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Book Update

Copies of Consecration to St. Joseph have arrived and are available for pick up in the narthex at any time!  We ordered LOTS of extras so please come by and grab a copy even if you did not order one initially!

NEW! Small Group

Join our five-week small group and work through the material with others!

This small group is open to men and women and will be hosted on Zoom by parishioners Jayne Misra and Sue Griffith.  The group will meet Wednesdays from 2:15-3:15 beginning February 17th.  The final meeting will be on Wednesday, March 17th March 24th.

Sign up here and we will email you the Zoom meeting details!

Pope Francis has declared 2021 the Year of St. Joseph! Join us this Lent as we learn about St. Joseph and prepare for total consecration to him.

What does it mean for a person to be consecrated to St. Joseph?
Well, it basically means that you acknowledge that he is your spiritual father, and you want to be like him. To show it, you entrust yourself entirely into his paternal care so that he can help you acquire his virtues and become holy. Total consecration to St. Joseph means you make a formal act of filial entrustment to your spiritual father so that he can take care of your spiritual well-being and lead you to God. The person who consecrates himself to St. Joseph wants to be as close to their spiritual father as possible, to the point of resembling him in virtue and holiness. Saint Joseph, in turn, will give those consecrated to him his undivided attention, protection, and guidance. (Source: www.consecrationtostjoseph.org)

To prepare ourselves for consecration to St. Joseph we will be using the book Consecration to St. Joseph by Fr. Donald Calloway (pick up a free copy in the narthex at any time).  In addition to working through the book, we invite you to join us on the Fridays of Lent for Mass, prayer, and a brief talk on St. Joseph.

DATES
(Fridays in Lent)
February 12th (Pre-Lent Kickoff)
February 19th
February 26th
March 5th
March 12th
March 19th (Consecration Day)

SCHEDULE
4:00 – Confessions
5:00 – Mass
5:30 – Stations of the Cross
6:00 – Talk
6:30 – Conclude
(Mass, Stations, and talk will be livestreamed)

SMALL GROUP

Are you preparing for Consecration to St. Joseph this Lent? Join our five-week small group and work through the material with others!

This small group is open to men and women and will be hosted on Zoom by parishioners Jayne Misra and Sue Griffith.  The group will meet Wednesdays from 2:15-3:15 beginning February 17th.  The final meeting will be on Wednesday, March 17th March 24th.

Sign up here and we will email you the Zoom meeting details!

About the Book

Consecration to St. Joseph emulates 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.

  • The program of preparation and consecration takes 33 days.
  • It’s recommended to choose a day that coincides with a liturgical feast of St. Joseph (as a parish we’ve chosen March 19th, the Solemnity of St. Joseph). Your consecration date is day 33 of the program.
  • You’ll spend about 20-30 minutes a day on a short exposition on one of the invocations in the powerful Litany of St. Joseph, followed by a reading on St. Joseph, concluding with the recitation of the Litany of St. Joseph.
  • If you miss a day, just make it up and continue your preparation.

Pick up a free copy of Consecration to St. Joseph in the narthex at any time!

You can also purchase the eBook here:
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