Year of St. Joseph

Pope Francis recently announced a Year of St. Joseph, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the saint’s proclamation as patron of the Universal Church.

The Year began Dec. 8, 2020 and will conclude Dec. 8, 2021; special indulgences are available for the duration of the year. The pope also wrote an apostolic letter dedicated to St. Joseph entitled Patris corde (“With a Father’s Heart”).

A link to Pope Francis’ apostolic letter and the full text of the Apostolic Penitentiary’s decree granting special indulgences for the Year of St. Joseph can be found below.

Additional resources and a calendar of diocesan events will be coming soon!

Apostolic Letter: Patris corde (“With a Father’s Heart”)

Apostolic Penitentiary: Decree for the Year of St. Joseph


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