Year of St. Joseph

Dec. 8, 2020 – Dec. 8 2021

Last December, Pope Francis proclaimed 2021 to be “The Year of St. Joseph.” Fr. Lou Cameli reflects on the lessons learned from a saint the Holy Father called a beloved, tender, accepting, and courageous father:

Additional resources:
Chicago Catholic Vatican Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions (FDLC)
  • The FDLC provides resources to help you celebrate this important year (when the liturgical day allows) and resources for use outside Mass (link)
Mundelein Seminary
  • Join Mundelein Seminary in their celebration of the Year of Saint Joseph with monthly reflections, prayer intentions and more: Celebrating the Year of Saint Joseph - University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary (link)
  • Recite this prayer on the USCCB site on any day of the Year of Saint Joseph, but especially on his various feast days or other devotional days dedicated to St. Joseph (link)

USCCB Novena to Saint Joseph
In advance of the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, the Bishops of the Bishops Committee on Divine Worship are offering a daily novena.  It began on Wednesday, March 10.  Prayer texts, parish resources and daily videos have been prepared.  Please see the resources below.

  • Resources in English and Spanish (link)
  • A leader’s tool kit (link
  • Day One videoArchbishop Blair (link)
  • Day Two videoArchbishop Aquila (link)
  • All Videos on the USCCB Facebook page  (link)