WINSLOW — The Sisters of St. Joseph of Lyon at the St. Joseph Center, located at 80 Garland Road, is offering a variety of programs.

The Let’s Connect technology workshop teaches people 55 and older to safely use technology in daily life, according to Toni Marie Fredette, director of technology for the Sisters.

“On the third Tuesday of the month from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m., participants can come once or more and learn about dealing with malicious emails, web browsing, using video conferencing to connect with family and friends, online shopping, and much more,” Fredette said, according to a news release from Dave Guthro, communications director, Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland.

Those interested in attending can call 207-873-4512.

Other offerings at the center aim to provide education, support, and comfort year-round:

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 via Zoom on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

For more information or to join the group, email

Saint Joseph’s Sanctuary

The Sisters host free educational events to teach new ways to care for the earth. The group meets on the fourth Saturday of each month for a skill-sharing workshop from 10 a.m. to noon, at which people can learn permaculture techniques good for the earth and all creatures. To learn more and hear about upcoming workshops, email or call 207-873-4512.

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 on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. To participate, if one has any questions about this compassionate and confidential ministry, or if one would rather set up an individual meeting, email


Gospel Reflection

The Sisters host a Gospel reflection group at the center each Monday morning at 10 a.m. to share in prayer and reflect upon the Sunday’s Gospel reading; no registration is necessary.

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


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