On the 150th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church
Our Holy Father Pope Francis declared a Holy Year of St. Joseph to be celebrated world-wide from December 8, 2020 through December 8, 2021. All are encouraged to draw close to St. Joseph in prayer this year. Below are a few resources to aid in the celebration of this great year of grace.
Prayer to St. Joseph
Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.
Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage,
and defend us from every evil. Amen.
Special Events for the Year of St. Joseph
- May 11, 2021 | 7:00 PM | Webinar with Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB
Recommended Formation Resources for the Year of St. Joseph
- United States Catholic Conference of Bishops - Resources
- Pope St. John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter: Redemptoris Custos
- Pope St. John Paul II's Meditations and Sermons on St. Joseph
- Pope Leo XIII’s Encyclical on Devotion to St. Joseph: Quamquam Pluries
- The Life and Glories of St. Joseph by Edward Healy Thompson
- Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father, by Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC: English / Español / eBook
- 33-Day Consecration to St. Joseph: English / Español
- Compilation of articles and resources on St. Joseph, Diocese of Phoenix
- LEAD - Father's of St. Joseph