Newsletter – April 2019

March 27, 2019

Upcoming Events

Holy Week and Triduum Liturgy Schedule

Sister of the Redeemer Chapel

Palm Sunday, April 14th  – 9am

Holy Thursday, April 18th – 7pm

Good Friday, April 19th – 3pm Service

Easter Vigil, April 20th – 7:30pm

Easter Sunday, April 21st – 11:30am

Come & See Retreats– Seeking a deeper relationship with God? We offer retreats to explore questions of faith and to share an experience of our life of prayer, community, and service.  For more information please contact us to learn when the next retreat will be offered.

Holy Hour 1st Friday of each month at our Redeemer Chapel. You are welcome to join us for Eucharistic Adoration between 4 – 5pm on Friday, April 5th.

Redeemer Associate Gathering – April 11th at 7pm at the Province Center.  This month’s Reflection – The Peacemakers/ Healing Presence.  Learn more about Redeemer Associates

Evening Mass & Supper – Join us for Mass and a simple meal on the last Monday of each month at 6pm. The next date is April 29th   Respond here to attend.

Summer Garden Internship:
SERVE at Redeemer Valley Garden
LEARN about sustainable growing practices
GROW spiritually and live together in community sharing meals and prayer.
Learn more about this exciting new opportunity!

Recent Events

95th Anniversary of Sisters of the Redeemer in America

On March 19th 1924, the Feast of St. Joseph, twelve Sisters of the Redeemer and their superiors arrived at Ellis Island to begin a new chapter in the history of the Congregation.  We celebrated their faith and courage on which we stand today.  See reflection below.

MSU Alternative Spring Break March 3—9th

We thank all the students from Michigan State University who so generously chose to spend their spring break serving vulnerable populations in the Philadelphia area!


Excerpt from message written by Sister Anne Marie Haas

This year, the Sisters of the Redeemer celebrate 95 years in North America.  Our first twelve Sisters and two of their superiors left Germany on March 6, Ash Wednesday, in the year 1924 and, after an arduous journey, reached Ellis Island on March 19th. Arriving on this date was particularly meaningful as it is the Feast of Saint Joseph and Saint Joseph is a major patron saint of our Congregation. It is the reason our first building to be constructed in 1936,
Saint Joseph Manor, was named in his honor. We believe that it was no coincidence that our presence in the country began on his Feast day.

We thank each and every person who joins us in carrying on the Redeemer’s mission, day by day. We remember also all of those who have gone before us who have been part of this story of life, of love and of service. It is a blessing to our hurting world that, together, we are able to proclaim “the hope God offers in the midst of human struggle” to countless people every day, beginning 95 years ago. We will now begin the countdown for our centenary celebration in the year 2024!