Winter Adult Formation
Pope Francis announced a Year of St. Joseph in honor of the 150th anniversary of the saint’s proclamation as patron of the Universal Church.
The decree said that Francis had established a Year of St. Joseph so that “every member of the faithful, following his example, may strengthen their life of faith daily in the complete fulfillment of God’s will.”
It added that the pope had granted special indulgences to mark the year.
In addition to the decree, Francis issued an apostolic letter Tuesday dedicated to the foster father of Jesus. It is entitled "Patris Corde" or With a Father's Heart.
Opportunities for special blessings and adult faith series will be posted here in the upcoming weeks.
Join us for a Parish Wide Novena to St. Joseph
Novenas are an ancient tradition that goes back to the days of the Apostles. The word novena is taken from “novem,” the Latin word for nine. A novena is made up of nine days of prayer and meditation usually to ask God for special prayer requests or petitions. As we continue to celebrate the year of St. Joseph, let’s join together in prayer confident that St. Joseph will present our cares and concerns to Jesus. You can sign up to receive the Novena each day via email at www.praymorenovenas.com. Paper copies will also be available in the church the weekend of March 6-7. The Novena begins on March 10 and ends on March 19 with the Feast of St. Joseph.
St. Joseph the Spiritual Father of Our Times
Listen to this podcast by Scott Hahn with Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, author of Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father.
Click here for a link to the Consecration to St. Joseph.
Relevant Radio's Year of St. Joseph
Sign up here and receive a free Living the Year of St. Joseph booklet, access to our "19 on the 19th" speaker series about St. Joseph, weekly Mass devotions to St. Joseph, and more!
Visit a St. Joseph Church in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati
It’s the Year of St. Joseph! Why not take the opportunity to visit a Catholic Church named for this great Saint? Below are the four parishes in our Archdiocese named for the beloved spouse of Mary.
If you are not yet comfortable visiting in person, you can find the website for each of these parishes by clicking on their names above. Perhaps you can attend a Mass there virtually or take a tour through their photos page. Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence if you say a prayer to St. Joseph for the persecuted Church and for the relief of all persecuted Christians while you are there.
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