What is the Saint John Neumann Society?
The Saint John Neumann Society is a special group of people who support the mission of the Sisters of Saint Joseph by committing to a monthly gift of a specific amount.
This kind of support, because it is regular and ongoing, allows us to continue the care of our elderly sisters, as well as to plan ahead for our ministries. It enables our sisters to better serve those in need of education, housing, job training and much more.
In recognition of and appreciation for this commitment to our mission, members receive a series of benefits.
Our Society is named for the beloved Philadelphia bishop who was instrumental in our Sisters’ earliest endeavors into healthcare and Catholic education.
As bishop, Saint John Neumann worked closely with Mother Saint John Fournier, foundress of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia. Under his direction, the Sisters took charge of Saint Joseph’s Hospital and were involved in establishing and maintaining successful parochial schools in the City.
Our connection to Saint John Neumann dates back to our earliest years in Philadelphia, but his legacy continues to influence our mission and ministries to this day.
Saint John Neumann Society — Working Together So That All May Be One
By giving monthly to the Sisters of Saint Joseph, our Saint John Neumann Society members support the work of the Gospel, enabling our sisters to serve those in need of education, housing, job training and so much more. Our mission covers a broad spectrum of people — from children to the elderly, from the abused to the refugee, from the disabled to the brokenhearted.
As a MEMBER OF THE SAINT JOHN NEUMANN SOCIETY, in appreciation for what you do to support the mission of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, you will receive the following gifts and benefits:
- Spiritual Enrollment card as a thank you for being a member of the Society
- Birthday card
- Invitation to our Saint John Neumann Society Mass and Brunch at our Motherhouse
- Your name listed in our Honor Roll of Donors
- A short history of the Sisters of Saint Joseph and Saint John Neumann, the Philadelphia bishop whose commitment to our sisters played an integral part in our earliest healthcare and education ministries
- Remembrance in the daily prayers of all the sisters.