Resources for the Year of Saint Joseph

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 will contain news, links, and resources to help the faithful celebrate and participate in this Year of St. Joseph. It will be updated throughout the year.

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

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 – Beginning October 10, and running for six consecutive weeks, St. Joseph: Our Spiritual Father will air on ABC affiliates across the United States. View trailer.

Fr. Edward Looney — 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?

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

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

Articles & News

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 Mary

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 labor

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

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 prayer

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

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

Daily Monitor — Pursuing a holy dream to the end

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’

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 Better

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. Joseph

V-Catholic — Just Another Man

WGRZ — Most Buffalo: ‘mysterious painting found’

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

2021 Events

September 30 – October 3 — St. Joseph Summit OUR SPIRITUAL FATHER 2021 — This pilgrimage to the heart of St. Joseph will help you develop a greater devotion to St. Joseph and learn how to protect yourself, your marriage and your family against evil.

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

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