Celebrating the Year of St Joseph (8 December 2020 – 8 December 2021)
Pope Francis in his Apostolic Letter, Patris Corde, called the Church to set aside 2021 as a year to focus our attention on St Joseph as patron of the Universal Church.
Saint Mary MacKillop and Fr Julian Tenison Woods, the co-founders of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart, chose St Joseph to be patron of the Congregation and so we rejoice in this opportunity to pray with and for the people of God with St Joseph.
- 19 March the feast of St Joseph
- 1 May the feast of St Joseph the Worker;
- 8 August the feast of St Mary MacKillop and;
- 7 October the anniversary of the death of Fr Julian Tenison Woods.
Julian’s Day 2021: Let’s learn to live in harmony with nature!
To celebrate the 7 October anniversary of the death of Fr Julian Tenison Woods, co-founder of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, this year we have done something special.
Fr Julian was a man of many talents: an environmentalist, scientist, priest, explorer, campaigner for social justice and the rights of Indigenous people, among many others.
To introduce Fr Julian to the next generation, we have produced the attached resources for children and adults.
View the resources below.
Celebrating St Mary MacKillop in the Year of St Joseph
To celebrate the feast of St Mary MacKillop in the Year of St Joseph we offered seven short video reflections.
These videos draw together themes from the life of St Mary, the seven qualities of St Joseph in Pope Francis’ document Patris Corde, and the life of experience of diverse Christians.
View all the videos below.
A Month With St Joseph
Beginning on the feast of St Joseph the Worker, you’re invited to participate in four weeks of prayer.
Each video reflection is accompanied by a pdf copy of the prayers, images and hymns for each week.
- Week 1 – Joseph, the one who listened
- Week 2 – Joseph, the one who lived with uncertainty
- Week 3 – Joseph, the one who trusted in God to provide
- Week 4 – Joseph, the one who lived with trust and courage
You may download the entire booklet for the four weeks using the link below.
View the videos below.
Seven Days of Prayer with St Joseph