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Do you need special protection & care for your family at this time of all the unprecedented level of uncertainties & chaos around us?

Turn to St Joseph, the Head of the Holy Family, the Patron of the Universal Church & the Terror of Demons!

It's the Year of St Joseph and we started our 33-day preparation for consecration to St Joseph on Jan 1 .

Do not let this opportunity of grace pass you by!

Join the parish in this do-it-yourself 33-day prayer journey with St Joseph.

While this is a home retreat (15- 30 minutes reading a day), we will be meeting with Fr Joseph for 3 more Wednesday nights ( Jan 13, Jan 20, Jan 27) for prayers & group sharing. This will be after our Rosary at 8:15pm via our Gotomeeting conference call. (Click for link)

Our actual day of Consecration to St Joseph will be on Tuesday, Feb 2, 2021, on the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus, during our 7PM Mass.
MATERIALS NEEDED
(for those joining this self-retreat)

You will need the guide book by Fr Don Calloway, " Consecration to St Joseph."

If you do not have the book yet, it would be best to download the E-book (online book) for $9 ,which you can immediately access on your phone or computer. You can use this as your material throughout the retreat or as a back up to the hard copy book. Order directly HERE. or from Amazon, for either the e-book or actual book.
FR DON CALLOWAY'S REFLECTIONS FOR EACH OF THE 33 DAYS-
Live-streamed videos.

Below are video links of Fr Don Calloway's reflections on each of the 33 days from a guided retreat led last May 2020.
This is a big help for our daily journey. Click by the day.
SCHEDULE
Below is our schedule for the 33-day Preparation for Consecration to St Joseph with the corresponding pages in the book:
Welcome to Consecration to St. Joseph! You are about to begin a journey that will change your life.

By Fr Donald Calloway.

What does it mean to consecrate yourself to St. Joseph?
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.

Read more: https://www.consecrationtostjoseph.org/introduction.html
From Bishop Gerard Battersby (Detroit):

In making this consecration to St. Joseph, we are asking the Holy Spirit, through the patronage of St. Joseph and in imitation of him, to bring into relief the identity we received at our baptism, reborn in order that we might permanently turn our gaze to wonder at Mary’s motherhood, to the infant who grew in wisdom and strength, that by his suffering, death, and resurrection, a world is redeemed, a love unassailable definitively and forever proclaimed. Jesus, by his sacred person and flesh, has remade the family into a God-bearing manger, which holds the mystery of sonship, of true spousal self-donation, of lifelong chaste fidelity to the will of God and the glory of his name.

Below: The Truth About St. Joseph and Spiritual Warfare (Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC) and why we are doing the 33-Day Consecration to St Joseph.
THE YEAR OF ST JOSEPH was proclaimed by Pope Francis last Dec 8, 2020, on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Perfect timing!!!
By Vatican News staff writer

Pope Francis on Tuesday announced a special year dedicated to St. Joseph starting from 8 December 2020 until 8 December 2021, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of St. Joseph as the Patron of the Universal Church, as well as the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady.

The Apostolic Penitentiary also issued a decree granting special indulgences for the duration of the special year to celebrate the anniversary and “to perpetuate the entrustment of the whole Church to the powerful patronage of the Custodian of Jesus.”

During this period, the faithful will have the opportunity to commit themselves “with prayer and good works, to obtain, with the help of St. Joseph, head of the heavenly Family of Nazareth, comfort and relief from the serious human and social tribulations that besiege the contemporary world today.”

Devotion to St. Joseph
The decree signed by Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, the Major Penitentiary of the Apostolic Penitentiary, and the Regent, Fr. Krzysztof Nykiel, notes that devotion to St. Joseph has grown extensively throughout the history of the Church, “which not only attributes to him high reverence after that of the Mother of God his spouse but has also given him multiple patronages.”

At the same time, the Magisterium of the Church continues to discover “old and new greatness in this treasure which is St. Joseph, like the master in the Gospel of Matthew who brings from his storeroom both the new and the old.”

Therefore, the gift of indulgences granted through a decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary by mandate of the Holy Father “will be of great benefit to the perfect attainment of the appointed purpose.”
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