Year of St. Joseph


Pope Francis proclaimed a Year of St. Joseph to run December 8, 2020, through December 8, 2021. In conjunction with the announcement, the Pope released the apostolic letter, Patris Corde (With a Father’s Heart).

In celebration of this special year dedicated to St. Joseph, Loyola Press highlights resources for exploring St. Joseph and his role as a hidden, though loving and beloved father, who showed courage and acceptance.

Feast Days

Saint Joseph—Feast Day March 19

Saint Joseph the Worker—Feast Day May 1


Prayer to St. Joseph, the Protector of the Church

A Journey with Mary and Joseph (A Las Posadas Prayer)

For My Father

3-Minute Retreat: Open to Listen

3 Minutos De Retiro: Dispuesto a escuchar

3-Minute Retreat: Believe in Your Dreams

3 Minutos De Retiro: Cree en tus sueños


St. Joseph as a Patron Saint video with Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan

5 Things About Christmas with St. Joseph by William Byrne

Arts & Faith: The Dream of Saint Joseph

Saying Yes to God: Joseph’s Yes by Catherine Wiecher Brunell

Homelessness by Jane Knuth

I Am Yosef by Tim Muldoon

Joseph’s Yokes by Loretta Pehanich

Three Lessons Catechists Can Learn from St. Joseph by Darcy Osby

Three Things the Holy Family Can Teach Us About Saying Yes to God by Becky Eldredge

Pop-Up Catechesis: St. Joseph and a Place for Introverts in the Church


Saint Joseph Activities Pack

Retelling the Story of Mary and Joseph

Trust Me, My Friend

Finding Jesus

The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) Vigil Mass (Matthew 1:1–25)

The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) Mass at Dawn (Luke 2:15–20)

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, December 27, 2020 (Luke 2:22–40)

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, December 26, 2021 (Luke 2:41–52)

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, Cycle A (Matthew 2:13–15,19–23)

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, January 1 (Luke 2:16–21)

Sunday Connection: Fourth Sunday of Advent, Cycle A (Matthew 1:18–24)

Silence Is Golden

Books and More

Learn more about St. Joseph with these Loyola Press products.

My Life with the Saints by James Martin, SJ

Mi vida con los santos by James Martin, SJ

Who Cares About the Saints? (DVD) by James Martin, SJ

My Best Teachers Were Saints by Susan Swetnam

Voices of the Saints by Bert Ghezzi

Little Lessons from the Saints by Bob Burnham

Saints and Feast Days by Sisters of Notre Dame of Chardon Ohio

The Loyola Treasury of Saints by David Self

Loyola Kids Book of Bible Stories by Amy Welborn

Loyola Kids Book of Catholic Signs & Symbols by Amy Welborn

Wanderlight: A Pilgrim’s Adventure (Video Game)