Year of St Joseph

Pope Francis on December 8, 2020 published an Apostolic Letter Patris corde (With a Father’s Heart), commemorating the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of St Joseph”, running from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021.

A number of resources are being developed to encourage and support the celebration of the Year of St Joseph. Those resources will be posted to this page. They will include: 

  • Monthly reflections on various aspects of St Joseph's life and character;
  • Prayers for various settings;
  • Images and social media graphics.

Click here to access the full Apostolic Letter Patris Corde

Click here to access the prayer from Patris Corde

Litany of St Joseph

Consecration to St Joseph

Daily prayers to St Joseph

Monthly Reflections

Each month, a reflection on the various aspects of St Joseph's life and character will be published. Each reflection can be shared and reproduced with appropriate attribution to the author of the reflection.

Reflection for January 2021 -- Archbishop Mark Coleridge

Reflection for February 2021 -- Sr Michele Connolly RSJ

Reflection for March 2021 -- Robert Falzon

Reflection for April 2021 -- Michelle Vass

Reflection for May 2021 -- Bishop Vincent Long van Nguyen OFM Conv

Reflection for June 2021 -- Fr Khalid Marogi

Reflection for July 2021 -- Fr Robert Krishna OP

Reflection for August 2021 -- Lara Kirk

Reflection for September 2021 -- Robyn Rodwell

Reflection for October 2021 -- Bishop Gregory Homeming OCD


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