The Year of Saint Joseph

Archbishop Hebda announced in his October 22, 2020 column for The Catholic Spirit, that the Archdiocese will be observing a Year of Saint Joseph from December 8, 2020 – December 8, 2021. In anticipation of the Archdiocesan consecration to Saint Joseph, Archbishop Hebda wrote on December 8, 2020, “The Church Universal will be marking the 150th anniversary of Pope Pius IX’s proclamation of Saint Joseph as the Patron of the Universal Church. Our hope is that the Year of Saint Joseph will be a source of renewal in our local Church, most especially as we continue our preparations for the Synod of 2022.”

This announcement was followed by Pope Francis proclaiming a year of Saint Joseph, in a Decree for the Universal Church. The Year of Saint Joseph will include a gift of special indulgences. You can read Pope Francis’ apostolic letter, Patris Cordre.

Find more information on the Archdiocesan Year of Saint Joseph page, including the dedication Mass, Archdiocesan decree of indulgences and individual consecration to Saint Joseph.

Archdiocesan Synod Prayer to Saint Joseph

Heavenly Father,
Who gave St. Joseph to Jesus and Mary
As protector and guide,
Grant that our Archdiocesan Synod,
Under his protection and guidance,
May help us discern your direction for our Church.
May we listen as he listened,
Trust as he trusted,
Obey as he obeyed,
Receive as he received,
Love as he loved,
And share in his life of devotion to Jesus and Mary.
St. Joseph, pray for us.

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