may 2022

28may8:00 AMOblate Fathers to Celebrate Founder's Feast


Event Details

The Congregation of the Oblates of St. Joseph will celebrate the Feast of their Founder, St. Joseph Marello, on Saturday, May 28th, with Masses at 8:00 a.m. & Noon in their chapel located at 1880 Highway 315, Laflin. The feast day will be preceded by a triduum (three-day spiritual preparation) on May 25-26-27 with Masses at Noon & 7:00 p.m., followed by devotions to St. Joseph Marello and general blessing of his first-class relic. Area faithful are invited to attend the triduum and feast day Masses. St. Joseph Marello was born in Turin, Italy in 1844, moving to the nearby city of Asti in his childhood years. Eventually, he entered the seminary of the Diocese of Asti and was ordained a priest on September 19, 1868. Ten years later he founded the Congregation of the Oblates of St. Joseph and later was appointed bishop of the nearby Diocese of Acqui where he served until his holy death on May 30, 1895. His mortal remains are entombed at the Shrine of St. Joseph, adjacent to the congregation's motherhouse in Asti. He was beatified in 1993 and canonized a saint in 2001 by Pope St. John Paul II. Oblates of St. Joseph brothers and priests serve in 15 different countries throughout the world and have served in the Diocese of Scranton since 1929. For more information about the life of St. Joseph Marello or the upcoming festivities, contact the religious residence at (570) 654-7542 or email:


(Saturday) 8:00 AM


Oblates of Saint Joseph Seminary – Laflin, PA

1880 Highway 315