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!