On December 8, the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, Pope Francis proclaimed a Year of Saint Joseph from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021. A plenary indulgence will be granted to Catholics who recite any approved prayer or act of piety in honor of St. Joseph. Here’s how it works…
We invite you to join us in celebrating the Consecration of St. Joseph from July 26th to September 8th, 2021 by viewing our daily 5-minute video and listening to the daily reflection to St. Joseph that 44 parishioners will offer to us. Save the date of Wednesday, September 8th after the 7:30am Mass in the Church for the close of the Consecration and the Nativity of Mary feast day.
Just as Jesus and Mary entrusted themselves entirely to the care and protection of St. Joseph as the head of the Holy Family, so too can we follow their example. “Jesus, living under the roof of St. Joseph and being his Son, gave us a personal example of total entrustment to St. Joseph” (Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC).
We may be familiar with consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary, which consists of 44 days of spiritual preparation. In recognition of the emphasis the Church has placed on St. Joseph in recent centuries, St. Norbert Parish is introducing a similar Consecration to St. Joseph complete with 44 days of readings and prayers leading up to a prayer of consecration recited on a feast day connected to St. Joseph.
If you are interested in receiving the Consecration of St. Joseph book, please reach out to Ed Grady, email@example.com.
All Videos can be found on the St. Norbert Youtube Channel