Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus

The Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus, a young and flourishing religious community, have sent some of their sisters to serve at our parish and at Holy Family in St. Louis Park. They are currently living in the rectory at our St. Joseph Campus, while remodeling our convent building and working in both parishes. 

The Handmaids community was founded in New Ulm 13 years ago. Their charism is "to live in imitation of Mary as handmaid, virgin, bride and mother in the diocesan life of the Church, carrying out the New Evangelization in parishes."

Sr. Anna & Sr. Margaret Joy have been assigned to work full-time at St. Gabriel. Sr. Mary Pieta & Sr. Mary Elizabeth have been assigned to work at Holy Family.

Help the Handmaids in Hopkins

Helpful Items to Donate

Cloth Napkins

Laundry Baskets


Black Laundry Markers

Plastic tubs for Dishes (something like this)


The Handmaids are now living in the newly renovated St. Gabriel's Convent at:

10 13th Avenue South

Hopkins, MN  55343

(952) 234-1787

To donate items to the Handmaids, you may come to the front door of the convent.

Or, if you are having something shipped to the sisters, you may have it addressed to: 

Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus

10 13th Ave. South

Hopkins, MN 55343

Donate to the Handmaids

Our Online Giving program now includes being able to make donations to the Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus. It is located under the “Gifts to Others” section. You can make a one-time gift or a recurring gift. These donations will go directly to the Handmaids to support their needs. Click the "Make a Donation" button below to make an online gift to the Handmaids.