Year of St. Joseph

St. Joseph During the Year

December 8, 2020 – December 8, 2021
  • December 27, 2020 – Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph
  • March 2021- Saint Joseph is customarily honored during the month of March
  • March 19, 2021 – Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • May 1, 2021 – Memorial of Saint Joseph the Worker
  • June 20, 2021 – Father’s Day
  • August 21, 2021 – Our Lady of Knock
  • November 1, 2021 – Solemnity of All Saints

Ways to Carry out the Consecration to St. Joseph

  • Consecration to St Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father by Fr Calloway MIC
  • Saying a prayer to St Joseph for 33 days during one of the following times, concluding with the Prayer of Consecration to St. Joseph:
    • January 13 – February 14, 2021 – Ending on World Marriage Sunday
    • February 15 – March 19, 2021 – Ending on Solemnity of St. Joseph
    • March 20 – May 1, 2021 – Ending on Memorial of St. Joseph the Worker
    • May 19 – June 20, 2021 – Ending on Father’s Day
    • July 20 – August 21, 2021- Ending on commemoration of Our Lady of Knock
    • September 30 – November 1, 2021 – Ending on Solemnity of All Saints

The Year of St. Joseph Prayer

To you, O blessed Joseph, do we come in our afflictions, and having implored the help of your most holy Spouse, we confidently invoke your patronage also.

Through that charity which bound you to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God and through the paternal love with which you embraced the Child Jesus, we humbly beg you graciously to regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ has purchased by his Blood, and with your power and strength to aid us in our necessities.

O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family, defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ; O most loving father, ward off from us every contagion of error and corrupting influence; O our most mighty protector, be kind to us and from heaven assist us in our struggle with the power of darkness.

As once you rescued the Child Jesus from deadly peril, so now protect God’s Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity; shield, too, each one of us by your constant protection, so that, supported by your example and your aid, we may be able to live piously, to die in holiness, and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven. Amen.

 

Prayer of Consecration to St. Joseph

O Glorious Patriarch and Patron of the Church! O Virgin Spouse of the Virgin Mother of God! O Guardian and Virginal Father of the Word Incarnate! In the presence of Jesus and Mary, I choose you this day to be my father, my guardian, and my protector.

O great St. Joseph, whom God has made the Head of the Holy Family, accept me, I beseech you, though utterly unworthy, to be a member of your “Holy House.” Present me to your Immaculate Spouse; ask her also to adopt me as her child. With her, pray that I may constantly think of Jesus, and serve him faithfully to the end of my life. O Terror of Demons, increase in me virtue, protect me from the evil one, and help me not to offend God in any way.

O my Spiritual Father, I hereby consecrate myself to you. In faithful imitation of Jesus and Mary, I place myself and all my concerns under your care and protection. To you, after Jesus and Mary, I consecrate my body and soul, with all their faculties, my spiritual growth, my home, and all my affairs and undertakings.

Forsake me not, but adopt me as a servant and child of the Holy Family. Watch over me at all times, but especially at the hour of my death. Console and strengthen me with the presence of Jesus and Mary so that, with you, I may praise and adore the Holy Trinity for all eternity. Amen.

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