Called to Service: Permanent Diaconate November 16, 2022

Who is the Deacon? He is a Minister of the Word; a Minister at the Altar; and a Minister of Charity While all the baptized are called to share in the mission of Jesus Christ according to the gifts of the Holy Spirit, those who are ordained also offer service in a way proper to the Sacrament of Holy Orders. A deacon’s ministry entails proclaiming, preaching and teaching God’s Word, assisting the bishop and priest at the Liturgy, assisting at…

Little Sisters of the Poor March 22, 2022

The Little Sisters of the Poor serve the elderly poor with great love. Watch this film explain the problem, their solution, and how you can help. Joyful Films has a unique approach to films with a goal of fundraising that has been proven effective. We get down to the core and really help the viewer feel as if they are part of the story.

Power of the Priesthood May 9, 2020

Compassion, understanding, and empathy characterize the ministry of Fr. Douglas McKay, priest for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Fr. Doug, ordained in 1982, is founder and chaplain for Our House Ministries in the Grays Ferry section of Philadelphia. As ‘the living and transparent image of Christ the priest’ (JPII), Fr. Doug uses the power of prayer and the sacraments in his outreach to those who are struggling with addiction.

Homeless and Hungry March 13, 2020

This film speaks to the problem of hunger and homelessness in the city of Philadelphia and Niagara Falls and how the Vincentian Eastern Province changes that story.

A New Way of Thinking March 13, 2020

This EMMY award winning film tells the story of Malik Brandy a formerly incarcerated individual who through the help of PAR Recycle Works, a ministry sponsored by the Vincentians Eastern Province, was able to find transformation upon his return to everyday life.

Father’s of Saint Joseph March 13, 2020

The fathers of St. Joseph is a confraternity of men who follow the timeless wisdom and example of the man who was father to the Son and son of the Father. With St. Joseph as our leader, each father strives to become as he became – an icon of God the Father. As God the Father entrusted His Son to St. Joseph’s care, we also strive to entrust ourselves as children, who are fathers, to this father who will teach…

Man Up Philly 2022 March 12, 2020

Man Up Philly 2022 hosted nearly 1,000 men all coming together to grow in their faith. Watch the Recap video here and watch the full talks on the Man Up Philly YouTube channel. Joyful Films provided the live video production for the day as well as the creation of this recap video.

Ready and Able: A Vincentian Story January 22, 2020

Following two newly ordained Vincentian Catholic priests during their first year of ministry, this candid documentary captures the joy of living a vocation, the challenges of serving others, and how to find hope in a pandemic. Frs. Leo Tiburcio, CM, and Luis Romero, CM, are young Vincentian men on a mission to “serve Christ in the poor.” With unfettered access and honest commentary, we follow Leo and Luis on their first-year journey that was a decade in the making. From…

National Recovery Month January 13, 2020

This film tells the story of Brother William Stover, a Vincentian Brother, who ministers to people who struggle with addiction. The film is a journey through the challenges and hope an addict experiences.

Marian Devotion May 1, 2019

May is the month of Mary, but everyday is a good day to grow closer to the mother of our Lord, Jesus Christ. This film is about the power of having a relationship with Mary, the Mother of God.

Servant Leaders March 10, 2019

Servant Leaders, Joan and Dan Hilferty, are presented with the St. Charles Borromeo award and this film explains why.

Unplanned Joy October 2, 2016

This is the story of the incredible strength, hope, and love found at the centers funded by the Legacy of Life Foundation. The women in this film gave their real testimonies. Visit to be a part of the story now and the story of life and love in the future.

HEED THE CALL October 14, 2015

Heed the Call is a film about greatness. It tells how God has a plan for each one of our lives and we will be the most happy and the most fulfilled by following that plan. The film speaks on all the vocations, married life, religious life, but focuses in particular on the vocation to the priesthood and how it truly is a call to greatness. This film encourages young men to Heed The Call. Visit: for more information….

Called by Name: Jose Serrano August 19, 2015

This is the story of Jose Serrano, a seminarian of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia. Visit for more information. Joyful Films can create a short film inspired by the message you want to get out there. This could be done through narrative or documentary storytelling.

MY PRIEST August 18, 2015

Joyful Films would like to thank priests for their commitment to being there for those they serve. Visit for more information.

Living the Joy of the Resurrection August 14, 2015

The rising of Jesus Christ from the dead at Easter has profound, personal implications for everyone, explains Michelle Francl-Donnay. The suburban Philadelphia Catholic theologian, chemistry professor and parishioner offers practical ways to live the Easter joy of new life in Christ. You can also find this video featured in an article on

A Loving Option January 13, 2015

The story of two adoptive families, this is a short documentary film on two families that were created under difficult circumstances. They chose a loving option that returned to them and the children ten-fold. Joyful Films can create a short film inspired by the message you want to get out there. This could be done through narrative or documentary storytelling.

Ambition to be Remarkable | Bill Rose January 12, 2015

Bill Rose strives to be remarkable with everything that he does. He currently attends Drexel University in the highly acclaimed film and video program and is the head operator of Joyful Films. A personal profile is a great way to introduce yourself to people. It allows people to get to know you in a fun and interesting way.

Toph | Production Designer January 12, 2015

Topher Newton is a production designer currently studying in the highly acclaimed film and video program at Drexel University. He is also a key participant in the creation of a few Joyful Films existing and upcoming projects. A personal profile is a great way to introduce yourself to people. It allows people to get to know you in a fun and interesting way.