Media Kit and FAQ



501(c) (3) nonprofit, established in 1990

Our Mission

Increase the love of Jesus in the Eucharist and Mary, his mother, through the ecclesial ministry of Catholic education.

Founder: Servant of God: Silviano Carrillo Cardenas, 5th Bishop of Sinaloa, Mexico. Date Founded: November 25, 1904


More than 150,000 students have been impacted through the Sisters’ devotion to providing a rigorous faith-based education to children and youth throughout California. Their ministry is dedicated to readying their students to face the unique challenges of today’s world by preparing them academically, physically, emotionally and spiritually. The California province is part of the worldwide congregation headquartered in Guadalajara, Mexico called Siervas de Jesus Sacramentado (SJS). The SJS international presence is also found in 71 Catholic schools in 15 states in México and in two schools in Guatemala, one in Chile and a large mission in Peru.

Province size: 45 sisters
SJS Ministry in California:
  • Bakersfield: Our Lady of Guadalupe School
  • Bonita: Provincial Headquarters
  • Calexico: Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy and Vincent Memorial Catholic High School
  • Chula Vista: Mater Dei Catholic High School and Juan Diego Academy
  • El Cajon: Saint Kieran School
  • El Centro: Saint Mary’s Catholic School
  • Paso Robles: Saint Rose Catholic School
  • San Ysidro: Our Lady of Mount Carmel School
  • Sun Valley: Our Lady of the Holy Rosary School

Provincial Superior: Sister Lilia Barba, SJS

Director of Development: Vicki Whitmire
(619) 267-0720 – Office

3173 Winnetka Drive, Bonita, CA 91902

Download our printable PDF here: QUICK FACTS


Do you yearn for “something more” in your life?

Are you questioning the path you’re on, the choices you’ve made? That yearning may be God’s way of inviting you to explore and see if the religious life is right for you.

Women between 17 and 32-years of age are invited to join us for vocation retreats in California.

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Send us your prayer requests

We must pray without tiring, for the salvation of mankind does not depend on material success; nor on sciences that cloud the intellect. Neither does it depend on arms and human industries, but on Jesus alone. — St. Frances Xavier Cabrini


Thank you for your support of our mission!

We do not receive tuition dollars at the schools where we teach, nor do we receive church donations from any parishes. It is due to the generous support of donors that we have been able to help generations of school children grow in their faith while receiving a strong education that prepares them for the challenges of this changing world.