Special Events

To celebrate the Year of St. Joseph

Celebrate the Year of St. Joseph

The Year of St. Joseph will take place in the Diocese of Charlotte from January 1, 2020 – May 1, 2021. Below is a list of events taking place to celebrate the Guardian and Protector of the Holy Catholic Church. Mark your calendars and get involved!

Year of St. Joseph 2020 Diocesan Events

January 1, 2020Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Kick-off Mass at Cathedral of St. Patrick with Bishop Peter Jugis.
Bishop Jugis will offer the 9:00am Mass & announce 2020 as the Year of St. Joseph
January 5-12, 2020Solemnity of the Epiphany
Sacred art featuring St. Joseph displayed via digital projection mapping onto the Diocesan Pastoral Center.
View on the lawn or sidewalk at 1123 South Church Street between the hours of 6:00pm – 10:30pm
March 19, 2020Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
All parishes are encouraged to have a feast day Mass in honor of St. Joseph.
Coronavirus update: To see which parishes are offering Mass and which parishes are live-streaming Mass, click here.
May 1, 2020Feast of St. Joseph the Worker
Outdoor Mass with Bishop Jugis at the new St. Joseph College Seminary.
22 Arctus Ave., Mt Holly, NC 28120
New time, 5:30pm: (Private) outdoor Mass on the new seminary campus.
Coronavirus update: Due to social restrictions the faithful are not permitted to attend. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be live-streamed on YouTube via the Catholic News Herald.
Stay tuned! TBA 2020Inaugural Seminary Open House Celebration
Open house / tours at the newly-built St. Joseph College Seminary.
22 Arctus Ave., Mt Holly, NC 28120
Coronavirus update: To be rescheduled when restrictions are lifted.
Watch the seminary official opening and blessing ceremony with Bishop Jugis here.
June 13, 2020Catholic speaker event on St. Joseph
Mariology professor Dr. Mark Miravalle will give a morning & evening talk on St. Joseph at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church followed by the annual parish Fatima procession. This event will be live-streamed.
11:00am: “St. Joseph
: Meet Your Spiritual Father”
7:00pm: “Our Lady of Fatima and St. Joseph, Patron of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart”
To watch Dr. Miravalle’s recorded talks, click here.
Sept. 11 – 12, 2020Catholic speaker event on St. Joseph
Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, author of Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of our Spiritual Father, is scheduled to speak on St. Joseph at the 2020 Eucharistic Congress for the Diocese of Charlotte.
Coronavirus Update: The 2020 Eucharistic Congress event at the Charlotte Convention Center has gone virtual. Watch Fr. Donald Calloway’s talk here.
Oct. – Nov. 2020Diocesan Mission on St. Joseph
Preached by the Fathers of Mercy at three parish locations:

November 2 – 5, 2020 with Fr. Joseph Aytona, CPM:
St. Mark Catholic Church, Huntersville, NC
(14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville, NC 28078)

November 9 – 12, 2020 with Fr. Ricardo Pineda, CPM:
Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kernersville, NC
(616 South Cherry St., Kernersville, NC 27284)

November 16 – 19, 2020 with Fr. Ricardo Pineda, CPM:
St. Barnabas Catholic Church, Arden, NC
(109 Crescent Hill Dr., Arden, NC 28704)

Find complete event information here.
December 19, 2020Journey to Bethlehem Advent Family Pilgrimage – due to continued social restrictions, this event is now changed to Year of St. Joseph Advent Challenge: Walk to Bethlehem with the Holy Family
December 27, 2020Feast of the Holy Family
11:00am Mass at the Cathedral of St. Patrick with Bishop Peter Jugis. Watch live here.