The Year of St. Joseph took place December 8, 2020—December 8, 2021. Below is a list of events that occurred to celebrate the Guardian and Protector of the Universal Church.


  • Sunday, January 31: Start Seven Sorrows and Seven Joys of St. Joseph Devotion
    Prayed over seven Sundays ending on March 13, the Sunday before the Solemnity of St. Joseph on March 19.The Seven Sundays devotion is a tradition of the Church leading up to the Solemnity of St. Joseph (though it can be prayed at any time). The devotion honors a series of events in the life of St. Joseph—seven sorrows and seven joys—and is observed by praying/reflecting on these and receiving Holy Communion in his honor on seven consecutive Sundays. It is a prayerful opportunity to ‘help us find out what God is telling us through the simple life of Mary’s husband” (St. Josemaria Escriva).One version of this devotion composed by Ven. Januarius Sarnelli, C.S.S.R. (d. 1744)



  • Friday, March 19, 6 pm: Solemnity of St. Joseph Mass with Bishop, Cathedral of St. Joseph
  • Sunday, March 21, 8:30 am: Dedication Anniversary Mass with Bishop Johnston, St. Joseph Parish, Trenton
  • Tuesday, March 30: Begin Consecration to St. Joseph ending on Feast of St. Joseph the Worker
    Begin a consecration to St. Joseph that concludes on May 1, the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, following the book by Fr. Calloway “Consecration to St. Joseph” or “Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph” by Dr. Gregory Bottaro and Jennifer Settle.


    • Thursday, April 10: Scott Hahn in St. Joseph, Mo.
      On Saturday, April 10, join Scott Hahn for a free event at the Cathedral of St. Joseph! Space is limited, so please reserve your spot early through the St. Paul Center.
      8 am – Mass
      9 am – Talk by Scott Hahn
      10 am – St Paul Center Presentation
      10:15 am – Break, Book Sales
      10:45 am – Talk by Scott Hahn
      11:45 am – Closing and Book sales

Flyer: Scott Hahn talk at Cathedral of St. Joseph


  • Saturday, May 1, 10 am: Feast of St. Joseph the Worker Mass with Bishop at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Independence


  • Sunday, June 20: Father’s Day
    Pray to St. Joseph for fathers and father-figures on this day!




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  • Sunday, October 31, 8 am: Dedication Anniversary Mass with Bishop, St. Joseph Parish, Easton
  • Sunday, October 31, 11:30 am: Dedication Anniversary Mass with Bishop, Cathedral of St. Joseph



  • Wednesday, December 8, 6pm: Closing Mass for Year of St. Joseph, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Kansas City
    Mass, consecration of the Diocese to St. Joseph and special apostolic blessing from Bishop Johnston.

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