Associates of the Perthville Sisters of St Joseph
Many people are associated with Josephites in ministry or friendship or shared vision. Some choose to formally become associates of a specific Josephite congregation. Josephite Associates are women and men of any age, married or single who are attracted to the Josephite spirit, personified in Saint Mary MacKillop and Father Julian Tenison Woods.
The Perthville Josephite “Family” includes numerous Associates who live the Josephite character and life in their own life situations, whatever their age or location. For them the Association provides an opportunity to journey with the Sisters to a deeper spirituality and to explore further the Josephite flavour in their lives. It also brings them an experience of belonging and of sharing in service of others in the spirit of St Joseph and of Fr Woods and Mary MacKillop. Associates pray with and for the Sisters and, in whatever ways they can, contribute their services to the disadvantaged and to the Church.
On Saturday April 30th 2011 three new members were received as Josephite Associates in St Mary’s Church, Mudgee. Included in the photo are (Coordinator) Vonnie Gilders (nee Laws – Coolah); Katherine Stanmore (nee Carroll – Blayney) , Julie Walker (nee Rayner – Ulan), Sr Clare Hopper,Gulgong and Patti Kiddle of Mudgee.