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.
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