Pope Francis has named December 8, 2020 – December 8, 2021 as a year honouring St Joseph as the earthly father of Jesus and husband of Mary. This Year of St Joseph is the 150th anniversary of St Joseph being named as patron of the Universal Church.
St Columbans Mission Society has a particular association with St Joseph. He is the patron of the Church in China where the Columbans began their missionary work in 1920. After Jesus and Mary, many cathedrals and churches in China are dedicated to St Joseph.
Download the Lenten Resource: St Joseph - Worker & Family Man. Watch the resource video:
Use this resource to celebrate Lent this year as a year of petition and obtain St Joseph’s fatherly care for all people and earth itself.