The Apostolic Penitentiary issued a decree on December 8, 2020, formally announcing the decision of Pope Francis to celebrate the Year of Saint Joseph through December 8, 2021. 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.

Upcoming Events

Consecration of the Archdiocese to St. Joseph
Friday, March 19, 2021
Celebrating the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Archbishop Hartmayer will celebrate the 12:10 PM Mass and consecrate the Archdiocese of Atlanta to St. Joseph’s protection and intercession.

Consecrate Yourself to St. Joseph
March 31-May 1.
With Consecration to St. Joseph, by Donald H. Calloway as our guide, we’ll prepare ourselves as a parish to consecrate ourselves to St. Joseph on May 1, the feast of St. Joseph the Worker.

Prayers to St. Joseph

Prayer of Consecration for the Archdiocese

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.

Blessed Joseph, to us too,
the Church of the Archdiocese of Atlanta,
show yourself a father
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage,
and defend us from every evil.

Dear Saint Joseph,
as shepherd of this particular Church,
I entrust and consecrate
the Archdiocese of Atlanta
to your prayers and protection.
By your intercession, we pray
for a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit,
to bring about our own deeper conversion,
a stronger reliance upon the word of God,
and a renewed Eucharistic life
devoted to our Lord
and to the service of our neighbor.

Courageous and Just Saint Joseph,
you were the virginal father
and first guardian and adorer of our Lord Jesus Christ
in the tabernacle of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s womb.
Grant this Archdiocese a renewed love of Jesus
in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
and in His Most Blessed Sacrament,
that we may be transformed by our Eucharistic Lord
to fulfill the vocation and mission given to each of us
and to His Church in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

Saint Joseph, Guardian of the Virgin and of the Son of God,
Pillar of Family Life and Comfort of the Afflicted,
Hope of the Sick and Patron of the Dying,
Terror of Demons and Protector of the Church,
Pray for us!

Amen.

Pope Francis’ Daily Prayer to St. Joseph

Glorious Patriarch Saint 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.

Litany of St. Joseph
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
God our Father in heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Noble son of the House of David, pray for us.
Light of patriarchs, pray for us.
Husband of the Mother of God, pray for us.
Guardian of the Virgin, pray for us.
Foster father of the Son of God, pray for us.
Faithful guardian of Christ, pray for us.
Head of the Holy Family, pray for us.
Joseph, chaste and just, pray for us.
Joseph, prudent and brave, pray for us.
Joseph, obedient and loyal, pray for us.
Pattern of patience, pray for us.
Lover of poverty, pray for us.
Model of workers, pray for us.
Example to parents, pray for us.
Guardian of virgins, pray for us.
Pillar of family life, pray for us.
Comfort of the troubled, pray for us.
Hope of the sick, pray for us.
Patron of the dying, pray for us.
Terror of evil spirits, pray for us.
Protector of the Church, pray for us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
God made him master of his household, And put him in charge of all that he owned.

Let us pray.

O God, who in your inexpressible providence
were pleased to choose Saint Joseph
as spouse of the most holy Mother of your Son,
grant, we pray,
that we, who revere him as our protector on earth,
may be worthy of his heavenly intercession.
Through Christ our Lord.
R/. Amen.

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