The Josephites

The St. Joseph Society of the Sacred Heart (The Josephites) is a congregation of priests and brothers whose exclusive mission is to serve the African-American community. Founded after the Civil War to minister to newly freed slaves, the organization has served the African American community since 1871. The Society supports in parishes and special ministries, spanning across the East and West Coast.

The Josephite Society of the Sacred Heart is an interracial, intercultural community of priests and brothers who work to advance the teachings of the Church in the African American community. The Society is the only community of men in the American Catholic Church that is engaged exclusively in this particular ministry

Most Josephites work and live in parish settings, with goals of developing warm, welcoming parishes through vibrant worship, solid Catholic teaching and ministries that speak to the needs of the faith communities.

Thank you for your support, encouragement and prayers. We Josephites give thanks for all who provide the financial resources needed for Josephites to serve the African American community. With God’s grace and your help, we will continue serving in the African American community for many more years to come.


The Josephite Pastoral Center is your one-stop for African-American Catholic Resources. We have books, cds, dvds, cards, calendars, materials and so much more. Perfect for your parish or individual needs. Visit us today!
Josephite Pastoral Center


It is only through the continued support of donors like you, that the Josephites are able to carry out their unique mission of service to the African-American community. Please consider donating to one or more of our causes today. Thank you for your generosity. Donate now!