St. Joseph- A Pilgrimage
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St. Joseph- A Pilgrimage

Last Saturday a small group assembled in the former college cemetery in Mill Hill to celebrate the feast of St Joseph, they were accompanied by Fr Phillip Baptiste who is the Director for “Mission Together” in Westminster Diocese. He was joined by two parish Priests from the locality and led the ensemble in prayer reciting the rosary whilst…

Mbikko, Uganda: Celebrating Saint Joseph
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Mbikko, Uganda: Celebrating Saint Joseph

Saturday March 19th, Solemnity of St Joseph our principal Patron, Mill Hill Missionaries from around central Uganda gathered at St Karoli Lwanga  Mbikko Parish to celebrate together. During the event we celebrated the lives of two gallant missionaries who had worked tirelessly in East Africa and both died within 24hours; Fr Christy Fox who was…

Philippines: Colourful Celebration of Feast of Saint Joseph
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Philippines: Colourful Celebration of Feast of Saint Joseph

Today for the first time after the Pandemic we had a colorful celebration of the Feast of St. Joseph graced with the Temporary Oath taking of Rey Conde and the renewal of Oath by Glenn Flores. The celebration was well attended by at least 400 friends from around and from parishes where Mill Hill Missionaries…

Hans Burgman MHM: Saint Joseph Revisited
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Hans Burgman MHM: Saint Joseph Revisited

Our image of Saint Joseph, our patron, needs refurbishing. For many he is just a silent background figure, bodyguard of Mary and Jesus, breadwinner, obedient and accommodating. And a dreamer. But “Joseph’s influence on his son may have been more important than we have recognised”, Jose Pagola says in his celebrated book JESUS (pg. 67…

Luanda, Kenya: Saint Joseph’s Day Anticipated
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Luanda, Kenya: Saint Joseph’s Day Anticipated

St Joseph’s day at Luanda It was to be celebrated on 19th March which is Saturday but due to the upcoming installation of the Archbishop of Kisumu the same day, we decided to celebrate on Wednesday 16th March 2022. The Mill Hill communities of Kisumu and Luanda were coming together as the ‘western cluster’ to…

National Novena to Saint Joseph: Livestreamed Masses
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National Novena to Saint Joseph: Livestreamed Masses

“For the first time, our Novena Masses will be available to view on Zoom, via the St. Joseph’s Parish website, https://stjosephsparish.co.uk/. These are the Mass times: Thursday 10th toFriday 11th March – 7:30 pm Saturday 12thMarch – 10:00 am Sunday 13th March– 11:00 am Monday 14th toThursday 18th March – 7:30 pm You can also access…

Saint Joseph Patron of a Good Death- Pope Francis
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Saint Joseph Patron of a Good Death- Pope Francis

Catechesis on Saint Joseph: 11. Saint Joseph, patron of the good death. Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! In last week’s catechesis, again inspired by Saint Joseph, we reflected on the meaning of the communion of saints. And leading on from this, today I would like to explore the special devotion the Christian people have always…

St. Joseph: An Unexpected USA – Uganda Connection
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St. Joseph: An Unexpected USA – Uganda Connection

When Daniel Campbell saw an email in his inbox last spring from Soroti, Uganda, his first thought was: Am I being scammed? Campbell, who directs Denver’s St. John Vianney Seminary Lay Division, had recently announced plans to teach a six-week online course that summer on St. Joseph.  The email in question was, purportedly, from a…

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Pope Francis: St. Joseph’s Hidden Presence

CATECHESIS Catechesis on Saint Joseph – 2. Saint Joseph in salvation history Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! Last Wednesday we began a cycle of catecheses on Saint Joseph – the year dedicated to him is coming to an end. Today we will continue this journey, focusing on his role in salvation history. Jesus in the Gospels…

Pope Francis: St Joseph’s Perspective from the Margins
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Pope Francis: St Joseph’s Perspective from the Margins

On 8 December 1870, Blessed Pius IX proclaimed Saint Joseph Patron of the Universal Church. One hundred and fifty years on from that event, we are living a special year dedicated to Saint Joseph, and in the Apostolic Letter Patris corde, I gathered together some reflections on him. Never like before, today, in this time…

Following Saint Joseph with Teresa of Avila
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Following Saint Joseph with Teresa of Avila

Since Pope Francis declared that the year 2021 would be dedicated to St Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, there has been a surge of interest in how this great saint can help us grow in the spiritual life. St Teresa of Avila did much to popularise devotion to St Joseph, for whom she had…