News across the Diocese of Charlotte

Show your love for St. Joseph!

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Check back here for media coverage of Year of St. Joseph events across the diocese!

Dr. Mark Miravalle Speaking Event

On Saturday, June 13, 2020, Dr. Mark Miravalle, Mariology professor at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, gave a series of talks to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Charlotte.

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Mass for the Solemnity of St. Joseph (March 19, 2020) offered by Fr. Roux at the Cathedral of St. Patrick

Create a Table of St. Joseph

The Italian tradition of a St. Joseph Table is among the devotions being encouraged during the Year of St. Joseph in the diocese.

The “Tavola di San Giuseppe” (“St. Joseph’s Table” or “St. Joseph’s Altar”) originated in Sicily, which claims St. Joseph as its patron. It is practiced on March 19, the feast of St. Joseph. March 19 is also Father’s Day in Italy, which is fitting as St. Joseph was the foster father of Jesus.

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33-Day Consecration to St. Joseph

Parishioners across the Diocese of Charlotte are encouraged to make a consecration to St. Joseph during this special Year of St. Joseph.

One of the recommended resources for a consecration to St. Joseph is a new book: “Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father,” written by Marian Father Donald Calloway. Father Calloway serves as vocation director of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception and currently resides in Steubenville, Ohio.

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Celebrate the Year of St. Joseph by making a Pilgrimage…

This is an extraordinary year in the life of the Church in the Diocese of Charlotte.

Bishop Peter Jugis has declared 2020 as the Year of St. Joseph, according to this year’s special commemora-tion of the life of St. Joseph, the Guardian and Protector of the Holy Catholic Church.

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Sacred Art Light Show to Inaugurate the Year of St. Joseph

Spectacular images of sacred art were projected onto the Diocesan Pastoral Center in uptown Charlotte during the Octave of Epiphany to kick off a special year of celebrations devoted to St. Joseph. You can read more from the Catholic News Herald here.

Inaugural Homily for the Year of St. Joseph

During his homily for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God on January 1, 2020, Bishop Peter Jugis announced the opening of the Year of St. Joseph for the Diocese of Charlotte.

Why Celebrate St. Joseph?

The Catholic Church as always fostered a strong devotion to St. Joseph as the head of the Holy Family, yet he has become increasingly prominent in the spiritual life of the Church over the past 150 years as Patron of the Universal Church.

Here’s a look at why St. Joseph is so important to our faith and the Church: Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ chose to enter the world through the human family. He came as an infant born into the marriage and home of the two holiest people who ever lived: Joseph and Mary.

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