Collaborating Ministries

INTERCOMMUNITY JUSTICE MINISTRY (ICJM) is a collaborative Ministry of Catholic Sisters living in Metropolitan St. Louis. The goal of ICJM is to speak with a united voice to effect change on some local justice effort. Presently seven congregations collaborate in ICJM.

Barbara Jennings,

MARIAN MIDDLE SCHOOL, the only all-girl middle school in St. Louis, provides an educationally challenging environment. Adhering to the Nativity model of education, these young girls commit to an intense 10-month, 12-hour schedule where they develop critical thinking, problem-solving, leadership, and life skills that will take them successfully into the next chapter of their academic career.

Marian Middle School
4130 Wyoming
St. Louis, MO 63116
Phone: 314-771-7674
Fax: 314-771-7679

ENGLISH TUTORING PROJECT provides tutoring in English acquisition and literacy skills for immigrant/refugee children in three south city Catholic schools and one north county Catholic school in St. Ann. Presently there are seven sisters from three St. Louis area religious congregations as paid staff or volunteers. Students are referred by their teachers and/or principal. Tutoring sessions take place on site during school hours. There is no cost to the schools or the families for this service.

English Tutoring Project Office
336 East Ripa
St. Louis, MO 63125

INTERCOMMUNITY ECOLOGICAL COUNCIL, begun in 2001, consists of representatives from 15 women religious congregations and representatives from one (1) male congregation as well as an ecozoic center. IEC collaborative ministry flows from a commitment to eco-spirituality which sees all creation as sacred. They are called to act individually and communally with justice to promote a sustainable healthy environment for all species.

Contact: Judith Ann Bell, FSM,

THE MIDWEST COALITION FOR RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT (MCRI) is a coalition of treasurers and social justice directors from area religious communities. MCRI assists its members to use their financial resources to reverse situations of injustice while working in dialogue with corporations. MCRI also monitors corporate social responsibility in areas such as human rights, access to health care, product safety and integrity of creation. MCRI is affiliated with the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), a research, education and action-oriented organization headquartered in New York City.

Midwest Coalition for Responsible Investment
Sister Barbara Jennings, CSJ

 came to be in 1999 through the collaboration of five congregations of religious women to provide quality service for the long-term care and retirement needs of their members and the general public with respect, compassion and a spirit of welcoming hospitality. The Sarah Community is a faith-based retirement community offering retirement living, assisted living and skilled nursing, each with a focus on wellness of body, mind and spirit. Our community is grouped into households that create a connected, inclusive environment for all while respecting the individual. Our caring mission is fulfilled each and every day by our dedicated staff who create a warm and positive atmosphere for each resident.

The Sarah Community
3393 McKelvey Road
Bridgeton, MO 63044
Contact: Jacki Palliser
(314) 209-7000

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