CSJ Associates are women and men at least 18 years old who come from all walks of life but have one thing in common - to live the Gospel message more deeply through God's rich presence in their everyday lives. The CSJ Associate experience provides an opportunity to belong to a community of people who share a common desire for a deeper sense of spirituality and who offer each other support in living out Gospel values. CSJ Associates journey with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet by sharing the sister's mission to love God and neighbor without distinction. They meet monthly on the second Thursday of the month. Each meeting begins with a light meal and social time. Their activities include participating in fundraisers, sponsored by the Sisters, such as the ziti dinner and the Mission Day. Members pray for their fellow associates, and experience a sharing of their heart at each meeting. They end each meeting with reciting the CSJ Associates prayer which helps them to leave the gathering filled with God's Holy Spirit.