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Websites of Interest

Traditional Catholic Summer Camps for Boys and Girls

There are five excellent summer camp options for traditional Catholics. Please see the links below.  A number of children from our community attended these camps and reported a positive and spiritually rewarding experience.

Retreats for Men and Women

  • 20th Annual Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola Retreat
    3-day Women’s Retreat – July 26-28, 2019
    (Arrival for Registration July 25 at 5 p.m.)

    3-Day Men’s Retreat
    August 2-4, 2019
    (Arrival for Registration August 1 at 5 p.m.)

    Fr. James Buckley, FSSP – Retreat Master

    Campion Renewal Center
    319 Concord Road
    Weston, MA 02493

    Total Cost $425 – includes all materials, meals and private room.

    For more info or to register: Contact James Buxton at

  • Scholastic Theology Immersion Course
    Scholastic Theology Immersion Course
  • Catholic Identity Conference 2019
    Catholic Identity Conference 2019

Benedictines of Notre Dame Priory

The Benedictines of Notre Dame Priory in Tasmania, Australia are traveling to the United States in the autumn of 2019 to conduct retreats based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius along with a taste of their monastic life. Each day includes Traditional Latin Mass and a series of conferences to prepare retreatants for meditations. Spiritual direction and penance will also be offered. The retreats are silent and cost $450 per person.  To register please go to

  • Men’s Retreat
    Maria Stein Retreat Center, Ohio (north of Dayton)
    Sunday 29th September – Friday 4th October 2019

  • Women’s Retreat

    Maria Stein Retreat Center, Ohio (north of Dayton)
    Sunday 6th to Friday 11th October 2019

For more details on upcoming retreats, send a message to

Annual Buckley March for Men and Boys

Each year, priests, seminarians and laymen undertake the Buckley March, an annual Traditional Latin Mass pilgrimage from Barnesville, Maryland to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.  Named after its founder, Father James Buckley, FSSP, the march is now over a decade old.

Several men and their sons from our Lancaster Latin Mass community have participated in this grueling, but spiritually rewarding event.  Our Knights of the Altar Society servers joined their fathers for the march which has a strong component of promoting vocations to the priesthood.  The boys are able to interact with priests and seminarians as they hike 20 miles each day singing songs, praying all the decades of the rosary and observing periods of silent contemplation.

The purpose of the march is to make reparation for our own sins and the sins of our nation, to beg God’s mercy upon us and to pray for the conversion of hearts.

There are different ways to participate in the march. Men and capable teenage boys (able to walk 20 miles each day) are invited for the entire march and stay at the campsites.  Everyone else can join the last leg of the pilgrimage, which begins at the Georgetown Waterfront Park in D.C. for the final uphill march to the Bascilia.

The three-day march typically held in late May/early June comprises nearly 60 miles in total, following the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal route.  The schedule begins with a sung Mass at St. Mary’s Church in Barnesville on the first morning and concludes with a Solemn High Mass at the Basilica in D.C. For additional information, visit the pilgrimage website:

An EWTN News story about the March can be viewed here:

Catholic Homeschooling

Saint Joseph parish is blessed to be home to the largest concentration of homeschooling families of any parish in Lancaster County.  Most members of the Lancaster Latin Mass community choose to homeschool their children and are members of the Lancaster Catholic Home Educators Association (pronounced “LAY-CH”), a co-op that provides encouragement and activities to support a variety of Catholic homeschool programs.  LACHE has the permission of the Diocese of Harrisburg to use the name “Catholic”.

Homeschooling is growing among Catholics in the U.S. and is responsible for an increasing number of vocations to the priesthood and religious life. This type of education is in full accord with the Code of Canon Law that states,

” Parents are obliged and enjoy the right to educate their offspring; Catholic parents also have the duty and the right to select those means and institutions through which they can provide more suitably for the Catholic education of the children according to local circumstances” (CIC 793 §1).”

Many also hold membership in the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)a nonprofit Christian advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children.

While there are many exceptional curriculums to choose from, the majority use the Mother of Divine Grace Homeschooling Curriculum or MODG for short (rhymes with Hodge).  Other curriculums include:

  1. Seton Home Study
  2. Our Lady of Victory School
  3. Thomas Aquinas
  4. Kolbe Academy Home School

Many of our families supplement their homeschool with the following local resources:

For middle and high-school age children other options include: