The pope's decree states, in part:
"In order to perpetuate the entrustment of the whole Church to the powerful patronage of the Guardian of Jesus, Pope Francis has established that, from today's date, the anniversary of the Decree of the proclamation as well as a day sacred to the Blessed Immaculate Virgin and Bride of Joseph most chaste, until 8 December 2021, a special Year of Saint Joseph will be celebrated, in which all faithful, after his example, may daily reinforce their own life of faith in complete fulfillment of God's will."
"All the faithful will thus have the opportunity to commit themselves, with prayer and good works, to obtain, with the help of St Joseph, head of the heavenly Family of Nazareth, comfort and relief from the serious human and social tribulations that besiege the contemporary world today."
Learn more about St. Joseph at a special section of the archdiocesen website.
Dear St. Joseph, help me to remember that my actions reveal more about me than my words.
That obedience to God's plan is the way to true happiness.
That the work of my hands is a gift from you.
Help me to remember that dreams open the door to unseen possibilities, and that, with you, the impossible will be turned into the possible.
Help me to have the confidence and trust, the faith and obedience that shaped your life, so that I, too, may fulfill the divine plan for my life.
St. Joseph, pray with us and for us!