PREPARING FOR THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC COMMUNITY (1876-2026)

Bounding Beyond Campaign (current)

At the conclusion of the parish Year of St. Joseph on May 1, 2022, a campaign to take the community forward to 2026 was launched, with a new anniversary logo (above, right), and our slogan, “Bounding Beyond.”  Both the image and slogan hint at resilience and a forward-thinking push, championed by our patron himself, St. Joseph.

As the campaign continues, there will be an array of activities open for participation.

 

From Advent 2020 to the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, May 1, 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 timetable and themes, along with remaining events until the year’s conclusion May 1, 2022:

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

DECEMBER 29, 2021 – Start of the 33-part Consecration to St. Joseph process; candidates meet every Wednesday and Sunday until May 1, 2022

MARCH 18-20, 2022 – Feast of St. Joseph Weekend:  Friday, March 18: 6pm Vigil Mass, 7pm performance of “Merton and Me.” March 19-20: events TBD

MAY 1, 2022 – Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, Mass of Consecration at 6pm and Closing Events of the Year of St. Joseph.  Introduction of the logo for the parish’s 150th Anniversary.

THEMES OF ST. JOSEPH EXPLORED DURING THE YEAR

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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