Joseph DeLellis

Hey! My name's Joseph. I'm a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

I am currently serving on the plains of South Dakota at Northern State University. NSU is a small state school with just over 3000 students. This year I have started to work under another branch within Focus, Varsity Catholic. Varsity Catholic is the branch of focus that is specifically designed to reach out to college athletes. 

My Story

When I entered college I was trying to be a faithful Catholic, but I was also trying to live for the pleasures of the world. It was like I was living two separate lives, faith on Sunday and fun during the week. Things changed when I met a man who showed me what an authentic Catholic life should look like. He lived in a way different than I’d seen before; there was no separation between his faith and the rest of his life. He had this balance in his life, the first time you met him you’d find out that he is a strong Catholic. However you never felt pressured or intimidated by this. He also lived a virtuous life joyfully. This man was a Focus missionary. Later in the year he invited me to go on a retreat and from that retreat and his example I felt God calling me to serve as a Focus missionary.

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. I've been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve on campus. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I'd be honored to share this mission with you.

Know, Love and Serve God

We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.

Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on …