Interested in Joining Us?

 

Is your heart longing for God? Are you searching for a life of dedication and meaning? Are you looking for a place to give your love? Are you yearning to serve the needs of God’s people? Are you hungering to share life, prayer, conversation, energy and resources with others who have the same desires?  We encourage you to explore life among the IHM Sisters on this web site.

We are a community of Catholic Women Religious, known as the IHM Sisters, who believe that, in the eyes of God, every person is worthy of love.  For more than 170 years, thousands of women have joined us to witness with their lives the unconditional love that God has for people and for our precious earth inhabited by those people. We are rooted in God and in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Like Jesus, our Redeemer, we love God’s people and we stand with them celebrating their joys and hopes and tending to their anxieties, their griefs, and their pressing needs. We invite you to consider standing together with us as we courageously commitment ourselves to joyful, loving, hospitable and self emptying service as Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.   Read our vocation stories and enter into the hearts of IHM Sisters of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Getting to know us



The IHM Congregation offers a variety of to get to know us including events, evenings of prayer, retreats, and service trips. You may wish to become a permanent member, and IHM Associate, a volunteer at one of our sponsored ministries, a benefactor or a support person who is interested in the unfolding of our story.

Permanent Membership as an IHM Sister: Explore our Vocation discernment process and Incorporation program.

 IHM Associate Relationship: Read about our circles of grace and the process of Associate Relationship.

IHM Volunteer: See the list of IHM sponsored institutions and consider giving time to one of those institutions or helping an individual IHM in her ministry.

IHM Benefactor: Consider supporting the mission and ministry of the IHM Sisters with your financial or creative resources.

IHM Support Person: Become a person who supports the IHM Sisters through prayer, personal interest, and encouragement, as well as by praying with our Advent and Lenten reflection books, reading our newspaper Journey and our development publication Connection.

 

Director of Vocations
Sr. Mindy Welding
IHM Center
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509
Phone: 570-346-5414
Email: weldingm@sistersofihm.org

Director of Formation
Sr. Kathryn Kurdziel
IHM Center
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509
Phone: 570-330-8621
Email: kurdzielk@sistersofihm.org

  Director of IHM Associate Relationship
Jane O'Neill
IHM Center
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509
Phone: 570-963-2480
Email: oneillj@sistersofihm.org
   





Women are invited to explore the wonderful life of the Sisters of IHM. Sisters Rachel, Donna and Maryalice share their stories with you through this short video. If God is tugging on your heart, think about taking the next step to learn more about becoming an IHM Sister. Ours truly is a wonderful life. Call or write to Sister Mindy Welding, Director of Vocations at 570-570-346-5414 or weldingm@sistersofihm.org.