Events

The Year of St. Joseph will take place from December 8, 2020—December 8, 2021. Below is a list of events taking place to celebrate the Guardian and Protector of the Universal Church. Mark your calendars for these faith-filled events!

January

  • 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)

February

March

  • 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 “Concentration to Jesus through St. Joseph” by Dr. Gregory Bottaro and Jennifer Settle.

April

  • Thursday, April 10: Scott Hahn Event
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  • Sunday, April 11: Begin Consecration to St. Joseph ending on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima
    Begin a consecration to St. Joseph that concludes on May 13, the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, following the book by Fr. Calloway “Consecration to St. Joseph” or “Concentration to Jesus through St. Joseph” by Dr. Gregory Bottaro and Jennifer Settle.
  • Monday, April 26, 11 am: Day of Prayer in Atonement, at Cathedral of St. Joseph
    Universal Prayers include St. Joseph, defender and protector.

May

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

June

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

 

July

August

No events currently planned.

September

October

  • 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

November

December

  • 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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