Case for Support
Our later days bring us closer to our Lord, but there are challenges: less than half of our sisters receive any kind of pay for the work we do, and we gladly share that money communally. That fund covers daily living expenses, including rent at some diocesan-owned convents.
We do not receive tuition dollars at the schools where we teach, nor do we receive church donations from any parishes, except for the annual retirement appeal, and we must make a formal request for a portion of those funds each year.
Our Biggest Challenges:
- Retirement and End of Life Care: Because of our limited resources, sisters requiring assisted living or other increased medical services must move to the nursing facility at the Motherhouse in Guadalajara, Mexico. After years of service in one community, many sisters must leave their friends and family in this country behind just to receive the care they need.
- Formation: Critical to our long-term survival, it allows us to attract new members, increases our visibility in many communities and helps us to promote religious vocations. The largest portion of Formation expenses are for college education and religious preparation. The lack of funds to attend school can be a deterrent for new religious candidates called to serve the Lord through the ministry of Catholic Education.
- Scholarship: Adoration and education are at the heart of all we do. Both work in tandem to give the next generation a solid educational foundation, always grounded in Catholic values. Our scholarship fund targets the poorest children in the communities we serve, providing them with the chance to attend a small SJS school and reap the benefits of a values-based education in a close-knit, supportive environment.
We have faith that we will reach our goals because we have faith in your generosity and support. We are so grateful to partner with you in our ministry. To make a contribution, please click here. To learn more about our financial plans, please contact Vicki Whitmire at 619-292-2971 or Ddirector@usasjs.org for more details.
Thank you for your support of our mission.