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).
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