. He obediently fled Bethlehem to protect his young family from danger.

Since 1874, our sisters have trusted St. Joseph, a man of action, to intercede on their behalf and for the many needs in our world. His intercession guided our sisters’ early work in Europe, and later our expansion into the United States, India and Latin America. Having witnessed the numerous favors granted to our community, we continue to pray for St. Joseph’s intercession.

St. Joseph teaches us that actions speak louder than words, participating in caring for others when invited to do so. Together, we, too, can respond to the needs of the world and participate in caring for the poor and needy, serving where the needs of God’s people are the greatest. As St. Joseph protected his family and provided for their needs, we work to care for the needs of our retired sisters and of the marginalized people whom we serve around the world.

There are so many hungers in our world today. Like St. Joseph, you have been faithful in your support of our ministries. We invite your continued partnership with us to respond to those who hunger for food, shelter, healing, education, and wholeness of spirit. Let St. Joseph guide you into action!

We celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph in March. Let us be united in prayer as, together, we seek the intercession of St. Joseph for your needs, and the needs of our world.


Sister Mary Diez            Pam Mueller
President                        Director of Mission Advancement


Joseph Bowls Supper


Thursday, March 14: Join us for our 7th annual Joseph Bowls Supper to help feed the hungry. Mass begins at 4:00 p.m. in St. Joseph Chapel, followed by a soup supper served in our dining room from 4:30–6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit our sisters’ Mission on the Border and a Milwaukee area hunger program. For more information, contact Catherine at or (414) 385-5343.