Sisters of St Joseph of Lochinvar

  • "Never see a need without doing something about it" - Mary MacKillop

  • "Never see a need without doing something about it" - Mary MacKillop

  • "Never see a need without doing something about it" - Mary MacKillop

  • "Never see a need without doing something about it" - Mary MacKillop

Our Response

“By our religious Profession
we publicly commit ourselves to... the mission of Jesus.
We respond to the call of the Spirit
through our ministries in the various local churches,
the universal Church and the wider community.”

Urged “to do good and have a great zeal for souls ... (to) never leave a good work untried and never spare yourselves” (JT Woods 1870), we seek to remain open to present and emerging needs in order to serve among God's people whose life experiences challenge and enrich us.

Our Sisters serve in a wide range of ministries where we seek to support all that promotes the gospel and oppose all that negates it. We strive to be open and sensitive to people and their cultural contexts, in order to incarnate God's love and faithfulness in our times and give witness to the reality that Christ our hope is among us. (Cf. Colossians 1:27)

Whether through our traditional ministry of education or through spiritual, pastoral or social ministries, we seek to live close to people in mutual service, offering and receiving compassion, challenge and hope as we walk together in the ordinariness of daily life.

The spirit of the Institute requires that Sisters never see any evil without trying to remedy it; and this will lead to many undertakings requiring great zeal and a humble confidence in God. (JT Woods, 1870)

Reference: Our Constitutions p.5-6

Serving Among God's People

A ministry close to my heart
- Sr Maureen Salmon

The call to journey inward
- Sr Carmel Moore

Supporting our parishioners
- Sr Ellen Shanahan

Meeting people from all walks of life
- Sr Kim Barnes