Celebrating the Feast of Saint Joseph

Each spring, we celebrate Saint Joseph and the work of St. Catherine University’s founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. This year, although we may be distant, we continue to foster the love of Dear Neighbor through service, social justice and reflection.

Online Experiences

Notes to Sisters
Share well wishes or a note of gratitude to our dear Sisters of St. Joseph, as we celebrate their legacy and continue their good work. And view some of the notes that have been written to the Sisters so far.

Be the Hands and Feet of Service
Share your experience participating in a service or volunteer project in the past year and be entered to win one of 24 Feast of Saint Joseph Self Care packages. View some of the ways you've been the Hands and Feet of Service.

Donation drop-offs can be made at the north side of Derham on the St. Catherine University campus.
Service Opportunities

Monday, March 22, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
We will be accepting donations for the projects listed below curbside at the north entrance of Derham on our campus.

Please wear a mask and fill out the Symptom Self Screen form when coming to campus.

For more information, contact smpoirier@stkate.edu.

For over 50 years, Amicus has provided pre- and post-release services to offenders. All programs are relationship based with a restorative approach to reclaiming life after incarceration.

Project
Provide a Welcome Home personal care bag for a woman released back into the community from Shakopee prison.

Instructions
Fill a reusable tote bag with one each of the following: Laundry Detergent; Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash or Soap, Body Lotion, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Shaving Cream, Pack of Razors, Pack of Tampons, Pack of Sanitary Pads, Lip Balm, Eye Shadow, Eye Liner, Mascara, Nail Polish Remover, Hair Brush, Washcloth or Bath Poof, and a handwritten Welcome Home note. (Products should be new/unopened and full-sized.)

St. Kate's/CSJ Food Shelf addresses hunger and food insecurity for St. Kate's students and their families.

Project
Contribute to the Food Shelf.

Instructions
Contribute new/unopened personal care products, paper grocery bags or money to the Food Shelf.

St. Kate’s Food Shelf Wishlist 2020-2021

  • Hair care products (shampoo, conditioner, etc)
  • Hair care products designed for ethnic hair types
  • Face and skin care products (washes, bars etc)
  • Face and body lotions
  • Deodorant/Antiperspirant
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste/Floss
  • Menstrual hygiene products
  • Disposable razors Q-tips, cotton balls, cotton rounds, makeup sponges, etc
  • Liquid dish soap and hand soap Liquid laundry detergent
  • Household cleaning products and sponges
  • Paper towel rolls, tissue boxes, toilet paper rolls
  • "Ziploc" style plastic baggies, any size
  • Paper grocery bags

Products should generally be new/unopened and not expired. The majority of our clientele is female, but we do serve students of all genders. We accept products in any size of bottle or container, including travel-sized.

Breaking Free provides services to victims and survivors of sex-trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation through advocacy, housing, education and immediate action.

Project
Assemble hygiene kits for Breaking Free's street outreach efforts.

Instructions
Fill a quart-sized ziplock bag with 2-3 each of travel-sized Shampoo, Conditioner, Lotion, Soap, Toothpaste, plus 1 Toothbrush and a handwritten note of encouragement. (Products should be new/unopened.)

Keystone Community Services — Meals on Wheels
Keystone Community Services is a nonprofit working to improve the quality of life of individuals, families, seniors and youth. Meals on Wheels serves seniors and people with disabilities by providing regular nourishment, social connection, and connection to other home-based services.

Project
Decorate paper bags used to deliver Meals on Wheels.

Instructions
Decorate the outside of a paper grocery bag with crayons, markers, or paint. Leave space at the top of the bag to write the client's name. Please use paper grocery bags with handles.

Online Learning

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

Library Resource Guide

Sister Stories

CSJ Community Garden Schedule