Year of St. Joseph

The greatness of Saint Joseph is that he was the spouse of Mary and the father of Jesus. In this way, he placed himself, in the words of Saint John Chrysostom, “at the service of the entire plan of salvation”.


-Pope Francis Patris Corde



The Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary

Friday, March 19

Mass times: 8:30 AM & 6:30 PM


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Local Temporary Shrines During the Year of St. Joseph

Archbishop Schnurr has designated the following parishes to serve as temporary shrines during the Year of St. Joseph: St. Joseph, North Bend; St. Joseph, Dayton; and St. Joseph, Wapakoneta. A pious visit to one of these churches during this holy year is an occasion for receiving a plenary indulgence for those who recite an Our Father and the Creed, along with fulfillment of the other requirements for obtaining an indulgence (prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father, sacramental confession, and reception of Holy Communion). Please visit the parishes’ websites to see church visiting hours and any possible devotional activities:;; (Wapakoneta).

Monthly Holy Hour at St. Max

Beginning on March 11 and continuing throughout the remainder of the year, every second Thursday of the month we will have a Holy Hour beginning at 6:00 PM with Adoration and Benediction, as well as a special reflection on the life and example of St. Joseph offered by Fr. Jim Riehle or Fr. Simon Peter.

Prayer for the Year of St. Joseph

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.

Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage,
and defend us from every evil.