Feast of St Joseph


Year of St Joseph   Pope Francis asks that 2021 be a special ‘Year of St Joseph’.

His recent Apostolic Letter ‘With a Father’s heart’ (Patris Corde) speaks of the role of father, of protector, and of honouring all the wonderful people who quietly and unnoticed play an incomparable role in the history of salvation, mentioning all worldwide who have shown wonderful care over the past year. The Feast day of St Joseph is on Friday 19th March.

Pope Francis reflects on St Joseph as a father under seven headings:   

  • beloved,   
  • tender and loving,   
  • obedient, 
  • accepting, 
  • creatively courageous,  
  • working,   
  • and ‘a father in the shadows’.