Year of St. Joseph

At the request of their pastors, the Archbishop has designated the following parishes to serve as temporary shrines during the Year of St. Joseph: St. Joseph, North Bend; St. Joseph, Dayton; and St. Joseph, Wapakoneta.

A pious visit to one of these churches during this holy year is an occasion for receiving a plenary indulgence, for those who recite an Our Father and the Creed, along with fulfillment of the other requirements for obtaining an indulgence (prayer for the Holy Father, sacramental confession, and reception of Holy Communion).

You may wish to see the other shrines’ visiting hours and any possible devotional activities. The other parishes’ websites are: and

We are so excited that our parishes get to celebrate this Year of St. Joseph in a special way, with one of our churches designated as a shrine!

Receiving Plenary Indulgences

– Visit St. Joseph Church & Devoutly Recite the Our Father and Creed

– Go to Confession (at any church) 8 Days Before or After the Visit

– Worthily Receive Holy Communion

– Pray for the Intentions of Pope Francis

– Be Free from All Attachment to Sin

Want to read Fr. Sean's article announcing this exciting news?

Want to learn more about indulgences and the opportunities to obtain them?

Click here for Fr. Sean’s article on St. Joseph and Lent.

Click here for the St. Joseph Litany & Novena.

St. Joseph Church

Located at 101 W Pearl St., Wapakoneta, Ohio.

Original church built in 1858.

The church is open for visitors on weekdays from 8am – 5pm, on Saturdays from 8am – 5:30pm, and on Sundays from 8am – 7pm.

Mass Times

Sunday 10:00am & 6:00pm

Tuesday 8:00am

Thursday 8:00am

Friday 8:00am

Saturday 4:30pm

1st Saturday 8:00am

St. Joseph Litany, Novena, & Reflections

From March 10th – March 18th, our Seminarian Intern, Alex Dugas, walked us through some reflections on St. Joseph in preparation for his feast day on March 19th. Please join us in praying the St. Joseph Litany and Novena, linked above! Reflection videos found below.

Day 1

Day 3

Day 5

Day 7

Day 9

Day 2

Day 4

Day 6

Day 8