“Join me in a 33-day consecration of the
Diocese of Syracuse to St. Joseph.”
– Bishop Lucia
“Ite ad Joseph!” – “Go to Joseph!” Those words I learned as a very young child growing up in the North Country where on a clear day one could see in the distance the dome of St. Joseph’s Oratory on Mount Royal in Montreal. They are also an invitation for you and me, like St. Joseph, to listen evermore to the voice of God in our lives. What better time to do so than in the holy season of Lent, during which we will celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary, on March 19th. Read Bishop Lucia's Statement.
Our journey together begins February 15
We start our journey on February 15th to consecrate on March 19th, the feast of St. Joseph.
What is a Consecration to St. Joseph?
Consecrating oneself to St. Joseph is an act of entrustment to his fatherly care, protection, and guidance. In the same way that St. Joseph was Jesus’ guardian, the Church calls us to put ourselves under his faithful care and patronage. Having acknowledged that St. Joseph is our spiritual father, the person who consecrates himself to St. Joseph wants to be as close to him as possible, to the point of resembling him in virtue and holiness. Saint Joseph, in turn, will give those consecrated to him his undivided attention, protection, and guidance. Learn more.
“Each of us can discover in Joseph – the man who goes unnoticed, a daily,
discreet and hidden presence – an intercessor, a support and a guide in times of trouble.”
For more information, contact:
Mary Hallman, Director of Evangelization, email@example.com
Lisa Hall, Director of Family/Respect Life, firstname.lastname@example.org