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Published on Friday, February 12, 2021

Consecration to St. Joseph

Consecration 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.

To mark the 150th anniversary of St. Joseph being named “Universal Patron of the Church,” Pope Francis declared the Year of St. Joseph to take place from Dec. 8, 2020 through Dec. 8, 2021. Accordingly, the Diocese of Buffalo will participate in a diocesan-wide consecration to St. Joseph during the period of Feb. 15 through March 19. The Diocese of Buffalo will begin the consecration Monday, Feb. 15 in collaboration with each parish and will conclude with Mass celebrated with Bishop Michael W. Fisher at St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo, on the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Friday, March 19 at 12:10 p.m.

How Our  Parish will Participate:

¨ We will meet in the church on the following Mondays: February 15, February 22, March 1, March 8 and March 15 from 6:30-8pm.

¨ Those who are unable to attend in person are invited to join us via live-stream at:

   http://ssppchurch.com/Our-Church/Live-Stream

¨ Participants are asked to call the Parish Office at: 632-2559 or e-mail us at:

[email protected]

to register so that we may provide you with weekly updates.  If you are unable to register in advance, you may register at the first meeting.

¨ The first meeting on February 15 will cover the Introduction & Day 1 from the book, pages 1-14.

¨ The text materials we will be using are listed below.

Resource Materials Needed:

A 30-page guide with prayers and resources can be found at: https://www.buffalodiocese.org/documents/Communique/33-Days-of-Prayers-and-Daily-Challenge%20(ENGLISH).pdf

Or get  the consecration book, Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father, by Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC. Price: Your donation, plus $5.25 shipping. Offered until March 1. Visit StJosephNow.org or call 1-800-462-7426. (One per household.)

Consecration 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.

To mark the 150th anniversary of St. Joseph being named “Universal Patron of the Church,” Pope Francis declared the Year of St. Joseph to take place from Dec. 8, 2020 through Dec. 8, 2021. Accordingly, the Diocese of Buffalo will participate in a diocesan-wide consecration to St. Joseph during the period of Feb. 15 through March 19. The Diocese of Buffalo will begin the consecration Monday, Feb. 15 in collaboration with each parish and will conclude with Mass celebrated with Bishop Michael W. Fisher at St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo, on the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Friday, March 19 at 12:10 p.m.

How Our  Parish will Participate:

¨ We will meet in the church on the following Mondays: February 15, February 22, March 1, March 8 and March 15 from 6:30-8pm.

¨ Those who are unable to attend in person are invited to join us via live-stream at:

   http://ssppchurch.com/Our-Church/Live-Stream

¨ Participants are asked to call the Parish Office at: 632-2559 or e-mail us at:

[email protected]

to register so that we may provide you with weekly updates.  If you are unable to register in advance, you may register at the first meeting.

¨ The first meeting on February 15 will cover the Introduction & Day 1 from the book, pages 1-14.

¨ The text materials we will be using are listed below.

Resource Materials Needed:

A 30-page guide with prayers and resources can be found at: https://www.buffalodiocese.org/documents/Communique/33-Days-of-Prayers-and-Daily-Challenge%20(ENGLISH).pdf

Or get  the consecration book, Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father, by Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC. Price: Your donation, plus $5.25 shipping. Offered until March 1. Visit StJosephNow.org or call 1-800-462-7426. (One per household.)

 

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