Other Resources

Apostolic Letter, Patris Corde of the Holy Father Francis
On the 150th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church
WITH A FATHER’S HEART: that is how Joseph loved Jesus, whom all four Gospels refer to as “the son of Joseph”.  Click here to read the full letter.


Prayer to St. Joseph after the Rosary – USCCB
This prayer to Saint Joseph—spouse of the Virgin Mary, foster father of Jesus, and patron saint of the universal Church—was composed by Pope Leo XIII in his 1889 encyclical, Quamquam pluries. He asked that it be added to the end of the Rosary, especially during the month of October, which is dedicated to the Rosary. It may be said after the customary Salve Regina and concluding prayer, and may also be used to conclude other Marian devotions.
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Novena to St. Joseph: For Those on the Path of Adoption – USCCB
Each day of the novena includes:

  • Intention for the day
  • Scripture reading
  • Prayer
  • Petition to St. Joseph
  • Concluding prayers

Click here to download materials for the novena.


Litany of Saint Joseph – USCCB
This litany is ordinarily enriched with a partial indulgence (Manual of Indulgences, conc. 22). During the Year of Saint Joseph, however—which lasts from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021—the use of the Litany of Saint Joseph has been included among other prayers to St. Joseph enriched with a plenary indulgence (see Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary issued Dec. 8, 2020, section E), which may be earned once a day subject to the usual conditions: sacramental confession, reception of Holy Communion, prayer for the intentions of the Pope, and a total detachment to all sin, including venial sin.
Click here to download the Litany.


Around the Diocese of Orlando

Priests’ Lenten Gathering – Reflection by Reverent Kevin MacDonald, C. Ss. R – A Father’s Love
Glorious Patriarch St. Joseph, whose power makes the impossible possible, come to my aid in
these times of anguish and difficulty. Take under your protection the serious and troubling
situations that I commend to you, that they may have a happy outcome. My beloved father, all
my trust is in you. Let it not be said that I invoked you in vain, and since you can do everything
with Jesus and Mary, show me that your goodness is as great as your power. Amen. read more…

Diocese embraces Year of St. Joseph
Parishes around the Diocese of Orlando are celebrating the Year of St. Joseph, proclaimed by Pope Francis on Dec. 8, 2020. The year coincides with the 150th anniversary of St. Joseph’s appointment as the Patron of the Universal Church by Pope Pius IX… read more

Homily of Bishop John Noonan – Mass for Life – January 21, 2021
Pope Francis dedicated the year 2021 to St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church that we the people of God may discover “the man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet and hidden presence,” as a source of spiritual guidance and support in our daily. Today we begin also our novena of nine days of Masses and prayers for gift of life… read more

Saint Matthew Catholic Church, Winter Haven

Click here on Tuesdays to join The Consecration to St. Joseph  https://saintmcc.com/news/consecration-to-st-joseph

St. Matthew CC will also have a Parish Lenten encounter focusing on St. Joseph. For more information, click here.

St. Mary, Rockledge

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Annunciation, Orlando

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