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Josephite Priests and Brothers

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St. Joseph’s 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.

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The Josephites, officially known as St. Joseph's Society of the Sacred Heart, are dedicated to serving the African American community through the proclamation of the Gospel and personal witness. Their mission focuses on sacramental, educational, and pastoral ministry, as well as social justice and service to those in need.

Ministry Work
The Josephites operate parishes, schools, and special ministries to support the African American Catholic community. Their work includes providing pastoral care, education, and social services, focusing on evangelization and advocacy for social justice. They also run the Josephite Pastoral Center, which offers educational and spiritual resources.

Daily Life and Mission
Daily life for the Josephites revolves around communal prayer, personal reflection, and active ministry. They gather for the Liturgy of the Hours, daily Mass, and other communal prayers, fostering a deep spiritual connection. Their mission emphasizes living out the Gospel through acts of service, education, and advocacy for justice and peace, with a special focus on supporting the African American community.

Vision and Goals
The Josephites aim to foster spiritual growth, education, and social justice within the African American community. Through their diverse ministries, they strive to transform lives and communities, promoting the values of the Gospel. Their dedication to prayer, community life, and service ensures they remain a vibrant source of inspiration and support, working tirelessly towards a more just and compassionate world.

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