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Year of Saint Joseph

With the Apostolic Letter, “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from Dec. 8, 2020, to Dec. 8, 2021.


“Each of us can discover in Joseph – the man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet and hidden presence – an intercessor, a support and a guide in times of trouble. Saint Joseph reminds us that those who appear hidden or in the shadows can play an incomparable role in the history of salvation.” —Pope Francis


St. Joseph the Worker

To foster deep devotion to Saint Joseph, Pope Pius XII instituted the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker in 1955. Saint Joseph, the carpenter and foster father of Jesus, is but one example of the holiness of human labor. This noble saint, who was given the noble task of caring and watching over the Virgin Mary and Jesus, now cares for and watches over the Church and models for all the dignity of human work. Consider doing something special this year in honor of Saint Joseph the Worker on May 1.


Year of Saint Joseph Resources

Churches Named for Year of Saint Joseph in the Archdiocese of Newark

Events (Archdiocesan, Parish & Nearby)

Year of St. Joseph Banner

Year of Saint Joseph Resources

Virtual Liturgy of the Word for the Year of St. Joseph
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Archdiocese of Newark Year of St. Joseph Prayer Cards for Sale:
Available in either English or Spanish in packs of 100 for $10, plus shipping
featuring St. Joseph as depicted in the Holy Family Window of the Cathedral Basilica

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Year of St. Joseph Prayer Cards

Year of St. Joseph Bulletin Announcement:
English | Spanish

Archdiocese of Newark Year of St. Joseph Logo:
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Black & White: English | Spanish

Archdiocese of Newark Year of St. Joseph "Banner":
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LINKS

Pope Francis Proclaims Year of Saint Joseph

Church Grants Plenary Indulgence for Year of Saint Joseph

The Year of Saint Joseph: What Catholics Need to Know

St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary – USCCB

Novena to St. Joseph: For Those on the Path of Adoption

Marian Fathers Year of St. Joseph website


PRAYERS

COLLECTS FOR MASSES OF ST. JOSEPH

Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary - March 19

Grant, we pray, almighty God,
that by Saint Joseph's intercession
your Church may constantly watch over
the unfolding of the mysteries of human salvation,
whose beginnings you entrusted to his faithful care.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

Saint Joseph the Worker - May 1

O God, Creator of all things,
who laid down for the human race the law of work,
graciously grant
that by the example of Saint Joseph
and under his patronage
we may complete the works you set us to do
and attain the rewards you promise.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

13. Saint Joseph - Votive Mass

O God, who in your inexpressible providence,
were pleased to choose Saint Joseph
as spouse of the most holy Mother of your Son,
grant, we pray,
that we, who revere him as our protector on earth,
may be worthy of his heavenly intercession.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

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Churches Named for Saint Joseph in the Archdiocese of Newark

Saint Joseph, Bogota - www.baqgo.com/sjc/
Saint Joseph, Demarest - www.stjosephdemarest.com
Our Lady of Grace and St. Joseph, Hoboken - www.olghoboken.org
Saint Joseph, Lodi - www.stjosephchurchlodi.org
Saint Joseph, Maplewood - www.sjcmaplewoodnj.org
Saint Joseph, Oradell/New Milford - www.sjcnj.org
Saint Joseph of the Palisades, West New York - www.saintjosephpalisades.com
Saint Joseph, West Orange - www.stjoeswestorange.com
Saint Joseph, East Orange - www.stjosepheo.com
Saint Joseph, East Rutherford - www.stjosepher.com
Saint Joseph, Hackensack - www.stjosephsnj.org
Saint Joseph, Jersey City - www.stjosephjc.com
Saint Joseph the Carpenter, Roselle - www.stjosephroselle.com
SS Joseph & Michael, Union City - www.ssjmnj.org


Archdiocesan, Parish & Nearby Events

Parish leaders may submit items to be posted here that are taking place in parishes and institutions of the Archdiocese of Newark relevant to the Year of Saint Joseph. They must be submitted as a Word Document or a PDF and include all necessary information for the event: date, time, location, etc. Items will be reviewed and, if appropriate, posted on the website. Submissions should be emailed to: robert.evers@rcan.org. Thank you. 

 

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