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Friends of Father Baker Reception 2017

Annual Event Sponsors




Sponsor a Sister of St. Joseph


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For additional information please call our Special Events Office at 716-828-9289


Baker Victory Nite 2018


friends of father baker reception - sponsor a sister of st. joseph


      In 1857, the Sisters took charge of the St. Joseph's Orphan Asylum in Limestone Hill, now known as Lackawanna.  Soon, they were also working in St. John's Protectory, a residence for wayward and destitute youth.  The Sisters became mothers and teachers to those who came under their care.  They worked hard doing domestic tasks for the boys - sewing clothes, mending, doing laundry, cleaning, farming and cooking.  Although poverty, discomfort and sacrifice characterized those early years, abundant joy was also present, through their loving care.

      While Father Baker was the architect, builder, and administrator of the institutions, the sisters were the backbone and oversaw the day-to-day operations, including training and supervising nurses in the hospital.  Truly, Father Baker knew the Institutions could not have survived without their dedication.

     In honor of the long-lasting and immeasurable contributions made by the Sisters of Saint Joseph to Our Lady of Victory Institutions, please sponsor a Sister that will allow one of the Sisters to attend the 37th Annual Friends of Father Baker Reception and be recognized for their ministry of helping others.  This small act of kindness is in gratitude for the 160 years the Sisters of Saint Joseph have devoted to St. Joseph's Orphan Asylum, St. John's Protectory, the Infant Home, the Maternity Hospital, and most recently the OLV Elementary School.

     To purchase a ticket for a Sister to attend, please click here.  

     If you would like to leave a message of appreciation for a Sister, please click here.