By Lisa Gall, CCCB Communications
On the occasion of the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Husband of The Blessed Virgin Mary on March 19, 2021, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) announced the launch of a webpage and corresponding resources dedicated to this special memorial year entitled Celebrating the Year of St. Joseph.
This follows the Dec. 8, 2020 declaration of a Year of St. Joseph by Pope Francis, to mark the 150th anniversary of the proclamation by Pope Pius IX of St. Joseph as the Patron of the Universal Church.
A joint initiative of the CCCB’s Office for Evangelization and Catechesis, the Office for Family and Life, the National Liturgy Office and the Office national de liturgie, the new CCCB webpage will offer visitors several resources for use in parishes, religious communities, families and in schools, such as: prayers, litanies, and devotions; Consecration to Saint Joseph; Church documents; and catechetical resources for children, youth and adults.
A series of seven short video reflections based on the recent Apostolic Letter Patris Corde (With a Father’s Heart) are offered in both English and French. This resource for adult faith formation highlights each of the seven attributes of St. Joseph.
The webpage and its resources will be updated periodically throughout the Year of Saint Joseph.