It's Not Too Late to Celebrate the Year of St. Joseph

Friends, I have some good news. The Church is still in the midst of the Year of St. Joseph! We have a little more than two months to go in the year that marks the 150th anniversary of Pope Pius IX’s proclamation of Joseph as patron of the universal Church, and it’s not too late to invite St. Joseph into your hearts.

“Each of us can discover in Joseph — the man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet and hidden presence — an intercessor, a support and a guide in times of trouble,” Pope Francis wrote in Patris Corde (“With a father’s heart”).


Prayer to St Joseph
By St. Francis de Sales

Glorious St Joseph,
Spouse of the Virgin Mary,
Grant us your paternal protection,
We beg you through the Sacred Heart
of Jesus.
O you who have power over all our
and can make possible the most
impossible things,
open your fatherly eyes on your
children’s needs.
In the difficulty and trouble we
experience (name them…)
We have recourse to you with trust.
Please take under your loving conduct
these important and difficult matters
that cause us to worry.
Grant that their happy ending be for
God’s glory
and the good of his faithful servants.
St. Joseph pray for us (3 times)

Consecration to St Joseph
Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father, Fr. Donald Calloway The Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary 


Church grants plenary indulgences for year of St Joseph
The Apostolic Penitentiary issues a Decree granting plenary indulgences for the year of St. Joseph proclaimed by Pope Francis.
The special year will last from 8 December 2020 to 8 December 2021. Vatican News


Diocese of Colorado Springs Resource page


St. Joseph's Lesson: You Can't Love Christ, unless you are chaste like Christ


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