Saint Joseph Parish

Father Tom welcomes the SJS students, faculty, staff, and the parish staff to the blessing of the land and Greenhouse.

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FR MICHAEL SCANLAN - 1931-2017

Father Michael died on January 7, 2017, after an extended illness. Father Michael became president of the College of Steubenville in 1974. Over the next 26 years, he transformed the College into Franciscan University of Steubenville and gained for it a worldwide reputation for both excellence in academics and its passionate Catholic faith environment.

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NEW PRESIDENT

California rang out over a festive crowd gathered for the Installation of the eighth President of the Franciscan School of Theology, Fr. Michael J. Higgins, TOR.

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  • Deaconate Ordination 2016

    Deaconate Ordination 2016

    On Saturday, November 5, 2016 two friars of the Third Order Regular Franciscans, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus were ordained to the Deaconate.  The Ordination ceremony took place at Saint Francis Friary in Loretto, Pennsylvania.  Most Rev. Mark Bartchak, Bishop of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown was the ordaining bishop.

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  • Father Andre Strittmatter - 1933-2017

    Father Andre Strittmatter - 1933-2017

    Father Andre Strittmatter died on January 2, 2017 at Garvey Manor in Hollidaysburg, PA., at the age of 83.  Visitation will take place on Friday, January 6, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. followed by a Wake Service at 7:00 p.m. in the Saint Francis Friary Chapel, Loretto, Pennsylvania.  Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Saint Francis Friary Chapel, Loretto, Pennsylvania.

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  • Franciscan School of Theology

    Franciscan School of Theology

    Father Michael J. Higgins, TOR will be Inaugurated as the eighth President of the Franciscan School of Theology on Saturday, November 19, 2016.  The ceremony will take place at Old Mission San Luis Rey, Oceanside, CA.

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  • Franciscan University Celebrates Founding

    Franciscan University Celebrates Founding

    STEUBENVILLE, OH—Franciscan University of Steubenville is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its founding and the end of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy with a special novena prayer and a renewal of the University's consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

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  • Postulants Receive the TAU Cross

    Postulants Receive the TAU Cross

    On September 18, 2016 the postulants of the Third Order Regular Franciscans, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus received the TAU cross as they begin their postulant year.

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  • Summer Gathering 2016

    Summer Gathering 2016

    The friars of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus come to  Loretto, Pennsylvania for their annual Province Gathering.

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The form of life of the Brothers and Sisters of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis is this ...

to observe the Holy Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, living in poverty, chastity and obedience.