THE WINTER SEARCH PROGRAM
Our online Search Programs allow participants to be with us without the expense of traveling to Mendham, and since the platform works so well we plan to continue it on Zoom for the foreseeable future. Please join us in praying for our faithful Searchers who continue to discern God’s call in their lives.
MENDHAM FAITH LEADERS - Walking Through Lent
THE GARDEN OF HOPE AT CSJB
Anyone interested in assisting with this ministry through volunteer service or donations can contact Sister Linda Claire at firstname.lastname@example.org OR Associate Julie Crawford at email@example.com. The vegetables are donated to regional food pantries throughout the season. Seedlings and plants are also shared with CrossRoads Camp and Retreat Center in Califon for their Good News Garden. --Julie Crawford
THE GOOD SHEPHERD HOME IN CAMEROON
Click on the image above to watch a video made by Ndomengo Dickson, who grew up at the Home and is now on staff. These are some of the 100+ precious children who currently live at the Home.
Our fundraising committee is working hard to find more monthly sponsors for the Good Shepherd Home in Cameroon, West Africa. We are extremely grateful to the committee members, and to all of you who have volunteered to help us reach our goal of 100 new sponsors to cover the monthly expenses of food, clothing, and education for the children. So far we have 10 new sponsors, so we’re looking for 90 more. The cost of sponsorship is $40.00 per month. If you’d like to find out more about GSH sponsorship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SISTER BARBARA JEAN IS TURNING 80!
ST. MARGUERITE'S RETREAT HOUSE
OUR KNITTING MINISTRY
YALE UNIVERSITY COURSE ON MONASTICISM
Daniel An and Hwansoo Kim (L, in left photo) and their Yale students listen to Sister Monica Clare's zoom presentation for their undergraduate course on monasticism
On Feb. 16, Sister Monica Clare was a Zoom guest speaker for Ph.D. Student Daniel An’s class on monasticism at Yale University. Sister previously spoke at the same course in September 2020 and was very happy to participate again. The class is a seminar of 18 undergraduates, co-taught by Hwansoo Kim, and the Feb. 16 session included a presentation by Sister Monica followed by a question-and-answer session. We thank our friend Liza Anderson for making the introduction between Sister Monica, Daniel, and Hwansoo.
CSJB IN ENGLAND
For more info. on the Clewer Initiative, go to www.theclewerinitiative.org.
NOT JUST AN ORDINARY PONY
CSJB EMBROIDERY AT TRINITY WALL STREET
A St. Anna's girl learns embroidery in the CSJB Church Workroom in 1915. Girls were taught job skills and given a solid education to help them succeed as adults. A cloth-of-gold Easter cope hangs on the wall.
SERMONS BY THE SISTERS
ASSOCIATES AND OBLATES
Gerrie Dressler (4th from left with rabbit ears!) at a Daughters of the King retreat in 1982. The Sister in the photo is Sr. Elizabeth Anne who was Superior at the time.
ST. JOHN BAPTIST SCHOOL ALUMNAE
PLEASE JOIN US IN PRAYING FOR
We pray especially for the poor, the marginalized, and the oppressed.
OUR HEARTFELT THANKS TO
The DCLM Fund
The S.A.D. Foundation
The Community of the Transfiguration
The Rt. Rev. Carlye J. Hughes
The Rt. Rev. Allen K. Shin
The Rt. Rev. Mary Glasspool
The Rev. Kevin Coffey
The Rev. Cynthia L. Black, DD, and the people of the Church of the Redeemer
The Rev. John A. Rollins
The Rev. Lorna Erixson and the people of St. Mark's Mendham
The Rev. Margaret Otterburn and the people of the Church of the Messiah
The Rev. Victoria McGrath and the people of All Saints Millington
The Rev. Anne C. Thatcher and the people of St. Peters Morristown
TO SUPPORT OUR GENERAL FUND
YOUR LEGACY FOR CSJB
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COVID-19 Resources from the Diocese of Newark
COVID-19 Information from the Centers for Disease Control
Dialogue from the Diocese of Newark
THE CLEWER INITIATIVE
PROGRAM founded by our Sisters in England and the Rt. Rev. Alastair Redfern
THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS!
Thank you to all our donors who raised over $480,000 to replace our 114-year-old septic system!
Next, we hope to replace the Convent stucco, St. Marguerite's roof, and restore our cemetery.
Thank you for supporting our Capital Campaign to help us continue God's work in our sacred space.
It's easy to help!
To donate by check, make your check out to:
St. John the Baptist Foundation
"Capital Campaign" on the ledger line of your check.
Mail to: PO Box 240
Mendham, NJ .7945
To donate by PAYPAL, go to
and in the "purpose" section of your online donation type "Capital Campaign."
Thank you for supporting our ministries of retreat and spiritual direction which are needed more than ever in today's world.
The State of New Jersey recently stopped giving grants for repairs to religious structures, so this has taken away half our funding for repairs and restorations. The COVID crisis has also negatively impacted our funding for these projects.
If you're interested in contributing to our Capital Campaign to help with these goals, or you'd like to learn about donating in other ways to the ministries of CSJB, CLICK HERE