The Year of St. Joseph
In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, Pope Francis has proclaimed a Year of Grace dedicated to Saint Joseph to be celebrated by all Catholics throughout the world from December 8, 2020 until December 8, 2021.
All parishioners are therefore encouraged to spend time this year growing closer to Saint Joseph by getting to know him better, honoring him, imitating his virtues and asking for his intercession.
To celebrate this holy and grace-filled time, our parish will sponsor several events in honor of Saint Joseph. One of the first events will be a Solemn Mass celebrated on his feast day, March 19, 2021. Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli, the Bishop Emeritus of Paterson, will be the main celebrant and homilist.
Parishioners are cordially invited to join us, not only for the Mass on March 19, but for all special events to be celebrated during this holy year. Please regularly consult the parish website and church bulletin for the most up-to-date information on new activities, events and resources.
May this year be a time of great spiritual renewal for all of us as we more deeply entrust ourselves to the care of Saint Joseph, the Guardian of the Redeemer, the Protector of the Virgin Mary and the Patron of the Universal Church.
Saint Joseph, pray for us!
Parish Mission/Retreat: A Week with Saint Joseph
Join us for Spiritual Talks given Mon, Apr 12 - Thu, Apr 15 during the 9:00am Mass, and repeated during the 7:00pm Mass. Talks to be presented by Rev. Dennis Kaelin, a priest in the Archdiocese of Newark and gifted speaker who has given numerous retreats and days of recollection to youth, families, seminarians, consecrated women, and parish groups.
No registration needed – simply come to Mass each day.
The Solemnity of St. Joseph - March 19
6:30pm Prayers in honor of St. Joseph. 7:00pm Solemn Mass
Celebrant: Most Rev. Arthur Joseph Serratelli, Bishop Emeritus of Paterson
Lenten Regulations for Friday, March 19, 202103-15-2021
It’s March 2021, and that means it’s the month dedicated to St. Joseph in this current year dedicated to St. Joseph. And coming up on March 19, it’s the Solemnity of St. Joseph. What does all this mean, in short? It’s time for some feasting.
But wait, you might say. Feasting within Lent? This cannot be so. Yet while it’s true that Lent is typically reserved for fasting, penance and almsgiving, Catholics would be remiss if we didn’t take advantage of the opportunities to rejoice, even during this solemn season.READ MORE
Now Available: Scriptural Novena to Saint Joseph by The Most Rev. Arthur J. Serratelli, Bishop Emeritus of Paterson03-13-2021
An invaluable resource for those who want to grow in their knowledge of Saint Joseph and deepen their devotion to him.
Written with deep devotion and respect for Jesus’ earthly father, these nine biblical reflections with accompanying prayers will help you to grow in your knowledge and love of St. Joseph. You, your family, and the Church across the world will be blessed by praying to the holy, humble, just, and trustworthy St. Joseph. He has the power to assist and protect us as he did most perfectly for Mary and their Son, Jesus.READ MORE
Catholics may obtain a Plenary Indulgence for the Year of Saint Joseph03-12-2021
Pope Francis has decreed a Year of St. Joseph in which Catholics will have the opportunity to obtain a special Plenary Indulgence.
Plenary Indulgences remit all temporal punishment due to sin.
To receive a Plenary Indulgence, one must fulfill the following: Be detached from sin, receive sacramental Confession, receive Holy Communion, pray for the intentions of the pope and do any one of the following:READ MORE
Prayers to St. Joseph
- Prayer to God, the Eternal Father
- Prayer to Saint Joseph, Husband of Mary
- Prayer to Saint Joseph, Father of Jesus
- Prayer to Saint Joseph, the Just Man
- Prayer to Saint Joseph, the Humble Man
- Prayer to Saint Joseph the Worker
- Prayer to Saint Joseph, the Man of Faith
- Prayer to Saint Joseph, the Man of Silence
- Prayer to Saint Joseph, Protector of the Church
- Act of Consecration to Saint Joseph
- Traditional Prayer to Saint Joseph
- Prayer to Saint Joseph for a Happy Death
- Prayer for a Special Intention
- Memorare to St. Joseph
- Litany of St. Joseph
- Act of Consecration to St. Joseph
Litany of St. Joseph
Lord, have mercy on us Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us, Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the World, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, pray for us.
St. Joseph, pray for us.
Renowned offspring of David, pray for us.
Light of Patriarchs, pray for us.
Spouse of the Mother of God, pray for us.
Chaste guardian of the Virgin, pray for us.
Foster father of the Son of God, pray for us.
Diligent protector of Christ, pray for us.
Head of the Holy Family, pray for us.
Joseph most just, pray for us.
Joseph most chaste, pray for us.
Joseph most prudent, pray for us.
Joseph most strong, pray for us.
Joseph most obedient, pray for us.
Joseph most faithful, pray for us.
Mirror of patience, pray for us.
Lover of poverty, pray for us.
Model of artisans, pray for us.
Glory of home life, pray for us.
Guardian of virgins, pray for us.
Pillar of families, pray for us.
Solace of the wretched, pray for us.
Hope of the sick, pray for us.
Patron of the dying, pray for us.
Terror of demons, pray for us.
Protector of Holy Church, pray for us.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Jesus.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Jesus.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, O Jesus.
He made him the lord of his household And prince over all his possessions.
Let us pray:
O God, in your ineffable providence you were pleased to choose Blessed Joseph to be the spouse of your most holy Mother; grant, we beg you, that we may be worthy to have him for our intercessor in heaven whom on earth we venerate as our Protector: You who live and reign forever and ever.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.