After powerfully encountering Jesus in the Eucharist as a teenager, Fr. Josh Johnson dedicated his life to becoming a wholehearted disciple of Jesus Christ. Ordained for the Diocese of Baton Rouge in 2014, Fr. Josh has dedicated his priesthood to inviting all people to become saints in their walk toward eternity.
Fr. Josh travels widely as a speaker at conferences, retreats, and youth events. He is well-known for his popular Ascension podcast Ask Father Josh as well as his Q&A video show on the Ascension Presents YouTube channel, the largest Catholic channel in English. Additionally, he has written several books with Ascension, including the best-selling Pocket Guide to Reconciliation (co-written with Fr. Mike Schmitz), and has contributed to several Ascension faith formation programs, including Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed and the Rejoice! Advent series.
Fr. Josh is the vocations director for the Diocese of Baton Rouge, as well as pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus parish. He can often be found praying the Rosary and walking in the neighborhoods of his parish, inviting those under his pastoral care to become intentional disciples of Jesus Christ.
See more from Fr. Josh:
- The 99: An Evangelization Mission Series
- Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed
- Ask Fr. Josh (Ascension podcast)
- Ask Fr. Josh (The Catholic Question and Answer Show on Ascension Presents)
- Broken and Blessed: An Invitation to My Generation
- Connected: Catholic Social Teaching for This Generation
- On Earth As It Is in Heaven: Restoring God’s Vision of Race and Discipleship
- Pocket Guide to Adoration
- Pocket Guide to the Sacrament of Reconciliation
- Rejoice! Advent Meditations with Mary
- Rejoice! Advent Meditations with Joseph
- Rejoice! Advent Meditations with the Holy Family
- Venture: The Bible Timeline for High School
- You: Life, Love, & the Theology of the Body