Resources for the Year of Saint Joseph

UPDATE: Although these resources were collected and posted during the Year of St. Joseph they really are timeless. Enjoy!

December 8, 2020, to December 8, 2021

The Catholic Church celebrates special years as declared by the Pope. They are are designed to draw us closer to some aspect of our Catholic heritage and to shower us with graces and indulgences.

This page contains news, links, and resources to help the faithful celebrate and participate in the Year of St. Joseph. Many of the links and resources are just as relevant today as they were during the Year of St. Joseph.

Have you consecrated yourself to St. Joseph? This is the year to do it!


Rev. Donald H. Calloway, MIC — Consecration to St. JosephSt. Joseph Gems

Catholic Book Publishing — Day By Day With St. Joseph

Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB — Through the Heart of St. Joseph

Magnificat — Nine Days with Saint Joseph – Each day focuses on one of Saint Joseph’s outstanding attributes.

National Catholic Register — 5 Books on St. Joseph to Read for the Jubilee YearLive the ‘Joseph Option’

Our Sunday Visitor — Essential books to make the most of the Year of St. Joseph

Joe Rodrigues — The Book of St. Joseph

Henri Rondet, S.J. — Saint Joseph – free download of this 1956 classic.

Fr. Mark Toups — In St. Joseph’s Footsteps: 30 Days of Meditations

Videos & Podcasts

Archdiocese of Saint Paul & Minneapolis — Cuppa Joe is a series of 10 talks by 10 theologians on the 10 wonders of Saint Joseph, taking place at 10 locations in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul & Minneapolis:

Ascension — St. Joseph: An Example for All Husbands

The Burrowshire Podcast — St. Joseph and Fatherhood

The Catholic Company — St. Joseph: Our Protector – 5-part FREE digital series on St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, protector of Jesus and Mary . . . and us. 

Catholic Diocese of Salina — From the Heart Podcast: St. Joseph Series

Diocese of Owensboro KY — Reflections for the Year of St Joseph Series

Dynamic Catholic — St. Joseph: The Perfect Man for the Job

Andrew Flusche — Tips You Need to Unlock the Year of St. Joseph

Knights of Columbus — St. Joseph: Our Spiritual Father Former NFL Player Models Life After St. Joseph

Matthew Leonard — Proof that St. Joseph was NOT an Old Man

Fr. Edward Looney — Cup of St. Joe Podcast Year-long podcast for this Year of St. Joseph — Praying the Stations of the Cross with St. Joseph

The Miraculous Medal Shrine – Vincentian Approach to St. Joseph (4 videos)

Father Peffley — The Two Josephs

Dr. Brant Pitre — How Old Was St. Joseph?

Jose Rodrigues — Saint Jospeh Summit 2021, Beloved St. Joseph

Shrine of St. Joseph – Guardian of the Redeemer, Santa Cruz — SAINT JOSEPH SEMINARS  from the Oblates of St. Joseph

St. John University — Three Things Talks, addressing issues of Catholic belief and teaching, intended for adult Catholics who want to know more about their faith, and for those who are interested in what Catholics believe. 

Vox Hiberniae — A Celtic Journey with Saint Joseph – Harp, Voice and Strings

Alexis Walkenstein — Saint Jospeh Summit 2021, Revelation, Instruction and the Grace to Follow Through

Articles & News

Agenzia Fides — A new lay association dedicated to St. Joseph is born

Aleteia — 12 Ways to honor St. Joseph this MarchHow to get a St. Joseph Year indulgence every day before 9 a.m.5 Carpentry rules that apply to faith, slideshow6 Virtues of St. Joseph that all men can imitateA beautiful prayer to St. Joseph in this his year: “To you, O blessed Joseph”Plenary indulgence offered each Wednesday in this Year of St. JosephJoseph’s silence is also a ‘yes,’ says Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI12 Traits of St. Joseph that every father should imitate9 Alternative names for your baby that honor St. JosephThe labors of St. JosephSt. Joseph and 4 Marian greatsWhat Joseph teaches about consecration to MaryPope’s “homemade” prayer to St. Joseph, from the heart‘Men of St. Joseph’ movement set to launch in the Philippines

Aleteia — Praying the Rosary with St. Joseph:

Angelus News — In times of political crisis, St. Joseph shows the wayThe many faces of St. Joseph, Christianity’s diamond in the roughSt. Joseph the Worker and the value of laborThe Year of St. Joseph: The start of something bigger?

Apostolic Letter — PATRIS CORDE

The Arlington Catholic Herald — The perfect time for St. JosephA shadow of our heavenly FatherA ‘hidden’ Joseph in an early masterpiece

The B.C. Catholic — The gift of fatherhood, St. Joseph style

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield IL — Month of St. Joseph in the Year of St. Joseph

Catholic Apostolate Center — Ite Ad Joseph: 10 Quotes to Celebrate the Year of St. Joseph

Catholic Culture — Our Lenten Journey: What Would Saint Joseph Do?

Catholic Life — The Passion of St. Joseph

Catholic News Agency — Fifteen ways to gain an indulgence in the Year of St. Joseph

Catholic Outlook — Go to Joseph!Year of St Joseph inspires new hymn

Catholic Outlook — Year of St. Joseph Reflections:

CatholicPhilly — St. Joseph: Sign of hope amid the pandemic

Catholic Register — Speaking Out: Go to Joseph before it’s too late

Catholic Sentinel — We need St. Joseph now: He has power as ‘terror of demons’St. Joseph images in our midst

The Catholic Spirit — Carpenter and artist combine talents to create large icon of St. JosephSites, shrines and cathedrals devoted to St. JosephWisconsin’s National Shrine of St. Joseph ‘a small, quiet place of prayerSt. Joseph, ‘not a flashy character,’ gives a perspective for the spiritual life

The Catholic Sun — ‘Year of St. Joseph’ invites intercession from foster father of Jesus

Catholic Telegraph — GO TO ST. JOSEPH: Resources and Spiritual Advice for Husbands and Fathers During the Year of St. JosephPainting as Prayer

Catholic Women in Business — The Year of St. Joseph: 5 Takeaways for Catholic Women in Business

Catholic World Report — The often silent and surprising history of devotion to Saint JosephSaint Joseph, reverent father and protector of Holy Church

Christendom College — Professor Offers Reflection for Year of St. Joseph

ChurchPOP — 3 Ways St. Joseph is the Perfect Model of Catholic Fatherhood

Daily Monitor — Pursuing a holy dream to the end

Denver Catholic — St. Joseph: Our strong and silent spiritual fatherThe many marvelous feasts of St. Joseph: Celebrating St. Joseph throughout the yearProfiles of Courage: Reflections on St. JosephOn Fathers and Christian Masculinity

The Divine Mercy — The Year of St. Joseph ends – So what’s next?

Diocese of Charlotte — Monthly Themes for the Year of St. JosephMake Time for St. Joseph – Adopting St. Joseph Traditions in the Home

The Fathers of Mercy — Plenary Indulgence Options for the “Year of St. Joseph”The Year of St. Joseph: SOME BASIC FACTS

Florida Catholic — Reflect upon St. Joseph this Father’s Day

Grandin Media — Sheedy: St. Joseph is a guide to being an everyday saint

Human Life International — St. Joseph: Model of Fatherhood and Faithfulness

Knights of Columbus — St. Joseph the Adventurer

Madonna House — The Man Nobody Knows

National Catholic Register — The Incredible Story Behind the Year of St. JosephLive Like St. Joseph: Silence Fosters Faith-Filled ActionWhat the Year of St. Joseph Means, and How to Gain the IndulgencesVenerable Fulton Sheen on St. JosephSt. Joseph Shrine Is a ‘Sacred Place of Pilgrimage’Imagining What the Death of St. Joseph May Have Been LikeWas St. Joseph Assumed Into Heaven? Here’s What the Saints SayMen: Rediscover Your Sonship With God in this Year of St. JosephKnights of Columbus Announce Icon of St. Joseph as Prayer Program’s Centerpiece7 Things to Do in the Final Weeks of the Year of St. JosephSt. Joseph reminds church to pay attention to the essential, pope saysPope Francis: St. Joseph Teaches Us to Notice the People the World IgnoresPraising the Masculine Virtues of St. Joseph as His Jubilee Draws to a CloseFor the Year of St. Joseph, A Look at the Relic of His Holy Cloak in Rome

National Catholic Register — Reflections on St. Joseph by Father Raymond de Souza – The Holy Week Shadows of St. Joseph:

Our Sunday Visitor — The Year of St. Joseph and addressing the crisis of fatherhoodHow St. Joseph brought me to Mary

The Priest — The Holy Silence of St. Joseph

Relevant Radio — The Seven Sorrows and Joys of St. Joseph + audio meditation

Sons of St. Joseph — Three Forgotten Miraculous Apparitions of Saint Joseph

Soulpainter — Symbols of Saint Joseph in Sacred Art

St. Joseph Now — Join the Worldwide Consecration

The Tablet — Understanding, Through St. Joseph, How We Do God’s Will BetterSt. Joseph, Protector of Holy Family, Is Model for 2021 Respect Life Month

US Catholic — 3 parenting tips from St. JosephSt. Joseph, the original foster father

Vatican News — Church grants plenary indulgence for year of St. JosephPope Francis proclaims “Year of St Joseph”“Patris Corde” encourages us to remember St. JosephPope approves 7 new invocations to Litany of St. JosephUS Bishops ask Catholics to follow St. Joseph by protecting lifePope Francis: St Joseph, an example and a witness for our times

V-Catholic — Just Another Man

WGRZ — Most Buffalo: ‘mysterious painting found’

The Year of St. Joseph — The St. Joseph Reinstallation & Online Conference

Prayers & Devotionals

The Catholic Weekly — Seven Sorrows of St Joseph Devotional

ChurchPOP — 7 Little-Known Prayers to St. Joseph Every Catholic Should Know

Magnificat — Nine Days with Saint Joseph – Each day focuses on one of Saint Joseph’s outstanding attributes.

Oblates of St. Joseph — St. Joseph Rosary

Roman Catholic Man — St. Joseph’s Holy Cloak Novena

Virtual St. Joseph Altar — Prayers to St. JosephWho Needs a Year of St. Joseph Medal?

Activities & Printables

Archdiocese of New Orleans— Printable St. Joseph Prayer Card

Archdiocese of St. Louis — Printable Year of St. Joseph Prayer Card

Catechist — “Year of St. Joseph” — Free Activities for Children

Knights of Columbus — Consecration to St. Joseph Prayer CardPreparing for Consecration Printable

The Josephites — Thirty Days Prayers to St. Joseph Printable Pamphlet

Respect Life — 2021 Respect Life Month Resources

uCatholic — Printable St. Joseph Rosary Prayer Card

Virtual St. Joseph Altar — St. Joseph Coloring Pages

“Go to Joseph! Have recourse with special confidence to St. Joseph, for his protection is most powerful, as he is the patron of the universal Church.”

Blessed Pope Pius IX