Devotion to St. Joseph in the year of St. Joseph
This short from of prayer is provided to parishes to use as they see fit during this year of St. Joseph. Some possibilities for when to use it:
- After Mass, especially on Wednesdays, the day especially associated with devotion to St. Joseph
- As the opening or closing prayer for a meeting, class, seminar etc.
- Families are encouraged to pray it on Wednesday at mealtime or bedtime.
The joyful mysteries with St. Joseph
Pope Francis has declared a Year of St. Joseph, which began on December 8, 2020, and will continue until December 8 of 2021. Today, we will pray the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary in company with St. Joseph, with reflections from “With a Father’s Heart,” Pope Francis’ letter for this special year.
Quotes about St. Joseph
I wish I could persuade everyone to be devoted to the glorious St Joseph, for I have great experience of the blessings which he can obtain from God. I do not remember that I have ever asked anything of him which he has failed to grant. –St. Teresa of Avila.