Consecration to St. Joseph DATES, BOOK, REGISTRATION
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, and to mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from December 8 of last year to December 8, 2021.
Corpus Christi will undertake and encourage all parishioners to prepare for and consecrate ourselves to Saint Joseph on March 19th, the day of the Feast of St. Joseph the Husband of Mary, following the book written by Father Donald Calloway to emulate the tried and true preparation method employed by St. Louis de Montfort in his Marian consecration, highlighting many of St. Joseph’s titles, privileges, and heroic virtues.
What does it mean for a person to be consecrated to St. Joseph? It basically means that we acknowledge that he is our spiritual father, and we want to be like him. To show it, we entrust ourselves entirely into his paternal care so that he can help us acquire his virtues and become holy. Total consecration to St. Joseph means we make a formal act of filial entrustment to our spiritual father so that he can take care of our spiritual well-being and lead us to God.
If you have already consecrated yourself to the Virgin Mary, can you be consecrated to St. Joseph, as well? The answer is a resounding “Yes!” God desires that all children be committed to the care of a mother and a father. You are not a member of a single-parent spiritual family. Mary is your spiritual mother, and St. Joseph is your spiritual father. The spiritual fatherhood of St. Joseph is extremely important for your spiritual growth. Total consecration to Mary is not diminished by total consecration to St. Joseph. Mary wants you to consecrate yourself to St. Joseph. Jesus wants you to consecrate yourself to St. Joseph. Everything you have given to Jesus and Mary can also be given to St. Joseph. The hearts of Jesus, Mary, and St. Joseph are one.
Dates, Book, and Registration The Consecration to St. Joseph program will commence on February 15, a preparation and consecration that takes 33 days, concluding on his Feast day on March 19. To register and receive a copy of the book Consecration to St. Joseph, please feel out the (brief) registration form below.
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