Associates of St. Joseph
- To honor St. Joseph
- To help the brothers' apostolate
- To encourage vocations to the Brothers of Holy Cross
The Associates of St. Joseph began as a group for parents of Holy Cross Brothers. It expanded to include parents of students. Today most of its members are parents of graduates who want to stay connected to Hoban.
Fund-raisers have supported many projects over the years. In the late '60s, the Associates began operating Hoban's concession stands. The school's academic trophy cases in the main hall were provided with funds through the Associates of St. Joseph. The group also contributed to purchasing band uniforms in 2001-02, portable bleachers in the athletic complex, trophy cases in the Nolan Concourse, the Hoban 2000 building campaign, Holy Cross missions in Ghana and the statue of St. Joseph on the promenade.
Spiritual benefits of membership
- One Mass offered each week for all living Associates
- One Mass offered each week for all deceased Associates
- A concelebrated Mass on March 19, the feast of St. Joseph, for all Associates.
- Remembrance in the solemn annual novenas preceeding the Feasts of Christmas, St. Joseph and Sacred Heart
- Permanent participation in the prayers of Holy Cross brothers and priests
- Opportunity to gain the indulgences granted the Associates of St. Joseph by the Holy See