Welcome to the Year of St. Joseph
January 1, 2020 – May 1, 2021
Diocese of Charlotte
December 8, 2020 – December 8, 2021
Universal Catholic Church
Celebrating the Year of St. Joseph
Bishop Peter Joseph Jugis announced that the Diocese of Charlotte will celebrate the “Year of St. Joseph” from January 1, 2020 to May 1, 2021 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of St. Joseph being solemnly declared Patron of the Catholic Church by Pope Pius IX in his decree Quemadmodum Deus.
Throughout the year we strive to honor St. Joseph as the guardian and protector of the Church and her faithful with heartfelt prayer and devotion, encouraging all to take his virtuous life as our model for fulfilling our personal vocation to holiness.
“Let us ask St. Joseph to intercede for us, to obtain God’s blessing on us as we make our way in life this year.” — Bishop Peter Jugis
Honoring the Patron of Families
and the Catholic Church
“We must be convinced that, in consideration of his great merits, God will not refuse St. Joseph any grace he asks for those who honor…
“Inspired by the Gospel, the Fathers of the Church from the earliest centuries stressed that just as St. Joseph took loving care of Mary and…
“If Joseph was so engaged, heart and soul, in protecting and providing for that little family at Nazareth, don’t you think that now in heaven…