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2018 Casserly House Education Camp
Casserly House Summer Camp is an educational camp for neighborhood children in 2nd – 5th grade. This past July, with a focus on reading, computers, and art, the students learned about early Colonial life in the United States. Casserly House is a Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston ministry established in 2000. Casserly House provides English language and literacy classes for adults living in the neighborhood. The program includes a broad array of support services, citizenship support, immigration issues, and transitional assistance, along with an after school program for children.
2018 The Women’s Table Celebration
For the past ten years, The Women’s Table, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, has celebrated individuals for their commitment to the values and charism of the sisters. This year, State Representative Kevin Honan received the “Connecting Neighbor with Neighbor Award.” Kevin listens wholeheartedly to those who seek his help, and he utilizes his connections to help others. Mary Caruso, a facilitator and volunteer for The Women’s Table Writer’s Workshop received the “Compassionate Strength Award,” for creating an atmosphere where women feel comfortable sharing. Sharon Gouvia, was honored with the “Building Inclusive Community Award.” Sharon was a “founding member” of The Women’s Table Advisory Committee, and she brought a wide range of experience to the ministry.
2018 Living the Dream Dinner
The Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston celebrated the 5th annual Living the Dream Dinner this past April. The event, held yearly, honors those whose lives reflect the charism and mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph. This year, Geeta Aiyer and the Leonard siblings, Beverly, Dennis, Kristin, Mark, and Patricia received the “Dear Neighbor Award.” Guest speaker Leticia Silva, a certified nurse’s assistant at Bethany Health Care Center, shared her moving story of life as a DACA child.
2018 CSJ Associate Commitment
Each year, CSJ Associates come together to embrace the mission and charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston. Associates are women and men who desire to share our faith journey with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston through the mission of unity and reconciliation. This year, two women, Julia Passanisi and Janice Young, committed to journeying to spiritual deepening and service to God and the “dear neighbor.”
On June 24, 2018, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston participated in the Transition of Leadership for their Congregation. Over 500 sisters, associates, colleagues, friends, and family members were present at the CSJ Center at Fontbonne Academy, Milton, Massachusetts, for the celebration. The sisters who have been elected by the Congregation to serve in the ministry of leadership for the next five years are: Lee Hogan, CSJ, Catherine Clifford, CSJ, Marian Batho, CSJ, Judith Costello, CSJ, Betsy Conway, CSJ, and Denise Kelly, CSJ.
The Anti-Trafficking Coalition (ATC) of the Boston Unit of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious marked its 10th Anniversary on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Over 80 people attended to hear speakers from the Boston Police Department, Attorney General’s Office, and the F.B.I. A productive question and answer session took place and the attendees heard ways in which they can participate in eradicating human trafficking. This brief video covers actions taken by ATC and sisters over the past 10 years to help combat human trafficking.
Each year, Casserly House invites children from the neighborhood to participate in a two-week learning camp. The program includes computer instruction, thematic projects, field trips, and one-on-one tutorial reading. Volunteers from the Sisters of St. Joseph, CSJ Associates, and lay tutors assist during the two weeks. The program is geared towards making learning a fun-filled experience. To learn more about Casserly House, visit www.casserlyhouse.org.
Sunday, June 11, Donor Appreciation Day, was a special day for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston and Associates to say thank you to our donors for being with us all the way, for sharing generously in whatever we endeavor to undertake for the “dear neighbor”, and in caring for our sisters who are now in need of care themselves.
On June 4, 2017, The Literacy Connection’s annual celebration of Gratitude and Achievement was held at the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston’s Motherhouse Chapel.
Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, CSJ Associates, and lay tutors spent two-weeks assisting students at the 2016 Casserly House Summer Learning Camp. The program includes computer instruction, thematic projects, field trips, and one-on-one tutorial reading for 16 children from the neighborhood. The program helps to supplement each camper’s school experience, and supports each one as they reach their current academic grade level. The program is geared towards making learning a fun experience.
Volunteers in Mission (VIM) is a week of service, prayer, and community that is was held the week of June 18-25, 2016. A group of Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston and Associates participated in this yearly event
The Literacy Connection celebrated 29 years of helping the “dear neighbor” in the Allston/Brighton neighborhood and beyond. On June 6, 2016, students, Sisters of St. Joseph, associates, tutors, friends, and family gathered for a celebration of gratitude and accomplishment.
On June 5, 2016, Sisters of St. Joseph and Associates gathered at St. Joseph Hall for the annual CSJ picnic. A great time was had by all.
On Saturday, March 26, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston hosted the Brighton Main Streets Annual Gerry McCarthy Easter Egg Hunt. Hundreds of Boston residents and children came out in force to celebrate and hunt for as many eggs as they could.
On March 19, 2016, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston and Associates celebrated the Feast of St. Joseph.
The Literacy Connection is celebrating 28 years of helping the “dear neighbor” in the Allston/Brighton neighborhood and beyond. On June 7, 2015, students, Sisters of St. Joseph, associates, tutors, friends, and family gathered for a celebration of gratitude and accomplishment.
Sisters and associates gather on March 19, 2015 to celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph
Sisters and associates celebrate at their Advent/Christmas social.
Boston CSJ Founders Day/Jubilee Celebration. On October 2, 2014, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston celebrated the Anniversary of our founding in Boston. 141 years ago, our sisters began their ministry to the dear neighbor in Jamaica Plain. In addition, our Golden Jubilarians, Sisters Pat Andrews, Carol Fitzsimmons, and Mary Murphy were honored.
Casserly’s Summer Learning Camp runs for two-weeks. The program includes computer instruction, thematic projects, field trips, and one-on-one tutorial reading for 16 children from the neighborhood. The program helps to supplement each camper’s school experience, and supports each one as they reach their current academic grade level. The program is geared towards making learning a fun experience.
Volunteers in Mission is a program for women who desire an experience of ministry, community living, and prayer for one week during the summer. This year, sisters and associates lived in community with the sisters at Fontbonne Convent, visited Castle Island, and volunteered at Casserly House, St. Francis House, and the Women’s Lunch Place. It was a week of building relationships and sharing prayer; a wonderful time had by all.