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Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

You can help parishioners who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey when it devastated Houston and southeast Texas.

2018 Josephite African-American History and Heritage Calendar

The Josephite Calendar is an evangelistic and educational tool as well as an excellent resource for important dates and events. Celebrate and learn about African-American history and heritage everyday of the year.

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Thank you for subscribing to The Josephite Harvest. As a reader, you are supporting Catholic ministry in the African American community. We are now asking you to renew your subscription.

For nearly 150 years, we Josephite priests and brothers have been serving in the African American community. We have a proud history that started shortly after the Civil War. From the East Coast to the West Coast, we are serving in parishes and schools and special ministries.

Why should you renew your subscription to The Josephite Harvest?

The Josephite Harvest is the oldest Catholic mission magazine in continuous publication in the United States. Established in 1888, the The Josephite Harvest is published quarterly to keep its readers current and aware of the work in the Josephite apostolate. The Josephite Harvest:

  • Encourages devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and our patron, St. Joseph.
  • Fosters racial and cultural understanding and reconciliation.
  • Makes known the achievements of African Americans influenced by the Catholic Faith.
  • Recognizes the labors of clergy and lay persons evangelizing African Americans.

You can renew now for the incredibly low price of $10.

By renewing now, you help promote the evangelizing ministry of St. Joseph’s Society of the Sacred Heart.
Your subscription continues an enduring bond with Josephite benefactors and friends who support
African American ministry
. When you subscribe you are united with more than 100,000 Josephite Harvest readers.

Stay connected to the Josephite mission and the African American community.
Thank you for renewing your subscription to The Josephite Harvest today.

Yours in Christ,

Father Michael Thompson, SSJ
Superior General & Publisher

The Josephite Pastoral Center

The Josephite Pastoral Center provides resources and services fostering positive attitudes and appreciation toward race, particularly blackness. Our goal is to make concrete what Pope Paul VI stated, “The gift of blackness must enrich the Church.”

It has been our experience that not only is there a need to appreciate blackness, but understanding and appreciation of all diversity is crucial so that the true pluralism of society can be celebrated and the richness of creation recognized.

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The Josephites are dedicated to work, live, give and share – in the African American community – all that God has taught through His Church and the life of his Son, Jesus Christ. We need your support to continue this important mission. Please consider donating to the Josephites today.

The Winter Harvest is here!


Open this edition of The Harvest to follow the Christmas journey.

Take a look at the Josephite archives on display in the National Museum of African American History in Washington, D.C.

“My sense of the value of the Josephites’ service to the church goes way back.” Hear Cardinal Daniel DiNardo’s long history with our society.

Click here to read the full issue of the Josephite Harvest.

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The Josephites now have new phone numbers and a new address! Please update your records!

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A Call to Prayer and Action

Statement by the National Black Catholic Congress (NBCC)

Baltimore, 13 July 2016: The National Black Catholic Congress (NBCC) joins the nation in mourning over the tragedies in Baton Rouge, the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area, and Dallas last week. As we commend to the Lord those who have died, we pray for the consolation of all who are grieving.

It is important for Black Catholics to contribute to the ongoing national conversation about the underlying issues which have existed for too long. These issues include racism, inequality, poverty, and violence. During this Jubilee Year of Mercy, we must be signs of God’s love which promotes justice. Justice promotes right relationships, which includes upholding the dignity of human life.

The NBCC invites Black Catholics and all people of good will to join in a time of prayer and action. We believe in the power of prayer. We also believe that we must cooperate with how God will answer our prayers. HENCE, THE NBCC ASKS YOU TO JOIN US IN OFFERING THIS PRAYER FROM MONDAY, JULY 18TH TO MONDAY, AUGUST 15TH:
O God, who gave one origin to all peoples
and willed to gather from them one family for yourself,
fill all hearts, we pray, with the fire of your love
and kindle in them a desire
for the just advancement of their neighbor,
that, through the good things which you richly bestow upon all,
each human person may be brought to perfection,
every division may be removed,
and equity and justice may be established in human society.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. 
– Collect, Votive Mass for the Progress of Peoples,
The Roman Missal

In addition, Friday is a day of penance for Catholics throughout the year. During this same period, we invite Black Catholics to make a sacrifice of your choosing on Fridays to accompany our prayers for justice with acts of reparation.

National Black Catholic Congress, Inc. July 13, 2016

Read the Summer Harvest!

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In this issue of The Harvest, we celebrate 10 Josephite Jubilarians and their 375 years of service.

Review the success of this year’s Josephite Pastoral Center’s National Black Catholic Convocation.

“We also know that violence, just like other diseases, can be interrupted, can be prevented and can be treated.” A Baltimore Josephite parish reduces gun violence by becoming the new site of Safe Streets Baltimore.

A great ‘thank you’ to all of our donors. See which states are home to Josephite donors, and how you can make contributions.

Click here to read the full issue of the Josephite Harvest.

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