Be a Man

Start a St. Joseph Society chapter and bring the regenerative power of virtue to the men of your parish through the example and intercession of St. Joseph.

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Men need brotherhood and a rule of life.  An isolated and undisciplined man cannot be the force for good for his family or community. He cannot be the man God is calling him to be.

The mission of the St. Joseph Society is to partner with priests to guide their men through the three ways of the interior life and transform their parish.   

Rooted in a strong community of likeminded men, a man of the St. Joseph Society becomes a force for good by devoting himself to living a life of virtue and holiness as an offering to Christ our Lord.   

St. Joseph Boot Camp

9 Month Crash Course to Initiate Men into the St. Joseph Society

St. Joseph Boot Camp

Forming Men

Men have been missing in our parishes. To restore our parishes and communities we must restore men as leaders in their families, parish, and community. 

The St. Joseph Boot Camp is a nine-month program designed to help priests:

  • Exercise their spiritual fatherhood and build relationships with the men of their parish.
  • Show men concrete ways to practice their faith, form good habits, and live a rule of life. 
  • Develop Catholic friendship and fraternity among men. 
  • Build up men as leaders of their parish.
  • Establish a spiritual legacy that will last generations. 

The program consists of monthly meetings where you will pray a decade of the rosary with your men, teach an element of the faith and challenge them to develop a new habit, such as praying a Morning Offering.  These meetings will be supplemented by weekly podcasts that explore the monthly theme in more depth. After nine months your men will not only have a deeper knowledge of the faith, but also habits to make their Catholic faith tangible and shareable as they enter into the purgative way.

“The St Joseph boot camp has vivified the faith of the participants. Its structure allows the program to run itself, and so it doesn’t take a lot of preparation work for me. I only devote a few minutes each month to actual meeting prep. The transformation that it has effected, however, has been profound. One man’s wife, for example, wrote me a letter thanking me and saying that never in her wildest dreams did she ever think her husbands faith could become so strong.” – Fr. Henry


Running a St. Joseph Boot Camp

A St. Joseph Boot Camp consists of 9 monthly meetings.  In these meetings you will pray a decade of the rosary with your men, teach an element of the faith and challenge them to develop a new habit, such as praying a Morning Offering.  These meetings will be supplemented by weekly podcasts that explore the monthly theme in more depth. After nine months your men will not only have a deeper knowledge of the faith, but also habits to make their Catholic faith tangible and shareable as they enter into the purgative way.

Monthly Topics

• September – Who is Jesus?
• October – Mary, Our Blessed Mother
• November – Soldier of Christ (The Real Presence)
• December – Christ’s Love for Us (Incarnation, Eucharist, and Redemption)
• January – Domestic Church
• February – Sin and Grace
• March – The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
• April – The Purpose of the Church
• May – The Three Ways of the Interior Life

Monthly Meetings

September

Topic: Who is Jesus?
Challenge: The First 15 – Morning Offering

October

Topic: Mary, Our Blessed Mother
Challenge: Call Your Mother – Decade of the Rosary
Liturgical: Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

November

Topic: Soldier of Christ (Real Presence)
Challenge: Knights Before the King – Genuflect with Your Eyes, Mind, Heart and Body
Liturgical: Feast of Christ the King

December

Topic: Christ’s Love for Us (Incarnation, Eucharist and Redemption)
Challenge: O Come Let Us Adore Him – Go to Exposition
Liturgical: Christmas

January

Topic: Domestic Church
Challenge: Man of the House – Lead a Family Devotion (Epiphany house blessing)
Liturgical: The Feast of the Holy Family

February

Topic: Sin and Grace
Challenge: Confess to Christ – Nightly Recollection and Monthly Confession
Liturgical: Lent

March

Topic: The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Challenge: Place Ourselves on the Cross – See the Mass as Prayer
Liturgical: The Triduum

April

Topic: The Purpose of the Church
Challenge: Formed by the Church – Spiritual Reading
Liturgical: Easter – Pentecost

May

Topic: The 3 Ways of the Interior Life
Challenge: To the Battlefield/Backbone of the Parish – Join SJS in Praying the Memorae to St. Joseph Daily
Liturgical: Pentecost

“I’m not about programs, but this is different. St. Joseph bootcamp was exactly what I was looking for—enough structure to create a culture of habits and consistency with enough freedom to adapt to particular circumstances. I think most men feel lost in their spiritual lives because no one ever coached them through it. Women are usually more intuitive and so many women become the de facto leaders of faith. St. Joseph bootcamp is finally a resource to equip these men to become spiritual leaders, to put tools in their tool belts. Our chapter has met a handful of times so far, and already the growth and fruits are visible. I’m grateful to the St. Joseph Society for equipping me as a priest to equip these men to become the fathers God is calling them to be.” – Fr. Jacob

“Having structured content and a methodology for growth in holiness made the St. Joseph Boot Camp both simple and impactful. After personally inviting the men in my parish in whom I saw potential and a real desire for holiness, the only thing left to do was walk with them in forming strong habits that fortify their families and, in turn, the parish. I enjoyed working with them through the boot camp from start to finish.” – Fr. Alex

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