Year of St. Joseph

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pope Pius IX’s declaration of St. Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, Pope Francis has proclaimed a special “Year of St. Joseph.”  It is a wonderful opportunity to increase our love for St. Joseph and knowledge, “to encourage us to implore his intercession and to imitate his virtues and his zeal" (Patris Corde).

The USCCB offers resources, catechetical material, and prayers/devotions to assist in your celebration of the special year.  

Please click here for new resources and materials throughout the year.


For Pope Francis' Apostolic letter click here.



Godsplaining - The Year of St. Joseph

In this episode, Fr. Patrick Briscoe and Fr. Joseph-Anthony Kress unpack the importance of the year of St. Joseph. Why did Pope Francis call for it? Who is St. Joseph to us in the spiritual life? How can we get to know St. Joseph better?

Godsplaining · 077 - The Year of St. Joseph