WINSLOW — The Sisters of St. Joseph of Lyon plans to offer free monthly technology workshops for anyone older than 55.

The workshops will run from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. starting Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the St. Joseph Center on 80 Garland Road, according to a news release from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland.

The workshops are focused on safely using technology in daily lives: dealing with malicious emails, web browsing, using video conferencing to connect with family and friends, online shopping, and more.

No experience is necessary. To register or for more information, call 207-873-4512 or email [email protected].

This is one of the many helpful initiatives currently being offered at the center. Others include:

Rose’s Room


Rose’s Room is a monthly, nonsectarian support group for those with a loved one in prison or jail. The group meets via Zoom at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. To participate, ask questions, or set up an individual meeting, email [email protected].

Becoming a Welcoming Community

This group seeks to reach out to LGBT+ persons and their loved ones, per the call of the U.S. bishops in their statement “Always our Children.” Participants are welcomed with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. There are in-person opportunities to meet, but a monthly meeting is held at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom on the third Monday of each month. For more information or to join the group, email [email protected].

80 Garland Road Group

Inspired by Pope Francis encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si,’ the Sisters host free educational events to teach new ways to care for the earth as well as sustain and share the four acres of land on which the center sits. The partnership includes the Winslow Agricultural Commission, Mid-Maine Permaculture, Kennebec/Messalonskee Trails, and the Sisters. The group meets from 10 a.m. to noon on the fourth Saturday of each month for a skill-sharing workshop learning permaculture techniques. To learn more or to register, email [email protected] or call 207-873-4512.

Gospel Reflection


The Sisters host a Gospel reflection group from 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays at the center to share in prayer and reflect upon the Sunday’s Gospel reading.

“The words of our mission statement are ‘Loving God and Neighbor Without Distinction,’” said Sister Judy Donovan. “We generally point to those words on the wall and briefly explain them whenever we host a new group or workshop at the center.”

To learn more about the Sisters’ work and events and ministries at the center, visit


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