Seasons Greetings from Fr. Dustin

One late afternoon before Christmas a few years ago, a few brothers and I were watching Fellowship of the Ring. As Frodo, Samwise, Merry, and Pippin were fleeing those forbearing hooded Ringwraiths, crossing the river and heading to the Inn, one astutely observed: “It’s crazy how many friends they need for this journey, father. It’s a big world.” I can only think, correct, it’s a big world! Yes, we need friends for the journey.

I think of this insight often around the holidays. How for so many this season can be dreaded because of the friends no longer with us, or because many are incarcerated and separated from their loved ones. For those of us surrounded by those we love the most during this season, may we say a prayer, write a letter, or in some way share our love with those struggling. This makes the season even more blessed.

I am thankful for all of you, all of you who have become friends with us at Joseph House over the years. All of us here are wishing you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Blessed Holidays for each of you and those you love.

– Fr. Dustin Feddon

Share This Post

More News & Events to


The art of accompaniment


Some may volunteer by accompanying our residents through challenging tasks.

Others may wish to volunteer by assisting helping us around the house, creating a sense of belonging for all of us.

Finally, others may simply want to join us on occasion at our community events to learn more.

Responding to Material Needs


There are very real costs to create a home for those hoping to re-enter society after incarceration. 

Joseph House, through the generosity of our donors, has been able to take concrete steps towards justice by restoring the dignity of those leaving the prison systems.

Sharing the Good News


In less than one year our ministry has grown in leaps and bounds, impacting the lives of many for one simple reason: people are sharing the good news. 

We encourage you to share Joseph House with your family, your friends, your community, inviting them to join us as we join those re-entering society after prison.

Scroll to Top