IRONDALE, Ala. – Father Joseph Mary Wolfe, MFVA celebrated his silver jubilee of ordination to the Sacred Priesthood of Jesus Christ today, June 11, 2018.

Celebration festivities began on Sunday, July 10th with a solemn Mass and reception at the Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama. On the day of his anniversary he celebrated the EWTN televised Mass. During the homily he thanked his family, the Community, and the viewers for helping him preserver these past twenty-five years. He also shared some profound thoughts on the Eucharist and encouraged young men to pursue a vocation. Father Mark Mary, the Community Servant offered kind fraternal thoughts about Fr. Joseph before the final blessing. Diane, his sister and a few of his cousins were present for his anniversary celebrations.

Father was ordained at the Cathedral of St. Paul in Birmingham, AL. by Bishop Raymond Boland. From then on he has charitably, faithfully and loyally served God as a friar in the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal. He sacrificially contributes his time and talents to the building of the Community and EWTN. The Friars have a great affection for him. He is considered as a big brother to them. He is an exceptional example to his younger confreres of prayer, long suffering and perseverance.

The Friars are grateful to God, St. Francis and the Blessed Mother for Fr. Joseph. He is truly a gift and blessing to their Community, EWTN and the Church. Congratulations Fr. Joseph!

5 thoughts on “Fr. Joseph Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Priesthood Ordination

  1. Father Joseph,
    I enjoy every program you are hosting or a guest on EWTN. You are sincere, humble and take great joy in celebrating Mass. Your quiet voice and calm manner gives me great solace and a better understanding of listening. I have learned so much from you and all at EWTN. God Bless You and know you are prayed for daily. I found EWTN when I was in a very difficult part of my life.

  2. I am not sure if I am repeating this message because I may have done it wrong. I merely want to thank you for all your kindness, love and ability to simplify so much for me. I only recently even heard of EWTN, and it is invaluable to me. The network, and you, in your humble down-to-Earth manner have entered my life at a very difficult time. I thank you for sharing your beautiful trust in God. Yourvwuiet voice has made me a better listener. God Bless You and May He keep you safe in the palm of His hand.

  3. Greetings n Congrats to Fr. Joseph Mary from India.

    May silver turn to gold. God Bless you, wishing you good health and peace,
    joy and happiness to serve our good Lord in His vineyard.
    Thank you for ministering to us through EWTN.
    With many blessings.

  4. Dear Father Joseph Mary,
    The Homily you gave on EWTN Daily Mass today (Monday, June 18, 2018), is Message well received. By this I mean, your Message is what my Family needs this day to engage God’s Grace for understanding the Healing power of Forgiveness.
    The beauty of your Message is the gentle reminder that “we are called to Acts of Love, not Acts of Vengeance” (pls., forgive any misquote).
    Thank you and all at EWTN who have been praying for my Sister and my Family since last week Friday.
    Utmost Gratitude,
    Patricia

  5. Is it possible to obtain a written copy of Father Joseph’s homily from June 18, 2018? I would really love to read it to my husband and have a copy to refer back to. It was one of the best homily’s I have ever heard! Thanks so much and God Bless.

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