From Advent 2020 to the Feast of St. Joseph, May 2022

Discerning our collective dreams with the intercession of the exemplary dreamer

On November 19, 2020, in the pastor’s monthly chapter talk here at the parish, a “Year of St. Joseph” was declared to help strengthen our ties to our patronal saint and to help us discern our collective future emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic and other global crises.

On December 8, 2020, Pope Francis declared a “Year of St. Joseph” for the universal church. We are excited by the reinforcing possibilities for us at the parish.

Here is the Vatican text of the declaration of the Year of St. Joseph in English and Spanish.

And here is a preliminary timetable and themes to explore and celebrate during the year:

Timeline and Discernment Themes


ADVENT 2020 – Launch of the Year of St. Joseph

DECEMBER 8, 2020 – 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of St. Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church

MARCH 19, 2021 – Feast of St. Joseph

MAY 1, 2021 – Feast of St. Joseph the Worker

FEB 16, 2022 – Start of Consecration to St. Joseph

MARCH 19, 2022 – Feast of St. Joseph and Closing Spiritual Events of the Year of St. Joseph

MAY 1, 2022 – Feast of St. Joseph the Worker and Closing Social Event

ST. JOSEPH THE DREAMER – Discerning our future in bewildering times with the help of St. Joseph.

ST. JOSEPH, MAN OF SILENCE – Contemplation in the ongoing life of the parish

ST. JOSEPH, REFUGEE – Walking in solidarity with the marginalized

ST. JOSEPH, FAMILY PROVIDER – Stewardship of the parish through tough times

ST. JOSEPH, THE HOLY FAMILY AND OUR FAITH FAMILY, OUR FAITH FORMATION – Re-envisioning our faith formation

ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER AND THE APPLICATION OF CATHOLIC SOCIAL DOCTRINE AT THE PARISH

ST. JOSEPH, PATRON OF THE DYING – Remembering our deceased and living in hope-filled awareness of our death

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