The Formation Program

The purpose of the Formation Program is to help constituents (board members, executives, mission effectiveness facilitators, mission leaders, employees, volunteers, students, residents, patients, and their families) know who the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston are – their past, present and journey into the future – and how as collaborators in ministry all constituents can extend their mission, charism and spirit to future generations.

The Formation Program’s Goals are to
• Expand constituents’ understanding and enhance their personal ownership of the CSJ mission, charism and spirituality
• Deepen their relationships with the Congregation
• Strengthen their commitment to the fulfillment of the mission of the ministries
• Enable constituents to carry out their sponsorship responsibilities

Core Components of the Formation Program
Core Components of the Formation Program are those activities and events that occur annually and include various constituencies involved in the sponsored ministries, Congregation ministries and Brighton community of Congregation employees including:
•        CSJ Heritage Convocation
•        Annual Report made by the Board of Directors of the Corporation for the Sponsored Ministries to the Leadership Team of the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston on the mission effectiveness and quality of ministry in each sponsored ministry
•        Joint Meeting with the chairs and administrators of the sponsored ministries, the CSJ Council, and the Corporation for Sponsored Ministries Board
•        Mission Effectiveness Facilitators (MEF) Meetings
•        Administrators/MEFs Retreat
•        CSJ Spirituality Resources
•        Board Members’ Prayers
•        Board Retreat
•        Local Ministry Events
•        Comprehensive Board Assessment
•        Governance Committee Workshop
•        Executive Committee Workshop
•        Individual Meetings with Chairs and Administrators
•        End-of-Summer Gathering