2021 – Year of St Joseph

 

In his Apostolic Letter, Patris Corde, our Holy Father, Pope Francis declared this year ending on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception in 2021. the Year of Saint Joseph.  This year marks the 150th  anniversary of Blessed Pope Pius IX’s declaration of St Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church.

 

Glorious Patriarch Saint Joseph

Whose power makes the impossible possible,

come to my aid in these times of  anguish and difficulty.

Take under your protection the serious and troubling situations that I commend to you,

that they may have a happy outcome.

My beloved Father, all my trust is in you.

Let it not be said that I invoked you in vain,

and since you can do everything with Jesus and Mary,

show me that your goodness is as great as your power.

Amen.