"And now abideth faith, hope and charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity."

From the Holy Bible, KJV.

Society of Joseph

It all started more than 60 years ago when a group of 17 men formed the charitable Society of Joseph to help support the Franciscan Missionary Brothers in their work with people in need. Now more than 400 strong, the Society comprises men of all faiths living in surrounding communities, including Eureka, Washington, Pacific and Sullivan. Pictured below is the St. Joseph Grotto at the Black Madonna Shrine.

Each year, the Society of Joseph generates tens of thousands of dollars to help support the Brothers. These funds are raised through annual contributions made by the Society’s friends, individual donations, and an annual raffle. Friends of the Society are asked to contribute about four cents per day – an annual, tax-deductible $125.

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All men are welcome to join the Society – and to experience the fellowship and rewards of charitable work. The Society has an annual dinner which, in 2014, will celebrate more than six decades of compassionate help for the Brothers in their work.

"To help ensure that the Society of Joseph remains viable for years to come, we encourage people in the communities we serve to join this very worthwhile organization," said the director general of the Franciscan Missionary Brothers. "For many years, the support that this group provides to us has been important in our ability to carry out our apostolic endeavors. And, we hope you'll consider becoming a part of the Society.”

 

The Need for Help

Have you ever needed help? It seems we all have at one time or another. And, thankfully, we are often able to find a caring person to

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assist us in some way -- whether it's by lending an ear or lending a helping hand. Just as you've sometimes needed help, many others are in need as well. Men and women of all faiths -- from all walks of life. People who need special care in order to lead their lives amidst the difficulties of illness and old age.

And, that's where the Franciscan Missionary Brothers come into the picture. They've helped thousands of people by providing compassionate, specialized care that meets many of the needs of those they have served.

But, like everyone else, the Brothers need help, too. Ever grateful for the blessings that have been bestowed upon them, the Franciscan Missionary Brothers are fortunate to have the support of kind and generous people like those who belong to the Society of Joseph.

For many, the need for help is ongoing. Such is the case with the people for whom the Brothers provide care on a continuing basis. And, such is the case for the Brothers themselves -- who rely upon the compassion of the hundreds of men who proudly form the Society of Joseph.

It’s appropriate to consider a quotation attributed to Sir Winston Churchill: “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

 

Will you help?

What? The Society of Joseph is an organization comprising men from all walks of life and all faiths. The Society has helped to fill the lives of all they touch with hope, consolation and love.

Why? To give aid and comfort to others is not only a responsibility of all Christians, it is a privilege. Through the Society, you can assist the Franciscan Missionary Brothers in their charitable work and service.

Who? You – and thoughtful, compassionate people like you – throughout the greater St. Louis area. The scores of the Society’s friends attest to the worthiness of this organization and its mission.

When? Yesterday is the past; tomorrow is the future. The only time you can act is in the present. Please consider contacting us today and becoming a friend of the Society that helps so many.

How? Just let us know you'd like to join. We'll be happy to provide you with all of the information you need.

Where? From your home or office: email us at SocietyofJosephFMB@gmail.com or call at 636.938.5361. We look forward to
hearing from you!

 

 

Society of Joseph Mission Statement

The Society’s purpose is to help support the continuing work of the Franciscan Missionary Brothers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Through this support, the Society also fulfills a pivotal role in preserving and building upon the Brothers’ robust legacy, which has evolved and grown through decades of wide-ranging and tireless efforts.

It provides assistance to the Brothers’ apostolic endeavors including the Black Madonna Shrine and Grottos and supporting the needs of nursing home residents and those afflicted with HIV and other disenfranchised people.

 

 

The Franciscan Missionary Brothers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

People Caring for People®

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

–– Sir Winston Churchill

The Society of Joseph

It all started more than 60 years ago when a group of 17 men formed the charitable Society of Joseph to help support the Franciscan Missionary Brothers in their work with people in need. Now more than 400 strong, the Society comprises men of all faiths living in surrounding communities, including Eureka, Washington, Pacific and Sullivan. Pictured below is the St. Joseph Grotto at the Black Madonna Shrine.

Each year, the Society of Joseph generates tens of thousands of dollars to help support the Brothers. These funds are raised through annual contributions made by the Society’s friends, individual donations, and an annual raffle. Friends of the Society are asked to contribute about four cents per day – an annual, tax-deductible $125.

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All men are welcome to join the Society – to make a thoughtful committment--and to experience the fellowship and rewards of charitable work. The Society has an annual dinner which celebrates more than six decades of compassionate help for the Brothers in their work.

"To help ensure that the Society of Joseph remains viable for years to come, we encourage people in the communities we serve to join this very worthwhile organization," said the director general of the Franciscan Missionary Brothers. "For many years, the support that this group provides to us has been important in our ability to carry out our apostolic endeavors. And, we hope you'll consider becoming a part of the Society.”

 

The Need for Help

Have you ever needed help? It seems we all have at one time or another. And, thankfully, we are often able to find a caring person to

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assist us in some way -- whether it's by lending an ear or lending a helping hand. Just as you've sometimes needed help, many others are in need as well. Men and women of all faiths -- from all walks of life. People who need special care in order to lead their lives amidst the difficulties of illness and old age.

And, that's where the Franciscan Missionary Brothers come into the picture. They've helped thousands of people by providing compassionate, specialized care that meets many of the needs of those they have served.

But, like everyone else, the Brothers need help, too. Ever grateful for the blessings that have been bestowed upon them, the Franciscan Missionary Brothers are fortunate to have the support of kind and generous people like those who belong to the Society of Joseph.

For many, the need for help is ongoing. Such is the case with the people for whom the Brothers provide care on a continuing basis. And, such is the case for the Brothers themselves -- who rely upon the compassion of the hundreds of men who proudly form the Society of Joseph.

 

 

Will you help?

What? The Society of Joseph is an organization comprising men from all walks of life and all faiths. The Society has helped to fill the lives of all they touch with hope, consolation and love.

Why? To give aid and comfort to others is not only a responsibility of all Christians, it is a privilege. Through the Society, you can assist the Franciscan Missionary Brothers in their charitable work and service.

Who? You – and thoughtful, compassionate people like you – throughout the greater St. Louis area. The scores of the Society’s friends attest to the worthiness of this organization and its mission.

When? Yesterday is the past; tomorrow is the future. The only time you can act is in the present. Please consider contacting us today and becoming a friend of the Society that helps so many.

How? Just let us know you'd like to join. We'll be happy to provide you with all of the information you need.

Where? From your home or office: email us at SocietyofJosephFMB@gmail.com or call at 636.938.5361. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

Society of Joseph Mission Statement

The Society’s purpose is to help support the continuing work of the Franciscan Missionary Brothers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Through this support, the Society also fulfills a pivotal role in preserving and building upon the Brothers’ robust legacy, which has evolved and grown through decades of wide-ranging and tireless efforts.

It provides assistance to the Brothers’ apostolic endeavors including the Black Madonna Shrine and Grottos and supporting the needs of nursing home residents and those afflicted with HIV and other disenfranchised people.

The Society of Joseph, a men's group, has a companion organization comprising women. Information on the Society of Josephines can be found on this website by clicking here.

 

 

 

The Franciscan Missionary Brothers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

People Caring for People®

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