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Edition No. 88 — February 19, 2019 
SSJ Associates in Mission
Commitment Ceremonies
January 2019 
The Associates in Mission welcomed Emily DePaul, Ally Monteiro, Arlene McFarland, and Andy Dougherty in a commitment ceremony held at St. Genevieve Church in Flourtown, Pa. on January 17, 2019. 

Along with  Sister Rita Woehlcke SSJ , the new associates are pictured with Janet Beerley and  Sister Marjorie Lawless SSJ , who mentored them through the orientation process and welcomed them as new members of the St. Genevieve Christian Growth Group.

Ally Monteiro also shared her commitment to living the life of an SSJ Associate in Mission in front of the Norwood Fontbonne Academy community during their Thanksgiving liturgy back in November. Ally serves as a teacher at NFA.
The Associates in Mission welcomed Julie Gabell and Johnnie Wess in a commitment ceremony held at Saint Joseph Villa during Liturgy on Saturday, January 26th. They were surrounded by the love and support of sisters and associates from both Saint Joseph Villa and Bethlehem Village.
Pictured from left: Janet Beerley, Emily DePaul, Ally Monteiro, Arlene McFarland, Rita Woehlcke SSJ, Andy Dougherty and Marjorie Lawless SSJ
Pictured from left: Ally Monteiro and Marjorie Lawless SSJ
Pictured from left: Julie Gabell and Johnnie Wess 
Pictured from left: Cynthia Ludwick SSJ, Margot Zuccarello, Sue Dufrasne, Rita Woehlcke SSJ, Julie Gabell, Johnnie Wess, Marie Austin and Nancy Hilla SSJ
FEBRUARY 9, 2019
Sister Therese Ganly SSJ recently celebrated her 95 th birthday, a joyous reason to celebrate! Therese was delightfully surprised with balloons, cake and a visit with some of her friends.
Associates in Mission form North Carolina
Visit the Motherhouse with a Generous Donation for Nuns Who Cook
February 15, 2019
SSJ Associates in Mission, Debbie and Phillip Parrish visited the Motherhouse on Friday morning, February 15, 2019. They brought along with them a gourmet basket of North Carolina wines, cheeses and local delicacies, and a beautiful handmade queen-size quilt. 

Debbie and Phillip, along with SSJ Associates Diane and Skip Whitman donated the basket and the quilt for the upcoming fundraiser,  Nuns Who Cook . We are so grateful to them for their generosity!
Pictured from left: Regina Bell SSJ, Debbie Parrish, Phillip Parrish, Kerry Rusak, Rita Woehlcke SSJ, Terry Shaw SSJ and Eileen Marnien SSJ
Chestnut Hill College Opens Food Pantry
February 15, 2019
We are happy to announce that, with the help of many CHC community members, the Sisters of Saint Joseph and some dear neighbors in St. Philip Parish, Lafayette Hill, Chestnut Hill College has opened a food pantry for members of our community facing food insecurity. Today, there was an official opening and blessing of the new pantry.

In a recent study of 66 college campuses, 36 percent of students self-identified as food insecure. Thanks to the pantry and all who help stock it, we can affect change on our campus, making sure no student ever has to go hungry.
"Rooted in the mission of Christ, ours is the same mission which continually unfolds in the Church, 'That all may be one as you, Father, are in me, and I in you. I pray that they may be one in us.' (Jn 17:21)."
                                        — SSJ Constitutions #17
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