Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph


Called by God into the Fraternity of Francis, we live in Simplicity, Servanthood, and Joy, renewing the spirit of Mother Colette Hilbert, "In all things Charity."

Associate Program

The call to our Associate Program

Our FSSJ Associates are women and men who desire a deeper Christian spirituality in relationship with the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph. Associates and Sisters together become an effective visible presence of Gospel living as sisters and brothers to all of God’s creation.


• Women and men, married or single, 21 years of age or older of any Christian denomination

• Must be spiritually, physically, and mentally capable of sharing the mission of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph

After a period of formation, these persons make a formal commitment, in association with a local community, to support the values, charism, and vision of Mother Colette Hilbert as well as participate in the corporate mission of the Church.

For more information contact:

Sr. Michael Marie Jordan, FSSJ
Director Associate Program
5229 South Park Avenue
Hamburg, NY 14075
Phone: (716) 649-1205
Fax: (716) 202-4940

FSSJ Associates - Associate Program

A Vespers Prayer Service was held to warmly welcome our two newest FSSJ Associates.

Cynthi Conlon is a mother and grandmother who became intersted in the FSSJ Associate Program while living at St. Francis Park.

Mary Jane Masiulionis is also a mother and enjoys cantoring at her local praish, St. John XXIII in West Seneca, NY.

Both Cynthia and Mary Jane were dedicated to their year long formation, learning about st. Francis, St. Clare and Mother Colette Hilbert with their formation mentors, Sister Michael Marie and Sister Frances Angela.

Welcome to the Franciscan family!

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