Year of St. Joseph
December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021
On December 8, 2020, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis declared a Year of St. Joseph. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the saint’s proclamation as patron of the Universal Church by Pope Pius IX on December 8, 1870. The Pope said the COVID-19 pandemic has drawn him to reflect more on St. Joseph, as so many people during the pandemic have made hidden sacrifices to protect others, just as St. Joseph quietly protected and cared for Mary and Jesus. He released an Apostolic Letter, Patris Corde (With a Father's Heart) for the Church to reflect on throughout the year. The Year of St. Joseph concludes on December 8, 2021. For more information and/or resources, click on the link below.