Ordinarily celebrated on March 19, the Feast of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, was celebrated in dioceses in the US on March 20 because March 19 fell on a Sunday.
As a diocese, let us continue to renew our devotion to the beloved, tender, accepting father Saint Joseph is to us (Patris Corde, 2020).
Click here to read Pope Francis' 2020 Apostolic Letter, "Patris Corde (With A Father's Heart)".
Click here to pray a Litany of Saint Joseph.
See below for a prayer to Saint Joseph.
This Lent, give your heart time to rest in the Most Chaste Heart of Saint Joseph. He wants to take care of you.
Saint Joseph, take care of us.
A special thank you to Monsignor Anthony S. Rosaforte,
Rector of the Cathedral of Saint Patrick
for sharing this image of a picture that hung in his childhood home.
A Prayer to Saint Joseph
Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.
Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage,
and defend us from every evil. Amen.