Consecration to St. Joseph
Consecration to St. Joseph - A 33-day Spiritual Journey to conclude March 19, 2021 on the Feast of St. Joseph
Pope Francis announced a Year of St. Joseph which began on December 8, 2020 and will conclude on December 8, 2021. This is in honor of the 150th anniversary of St. Joseph being proclaimed patron of the universal Church. Pope Francis established the year “so that every member of the faithful, following his example, may strengthen their life of faith daily in the complete fulfillment of God’s will.”
At the beginning of 2020, Father Donald Calloway released a book entitled Consecration to St. Joseph. It is a pathway for a 33-day spiritual journey whereby participants consecrate themselves to Saint Joseph. This is your invitation to be a part of this beautiful opportunity with others who want to grow closer to Christ by better living the virtues of Saint Joseph and inviting him to be our spiritual father.
Please visit https://www.consecrationtostjoseph.org/. From this website you can learn about Father Calloway and click on associated links to learn more about the consecration including frequently asked questions.
There is also a very good article at https://catholicexchange.com/now-is-the-time-to-consecrate-yourself-to-saint-joseph which explains the necessity, purpose and benefits associated with consecrating ourselves to Saint Joseph.
Each participant will need a copy of Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father by Fr. Donald H. Calloway, MIC, either in print form or
e-book. You may obtain a copy by going to https://www.shopmercy.org/consecration-to-st-joseph-the-wonders-of-our-spiritual-father.html but it is also available online through other sellers or in Catholic bookstores.
If you would like to participate, please get a book ASAP and email me at [email protected]. Email reminders will be sent in advance prior to all meetings. All are invited!
We will begin the consecration on Monday, February 15, 2021 and it will conclude on March 19, 2021 which is the Feast of St. Joseph.
We would complete the daily consecration readings on our own and come together virtually once weekly for six meetings, mostly on Wednesday evenings (please see chart below) at 7:00 pm via GoToMeeting for discussion and sharing.
First Group Meeting: Monday, February 15, 2021 at 7:00 PM - Introduction and Day 1
Second Group Meeting: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 7:00 PM – Days 2-8
Third Group Meeting: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 7:00 PM – Days 9-15
Fourth Group Meeting: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7:00 PM – Days 16-22
Fifth Group Meeting: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM – Days 23-29
Sixth Group Meeting and Consecration Day: Friday, March 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM - Days 30-33 and Consecration
Consecration to St. Joseph Group Meetings
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