Evangelization, Catechesis, Catholic Education

Celebrating Saint Joseph

The CCCB Office for Evangelization and Catechesis, the Office for Family and Life, the National Liturgy Office and the Office national de liturgie created this online resource page that offers various prayers, devotions, catechetical resources for adults and children, as well as Church documents, all of which are dedicated to Saint Joseph.

On 8 December 2020, Pope Francis announced a Year of St. Joseph to mark the 150th anniversary of the proclamation by Pope Pius IX of St. Joseph as the Patron of the Universal Church.

Please note that a Consecration to Saint Joseph is also available for dioceses/eparchies, parishes, religious communities, families (domestic churches) and schools.

The CCCB chose “Joseph and the Child,” by Saskatchewan artist Gisele Bauche as its official image for the special Year. The image evokes the extraordinary qualities of Saint Joseph as a beloved, tender and loving, obedient, accepting, creatively courageous, working father hidden in the shadows as described in Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter Patris Corde. (cf. No 1-7).

Click here to download a St. Joseph prayer card featuring the “Joseph and Child” image and a prayer to St. Joseph.

Resources for Celebrating Saint Joseph

Novena and Act of Entrustment to Saint Joseph

Prayers, Litanies, and Devotions

Consecration to Saint Joseph

Church Documents

Patris Corde Guided Video Reflections

Catechetical Activities for Children and Youth

Other Resources