Our Mission

The Josephite Mission Statement

The Society of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart, The Josephites, a religious community of Catholic Priests and Brothers, is committed to serving the African American community through the proclamation of the Gospel and our personal witness. Our commitment is expressed through sacramental, educational and pastoral ministry, service to those in need, and working for social justice.

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.

The Josephite Pastoral Center is the educational and research arm of the Josephite Society. It offers African American-oriented publications, videos, calendars and service development programs.

Single Catholic men of all races and ages are invited to consider becoming involved with this vital ministry. Learn more!