Consecration of Saint Joseph
“If Joseph was so engaged, heart and soul, in protecting and providing for that little family at Nazareth, don’t you think that now in heaven he is the same loving father and guardian of the whole Church, of all its members, as he was of its Head on earth? – Ven. Pope Pius XII
Just as Jesus and Mary entrusted themselves entirely to the care and protection of St. Joseph as the head of the Holy Family, so too can we follow their example. “Jesus, living under the roof of St. Joseph and being his Son, gave us a personal example of total entrustment to St. Joseph” (Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC).
We may be familiar with the consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary, particularly the method popularized by St. Louis De Montfort, consisting of 33 days of spiritual preparation. In recognition of the emphasis the Church has placed on St. Joseph in recent centuries, Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, has introduced a similar Consecration to St. Joseph, complete with 33 days of readings and prayers leading up to a prayer of consecration recited on a feast day connected to St. Joseph.
A group of parishioners at SJCC will be making their Consecration to St. Joseph at the parish St. Joseph Day Celebration on May 6. Please join us! If you have already consecrated yourself to Mary, you can still be consecrated to St. Joseph as well.
We will kick off the consecration at an event held on March 31 at 6:00 pm. The kickoff will be held in a corner of the Chaminade Center during the Friday Lenten Dinner. If you would like to place an order to eat during the kickoff or an order for carry out, click here.
Between March 31 and May 6, you will be asked to complete the readings and prayers in the Consecration to St. Joseph book, linked below, and watch some short videos. The preparation period will be self-guided.
If you are interested in participating, please sign up below, and purchase your book before March 31st.