Year of St. Joseph
Pope Francis has designated this to be a Year of Saint Joseph. With his apostolic letter Patris Corde (With a Father's Heart), he asked us to increase our love for this great saint and encouraged us to implore his intercession and to imitate his virtues and his zeal.
Novena to Saint Joseph—March 10–18
March 10—Day 1: Foster Father of Jesus
March 11—Day 2: Virginal Husband of Mary
March 12—Day 3: Man Chosen by the Blessed Trinity
March 13—Day 4: Faithful Servant
March 14—Day 5: Patron of the Church
March 15—Day 6: Patron of Families
March 16—Day 7: Patron of Workers
March 17—Day 8: Friend in Suffering
March 18—Day 9: Patron of a Happy Death
March 19—Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin
As this day is a solemnity, abstinence from meat is not required.
12:10 pm: Mass (English) Cathedral of Saint Peter
6pm: Mass (Latin) Saint Patrick
Join us in the 33-Day Consecration to Saint Joseph
As part of this Year dedicated to Saint Joseph, we will start the 33 days Consecration to Saint Joseph on Tuesday, March 30, using the book by Fr. Donald Calloway, M.I.C.
Then, continue through the book on your own, or join with Fathers McQuaide and Markellos for a discussion and prayers each Wednesday at 6:30 pm at Saint Patrick Church.
The consecration will be on the Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, Saturday, May 1st.
Books are available from the church. If you would like us to obtain one for you, please use an envelope in the back of church to enclose a check or cash for $15 per book and place it in the collection basket by March 14th.