In early 2019, my family and I came into full communion with the Catholic Church, naturally meaning that I had to leave behind my ministry as an Anglican clergyman and give up my income overnight. For no particular reason besides inexplicable grace, God changed our lives in an instant. There was nothing to do but follow him, but it was hard to see in the distance where God would lead, and how he would fix the problems that his call had created. During the six months I was unemployed, followed by another six months when I was grateful to be working but not paid enough to meet my expenses, I prayed a lot to St. Joseph. At that time, I had never heard the expression “Go to Joseph,” but I went to him anyway. I touched the little St. Joseph plaque next to our front door when I went out.
The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will confer the ministries of catechist, lector, and acolyte upon lay men and