March 19th is the feast of St Joseph, Husband of Mary. What better way to honor our parish Patron Saint than by starting a group Consecration to Saint Joseph.
Obviously, most of this takes place during Lent, where we are already in more prayer mode. Starting February 15, 2022, and concluding on March 19, 2022, please consider beginning a 33-day Consecration to Saint Joseph in one of several ways:
- Read the book daily following the guidance of Father Donald Calloway. Begin with the introductory prayers and Consecration on Day 1, continuing daily until the culmination on March 19.
- Follow the Consecration to Saint Joseph narrated & cleric led by Father Calloway, on YouTube. Fr. Calloway is a convert & his passion for Saint Joseph is contagious.
- Follow the Consecration to Saint Joseph, with priests at Saint Joseph Shrine in Detroit, on YouTube also. This is a shorter version, with private readings on your own. Canon Michael Stein & Canon Adrian Sequeira trade-off narrating Consecration dailies. This is more subtle than Fr. Calloway, but equally reverent & led by a cleric.
- A combination of any or all three without missing a day, culminating with a full Consecration to Saint Joseph on his Feast Day of March 19.
A weekly group Zoom meeting has been suggested to check in with each other, keep each other on tract, and share the learning experience of Saint Joseph. If you are interested in participating in this or have any questions, please email Gino Lombardi
O blessed Joseph, faithful guardian of my Redeemer,
protector of thy chaste spouse,
the virgin Mother of God,
I choose thee this day
to be my special patron and advocate
and I firmly resolve to honor thee
all the days of my life.
Therefore I humbly beseech thee
to receive me as thy client,
to instruct me in every doubt,
to comfort me in every affliction,
to obtain for me and for all
the knowledge and love of the Heart of Jesus,
and finally to defend and protect me
at the hour of my death. Amen