the MORE… Online Updates Volume 3.1.10 – March 14, 2018


We journey toward the God of the future

Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston and associates gathered at our Motherhouse in Brighton, March 8-11, 2018, for the election of the six-member leadership team who will serve the congregation for the next five years. The members of the new team who will begin their term of leadership at the end of June are Sisters Lee Hogan, CSJ, president; Cathy Clifford, CSJ, assistant president; Marian Batho, CSJ, First Councilor; Judith Costello, CSJ, Second Councilor; Betsy Conway, CSJ, Third Councilor; and Denise Kelly, Fourth Councilor.

The election process began on Thursday, March 8, with two days of prayer, discernment, and contemplative dialogue. On Saturday morning, in the name of all who gathered, Rosemary Brennan, CSJ, welcomed Bishop Mark O’Connell, who presided at the 9:00 a.m. Mass of the Holy Spirit. During his homily Bishop Mark said, “We summon the Holy Spirit…. May it [the Spirit] burn in our hearts, purifying each of you to listen to all voices – all colors. May you be like candles that give of themselves for the flame. To shine so that you may indeed strengthen your mission today, strengthen your spirituality, strengthen your relationships.”

In looking ahead to her ministry as President of the congregation, Lee said, “We live in a divided world and know our charism is so needed in our Church and world. So we take it as a solemn obligation to further our charism in the world. We’re living in that middle space between a past, over and gone, and a future yet to come. While none of us can see the future clearly, we are pilgrims with a purpose and journey toward the God of the future.”

In the months ahead, the current team will meet with the newly elected team to facilitate the transfer of leadership. The new leadership team will officially begin on June 24, 2018, with a Liturgy to celebrate this transfer of leadership.

PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT, TOP TO BOTTOM: Newly elected leadership team, Sisters Lee Hogan, Marian Batho, Denise Kelly, Betsy Conway, Cathy Clifford, and Judith Costello; Lee Hogan, CSJ, speaks to the Chapter Body; Bishop Mark O’Connell and Rosemary Brennan, CSJ, during the Mass of the Holy Spirit; Election Tellers, Sisters Barbara Scanlon, Kay Magno, Susan Reilly, Chris Partisano, Facilitator, and Cathy Mozzicato.




Preparations for Living the Dream Dinner 2018 are well underway. On February 26, Sisters Zita Fleming, Nancy Braceland, and Marlie McGoldrick were videoed by the crew from Cramer Studios for what promises to be another excellent presentation of our CSJ story. To learn more about the event, click here: Invitations are in the mail. If you know of friends, family, colleagues who would like an invitation, please contact our Mission Advancement Office at or 617.746.2115.




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