Feast of Saint Joseph

Monday, March 13, 2023

Each spring, we celebrate Saint Joseph and the work of St. Catherine University’s founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, fostering the love of the dear neighbor through service, social justice, and reflection.

On March 13, 2023, St. Kate's students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community members will once again join the Sisters of St. Joseph (CSJs) in celebrating the Feast of Saint Joseph. The event includes service opportunities and a prayer service.



3:30-6:30: Ongoing Service Projects & CSJ Membership and Partnerships include:

  • Legislative & Advocacy Action: Let your voice be heard in the Minnesota legislative process! Learn who your elected officials are. Advocate for bills that impact our dear neighbors. Take action and help create positive change.
  • St. Kate's / CSJ Food Access Hub:  Created by St. Kate's faculty, staff and students and members of the CSJ Community, the St. Kate's/CSJ Food Access Hub addresses hunger and food insecurity for St. Kate's students and their families, addresses food sustainability issues, and produces fresh produce from the community gardens that the CSJ Community stewards.
  • St. Kate's & CSJ Trivia Wheel:  How much do you know about St. Kate's and the CSJs? Test your knowledge of St. Catherine University and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Consociates, St. Paul Province. Everyone is a winner!
  • Project Home - Interfaith Action: Project Home provides emergency shelter and rapid exit case management services for area families facing homelessness. In partnership with the Sisters of St. Joseph and Ramsey County, Project Home provides a supportive environment, so that families have a safe place to live with assistance with finding employment and permanent, affordable housing. 
    • Craft:  Creating comfortable fleece tie blankets for the children and families of Project Home.
  • St. Kate's Empty Bowl Project: Empty Bowls supports Twin Cities nonprofit Open Arms of Minnesota. Open Arms cooks and delivers free, nutritious meals to people living with life-threatening illness. 
    • PROJECT: Create a unique pottery bowl - then mark your calendar to join us for the next Soup Social, where the bowls will be offered for donations to Open Arms
  • Pop-Up Library & Archives:  The Libraries and Archives foster exploration and engagement by providing opportunities - independent and collective, curricular and co-curricular - to discover, experiment, and create. Check out books from our mini-library. Enter to win a copy of this year's One Read for Racial Justice. Learn more about the Sisters' history in our mini-archive. Make a button!
  • Cards for Sisters: Create a card or write a note of gratitude to a sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet.
  • CSJ Membership and Partnerships
    • CSJ Membership and Association - Learn about the many ways you can be associated with the community of the Sisters of St. Joseph!
    • St. Joseph Worker Program - would you like to spend a year after graduation in direct volunteer service and live in community?  Come and see what is possible!
    • Wisdom Ways: Creates open, accepting spaces that advance the spiritual growth, authenticity and fullness of life for all people. Our resources and offerings aim to help support movement into meaningful and impactful action to advance personal and communal well-being  – and you won’t be doing it alone.

5:00-5:30pm: Prayer Service (Rauenhorst Ballroom)
5:30-6:30pm:  Reception (Rauenhorst Ballroom)


Photos by Rebecca Zenefski Slater ’10 / By Rebecca Studios.

Online Learning

Learn more about St. Joseph, the CSJ ministries, and opportunities for civic engagement.

Library Resource: A Celebration with the CSJ's Guide 

Sister Stories

CSJ Community Garden Schedule