Feast Day of St Joseph at the Manor

Each year, Josephites gather on March 19 to remember their patron saint and to share in their ministry. This year, Josephite priests, brothers, seminarians and visitors congregated in the magnificent chapel at St. Joseph’s Manor in Baltimore. The celebration was led by Principal Celebrant William E. Lori, archbishop of Baltimore, who is no stranger to the Josephites, having served at two Josephite parishes in the Archdiocese of Washington.

In his homily, Archbishop Lori gave thanks to God and celebrated the outstanding work the Josephites have continuously done in the African American community. After Mass, the congregation processed out but the celebration continued.

A Feast Day lunch was served and the Josephites thanked Archbishop Lori for his presence and support. Complete with cupcakes that featured a statue of St. Joseph, the Feast Day lunch capped off a festive day of thanksgiving to the protector of the Holy Family – the first missionary and the patron saint of the Josephites – Good Saint Joseph.



Happy Easter!

Father William Norvel, SSJ sends you a warm Easter greeting. This Easter, we have much to celebrate, especially YOU! Thank you for your faithfulness, support, and commitment to the Josephites.

‘Walk for the Hungry’ A Huge Success

st-aug-school-walk-for-hungryBy Father Tony Ricard
St. Augustine High School’s participation in the 2015 Walk for the Hungry was an overwhelming success. I am happy to report that 245 members of the Purple Nation participated in the Walk.

The Walk took place on Saturday, March 7, 2015. It followed a four-miles route through uptown New Orleans.

The Walk for the Hungry is sponsored by Bread for the World. The walk is designed to help raise funds to support efforts in our region to provide food for those in need.

Every facet of the Purple Nation was present for the Walk: students, parents, siblings, grandparents, administration, faculty, staff and alumni.

The Marching 100 played for the opening and the closing of the Walk. Our students also led the Opening Prayer Service.

We should all be proud of how well “We Showed Up and Showed Out!”

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Feast of Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph was called by God to be the protector of the Holy Family here on Earth.  Even when it wasn’t easy, the foster father of Jesus remained a steadfast servant and loved Jesus as his own.  Each year on March 19, we Josephites celebrate our patron and our protector.

Father Norvel, Superior General of the Josephites talks about the importance of the Feast of Saint Joseph and all that the Josephites have to celebrate this Feast Day of our patron.

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Josephites in Ministry

The changing and challenging culture of a Josephite means our Parish leaders are an integral facet of our society. Help to keep our Josephites sharp as they continue their education to better prepare for the world before them.