The most surprisingly enriching ministry for us has been our Zoom prayers. Certainly, we Sisters all realize that our primary service to the world is to pray - but we had no idea that praying on Zoom would become a lifeline for so many.
We also spend a great deal of our time calling the elderly, the sick and those who live alone to make sure they are safe, and to offer whatever help we can provide to them – even dropping off grocery donations on doorsteps when they are needed.
Sister Margo Elizabeth continues her work on the book about Pony, and she is considering creating a Pony coloring book as well. She is looking forward to the 2021 Celtic Journeys trips to Lindisfarne (Feb. 19-27, 2021), Ireland (May 20-31, 2021), and Cornwall and Southwest England (Sept. 7-17, 2021). Please visit www.celticjourneys.org for more info.
Would you like to help
We are hoping to raise $380,000 to replace the 112-year-old roof at St. Marguerite's. Thanks to generous donors, we have already raised over $82,000.
Another item on our wish list is the replacement of the showers at St. Marguerite's. We hope to raise $30,000 for this project.
We have raised $1,390 towards our goal of $40,000 to replace the Convent elevator. Thank you to all who have helped us.
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 on the red button.
The cost of replacement for our septic system was $481,598 and our friends and benefactors provided the entire amount! Thank you!
THE NEXT ITEM ON OUR CSJB CAPITAL CAMPAIGN WISH LIST:
St. Marguerite's Roof:
CLICK HERE to learn more about the CSJB Capital Campaign