Celebrating the Feast day of St. Joseph and Father Joseph Walijewski’s legacy

Celebrating the Feast day of St. Joseph and Father Joseph Walijewski’s legacy

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A religious education class in Chesterton, IN decorated an Altar with a crucifix from the holy land, a photo of Fr. Joe and an icon painted by a priest from the Diocese of LaCrosse. With handmade rosaries in Peru, they offered prayers to Fr. Joe and learned more about his mission.

On March 19th, friends and family from the Diocese of La Crosse gathered around the world to celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph and Father Joseph Walijewski’s legacy. Twelve public St. Joseph’s Table’s events were held as various others came together in their homes to pay tribute to St. Joseph and honor Padre Jose’s life with inspirational stories and prayer.

Blessed Sacrament Parish celebrated the legacy and mission of Fr. Joe Walijewski with a feast given in thanksgiving for the many blessings that God has bestowed. It was a joyful occasion in which parishioners from Blessed Sacrament as well as other parishes gathered together reminiscing about different encounters with Father Joe and shared stories of his incredibly life.

St. Joseph’s Table is a long-standing Italian tradition ritual meal held on or close to March 19th during the Feast of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary. During this celebration, families and friends come together for hospitality and nurturing in the making of fulfilling promise.

The day has a special significance to Fr. Joe and his family. Father Joe’s Mother once had a dream where she spoke with God that led to a special devotion for St. Joseph. In that dream she hoped for four things: 1. To have a son, 2. That he would be named Joseph, 3. That he would become a priest and 4. That he would open a Parish in honor of St. Joseph. She passed away on March 19th, the Feast of St. Joseph, fulfilling the prophecy.

Thank you to all those who participated this year, we look forward to establishing this tradition for many years to come in Fr. Joe’s honor!

Please help us spread the word and mission of Father Joe Walijewski through your prayers.

To view more photos or receive updates about Father Joe’s Legacy Guild, please visit: https://frjoesguild.org/ or check out our Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/FrJoesGuild/

St Joseph Table Feast Day
The children of Casa Hogar and friends whose lives were directly impacted by Padre Jose celebrated this special meal with a community dinner in Lurin, Peru. The evening commenced with a visit to Padre Jose’s tomb.
The children of Casa Hogar and friends whose lives were directly impacted by Padre Jose celebrated this special meal with a community dinner in Lurin, Peru. The evening commenced with a visit to Padre Jose’s tomb.
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Friday, November 5, 2021
2021 Legacy Guild Dinner
Benefiting Casa Hogar Juan Pablo II

5:30 p.m. Social Hour | Dinner & Program to Follow

Blessed Sacrament Parish |  La Crosse, WI

RSVP by Wednesday, October 27, 2021
homeajpm.org/events

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Father  Joseph Walijewski founded Casa Hogar 35 years ago. His legacy, impact and mission spirit live on today. His Cause for Canonization is open in Rome and The Father Joseph Walijewski Legacy Guild works to continue to build missionary works around the world in his honor,  increase awareness, prayer and work in parish life, evangelization and catholic education. Learn about Padre Jose and how he lives among us today!

 

Father Joseph Walijewski Legacy Guild and Casa Hogar
Thank you to all who joined our Virtual Night in Peru! We had more than 140 participants from all over the world visit with our children, staff and family teachers. If you missed it or want to go back and tune in to any of the conversations, the link is below. Please feel free to share the recording or any of the videos from the event!

Event Recording

Videos about Pandemic Reflections, The Mysteries of the Rosary and Adoration Drawings from the children

 

 

"Then I will not have lived in vain, and I'll not care how long I'll live, if I can give and give and give."

— Fr. Walijewski