In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pope Pius IX’s declaration of St. Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, Pope Francis has proclaimed a special “Year of St. Joseph.”  It is a wonderful opportunity to increase our love for St. Joseph and knowledge, “to encourage us to implore his intercession and to imitate his virtues and his zeal" (Patris Corde).

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In addition to the resources on the right, the US Bishops offer resources, catechetical material, and prayers/devotions to assist in your celebration of the special year.  


Click the image to the left to view the USCCB page.

The Holy Family Podcast: The Year of Saint Joseph

"With a Father's Heart" by Pope Francis

Statement from Vatican News

Year of St. Joseph: What Catholics need to know

Additional Info, Activities, and Resources