“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)
Today Sisters continue to seek to proclaim and witness to the love of God present in the world by their way of life and apostolic service.
They do this, mostly in a voluntary capacity, in parish and diocesan ministries, local community initiatives and wider church and social justice collaboration.
Whether in health or frailty, Sisters are committed to witnessing to the love of God in the lives of all people.
In prayer and action, they seek to offer hope to those in need and so bring about God’s kingdom in their local areas.
Our current Mission Statement expresses well their calling -
Sisters of St Joseph, Lochinvar, stand for the Gospel. We choose and cherish 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