The Year of St Joseph



Novena to St. Joseph

As this is the year of St Joseph with March including his feast on the 19th and is the month of St Joseph, we have a Novena to St. Joseph for prayer from March 10 – March 18.  You can download a copy here:  Novena to St. Joseph

Consecration to St. Joseph For Men

In the midst of crisis, confusion, and a world at war with the Church, the men of Divine Mercy are invited to approach our model husband, father and breadwinner, a saint who's been through it all, who can advocate for our role as men through a Consecration to St. Joseph. Just as Jesus and Mary entrusted themselves entirely to the care and protection of St. Joseph as head of the Holy family, so too can we follow their example. "Consecration" refers to the act of setting yourself aside and dedicating yourself to be like St. Joseph as Jesus did. You entrust yourself into his paternal care so that he can help you acquire his virtues and become holy.

Beginning April 10, using a very minimally priced book, you'll spend about 20-30 min a day for 33 days 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, ending May 13.  Fr. Donald Calloway will bring to life the wonders, the power, and the ceaseless love of St. Joseph, Universal Patron of the Church and the Terror of Demons. Just as he was so engaged, heart and soul, in protecting and providing for that little family at Nazareth, Joseph, now in heaven is still the loving father and guardian of the whole Church with special emphasis on the "head of the family". Presented and guided by Deacon Brad Magill and Deacon David Penton through meetings, both in-person and zoom, will be held Saturdays April 10, 17, 24 and May 1 from 8:30-9:30.

Please contact the St. Cecelia parish office for registration at   515-295-3435.