Brother Joshua, entered Saint Francis Novitiate, Upper Brookville, NY on July 1, 1968, received the Habit of the Franciscan Brothers January 5, 1969, professed First Vows, January 6, 1970, and Professed his Perpetual vows August 14, 1977
Brother Joshua has served and ministered to the community over the years:
1972 B.A. Education (English and Math) St. Francis College
1972-1974 St. Francis Xavier, 5th-8th Grade Music and Math
1974-1984 Teacher St. Anthony’s High School, Smithtown (Math, Chorus)
1979 M.A. Music: University of Notre Dame
1981 Assumed Directorship of St. Anthony’s Chorus (Smithtown)
1983-1984 Post Graduate Choral Conducting and Gregorian Chant: Westminster Choir College (Princeton, NJ)
1984-Present Assistant Principal St. Anthony’s High School, Huntington Student Activities, Prefect of Discipline
1984-1999 Teacher St. Anthony’s High School, So. Huntington (Math)
1984-Present Choral Director St. Anthony’s High School, So. Huntington (Chorus)
1989 Gregorian Chant Studies: Abbaye St. Pierre de Solesmes, France
1990 Gregorian Studies: Catholic University, Washington, D.C.
1998 Italian Language and Culture Studies: Centro Linguistico Dante Alighieri, Firenze, Italia
1999 Italian Language and Culture Studies: Scuola Leonardo da Vinci (Roma, Italia)
1999-Present General Council of the Franciscan Brothers, Secretary General Board of Trustees, St. Anthony’s High School Board of Trustees, St. Francis Prep
2016-Present Board of Trustees, Maria Regina Residence Nursing Home
Brothers talents and gifts can be seen throughout our community's celebrations and festivities.
When asked why Brother decided to join the Brothers:
In the 5th and 6th Grade I attended Summer Camp Savio conducted by the Salesian Brothers, and at Bishop Ford High School I was taught by the Franciscan Brothers. From an early age, as a member of the Dominic Savio Club, I desired to serve God as a Religious and I had a fervor for teaching. The Franciscan Brothers embodied both of my passions.
I have been teaching at Saint Anthony’s for 40 years. Ministering as Assistant Principal for Student Activities and Prefect of Discipline for Freshmen. During my first 25 years I taught Math and have been Moderator of the Student Council for the past 41 years.
Currently I conduct the 600 voice Chorus and the 80 voice Gregorian Chant Schola.
I love St. Anthony’s because it embodies so many hallmarks of an 800 year old tradition of Franciscan Education.
Below is a sample of Brother Joshua and his Chorus from St. Anthony's High School, besides his concerts at St. Anthony's, his chorus has sung for several Popes and in several Countries.