Year of St. Joseph Resources
On December 8, 2020, Pope Francis, in his Apostolic Letter Patris Corde, announced a Year of Saint Joseph in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the foster father of Jesus as Patron of the Universal Church. The Holy Father said, “The aim of this Apostolic Letter,” and one might also presume of this special year, “is to increase our love for this great saint, to encourage us to implore his intercession and to imitate his virtues and his zeal” (Patris Corde, 7). The Year of Saint Joseph will conclude on December 8, 2021.
What follows is intended as a resource to help parishes celebrate the Year of the Saint Joseph.