September, 2019 

Dear Friends,

As we begin the (17th) seventeenth year of St. Joseph Renewal Center, I want to thank you for your continued support and participation in the spiritual experiences offered. We begin this new year of ministry and service to God's people because of you! Your interest in on-going programs as well as the programs that occur seasonally is amazing to me. I am deeply grateful to your openness and willingness to be challenged on the spiritual journey.

All the Fall programs from September through December will be in Montfort Spirituality Center. We are very grateful to the Montfort Fathers for welcoming and supporting our efforts for the past 3 1/2 years. We have been able to continue the ministry because of their hospitality to St. Joseph Renewal Center's Community of Men and Women.

As of January 2020, all the programming will return to St. Joseph's in Brentwood, in Building #4 on the 3rd floor. All the day and evening programs will take place in Brentwood, however, our weekend retreats will be hosted by the Cenacle Retreat Center in Ronkonkoma beginning with the Women's Spirituality Retreats. It is amazing how God blesses what we have done and are doing with a place to rest our heads. The Cenacle Sisters are excited about the collaboration and I know you are most welcome.

As you read through this year's offerings, there are many opportunities to deepen your spiritual life and at the same time your relationship with God. Are you ready to take the challenge? Are you ready to say "yes" to the next step awaiting you? I look forward to our continued journey. Let us keep all our intentions in prayer.


Josephine Daspro, CSJ. D.Min.