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Summer Novena 2021

The Heart of St. Joseph

Nine Mondays from June 7 to August 2
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Livestream 12:05 p.m. (click here for website livestream or follow on Facebook (click here)

For nine consecutive Mondays beginning June 7 through August 2, the Shrine continues the church’s celebration of the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of St. Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church.


Schedule: Presenters and Topics

June 7
Fr. Michael Carroll
Pope Francis’s Apostolic Letter:
Patris Corde (With a Father’s Heart)

June 14
Fr. Charles Krieg
Joseph: A Beloved Father

June 21
Fr. John Freund
Joseph: A Tender and Loving Father

June 28
Fr. Charles Krieg
Joseph: An Obedient Father

July 5
Fr. Frank Sacks
Joseph: An Accepting Father

July 12
Deacon James Mahoney
Joseph: A Creatively Courageous Father

July 19
Fr. Timothy Lyons
Joseph: A Working Father

July 26
Fr. John Maher
Joseph: A Father in the Shadows

August 2
Fr. Michael Shea
Joseph: A Vincentian Example for Fruitful Self-giving


Presenters Bios

Fr. Michael Carroll, CM, was born in Philadelphia, PA, and is the Director of the Miraculous Medal Shrine.

Fr. John Freund, CM, was born in New York and works in digital communications for the Eastern Province, the international Vincentian community, and the wider Vincentian Family.

Fr. Charles Krieg, CM, was born in Brooklyn, NY, and is assigned to Pastoral Ministry at St. Vincent’s Seminary.

Fr. Timothy Lyons, CM, was born in Philadelphia; he is the Assistant Superior of the Vincentian Community at St. Vincent’s Seminary in Philadelphia, PA.

Fr. John Maher, CM, is from Maywood, New Jersey. Most recently, he served as the vocations director for the Vincentians of the Eastern Province and will serve as Superior of St. Vincent’s Seminary beginning in June 2021.

Deacon James Mahoney was born in Philadelphia, PA, is an Assistant Director of the Miraculous Medal Shrine, and assigned to St. Athanasius Parish in West Oak Lane.

Fr. Frank Sacks, CM, was born in Coplay, PA, and works as an Associate Director of the Miraculous Medal Shrine.

Fr. Michael Shea, CM, was born in Brooklyn, NY, and he is an Associate Director of the Miraculous Medal Shrine.