Consecration to St. Joseph Drawing on the wealth of the Church's living tradition, Fr. The chart below lists suggested dates for making your consecration to St. Joseph. Yes, of course. Joseph," is an honorary designation for the grueling office job I've held for the last three-and-a-half years, namely, the director of the Association of Marian Helpers . The spiritual fatherhood of St. Joseph is extremely important for your spiritual growth. The holidays can be times of joy and sorrow for many people. Fr. Total consecration to Mary is not diminished by total consecration to St. Joseph. There are eight recommended start dates provided in the book. For the new Marian Press title Meet Your Spiritual Father: A Brief Introduction to St. Joseph by Dr. Mark Miravalle, Hearts Afire: Parish-based Programs creator Fr. Saint Joseph, in turn, will give those consecrated to him his undivided attention, protection, and guidance. Additionally, the Holy See has proclaimed 2021 the Year of St. Joseph for the Universal Church. Donald Calloway's new consecration program starts on February 16. I received this wonderful book last week. But God provided in a way St. Joseph didn’t expect. It should be noted, however, that the consecration can be done at any time. To show it, you entrust yourself entirely to his paternal care so that he can lovingly help you acquire his virtues and become holy. Everything you have given to Jesus and Mary can also be given to St. Joseph. In anticipation of the Archdiocesan consecration to Saint Joseph on December 8, 2020, Archbishop Hebda wrote, “On that date, the Church Universal will be marking the 150th anniversary of Pope Pius IX’s proclamation of Saint Joseph as the Patron of the Universal Church. While the Catholic Church has held St. Joseph up as a model and example of … The next beginning date for a consecration to St. Joseph begins on Feb. 16, with 33 days leading to the Solemnity of St. Joseph on March 19. You did what the angel commanded and so we go to you in time of need. Father Calloway rightly points out that now is the time of St. Joseph. De Montfort developed a 33-day preparation period and act of consecration, renewing one’s baptismal vows, on a major feast day of Our Lady. But the Holy Spirit has made it clear that now is the time of St. Joseph. To make a 33-day consecration, we recommend that you use the new book Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father by Fr. For example, if we want to make our act of consecration on the Solemnity of St. Joseph, which is March 19th, then we’d begin on February 15th (or the 16th, if in a leap year). Pope Francis Declares "Year of St. Joseph" Starting December 8th, 2020!!! “And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. I want to do your will, and I’m trying my best—why is this so difficult?!”. Chart for the dates to start consecration. And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn” (Luke 1:4-7). I preordered this book "Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father" back in September, 2019 and I was one of the thousands who prayed for it's publication. This section and meditation show St. Joseph’s faithfulness in rescuing Jesus and Mary in different life and death circumstances (Mat. To make a 33-day consecration, we recommend that you use the new book Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father by Fr. After the Virgin Mary, Roman Catholics believe that Saint Joseph is the most beloved and efficacious saint in heaven, as well as a guardian and protector of the Church. O Glorious Patriarch and Patron of the Church! Mary is your spiritual mother, and St. Joseph is your spiritual father. The Consecration to St. Joseph March 19, 2020 To the other saints, the Lord seems to have given grace to help us in some of our necessities. Donald Calloway, MIC. Donald Calloway, MIC, calls on all of us to turn to St. Joseph, entrust ourselves, our Church, and our world to our spiritual father's loving care, and then watch for wonders when the Universal Patron of the Church opens the floodgates of Heaven to pour out graces into our … Advent Talk on St. Joseph with Julie Onderko the talk begins at the 21 minute mark. Listen to a podcast with Fr. O great St. Joseph, whom God has made the Head of the Holy Family, accept me, I beseech you, though utterly unworthy, to be a member of your “Holy House.” Present me to your Immaculate Spouse; ask her also to adopt me as her child. Drawing upon this important devotional practice, Father Donald Calloway proposes a similar consecration to her spouse, St. Joseph, in his new book, Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father (Marian Press, 2020). Ideally, families and groups could organize themselves to make the consecration together. One of my favorite sections in the book “CONSECRATION TO ST.JOSEPH, THE WONDERS OF OUR SPIRITUAL FATHER” by Fr. ©1999-2020 Archdiocese of Denver. Thankfully, we have someone who can identify with that sorrow, and he wants to intercede for us. Furthermore, Joseph’s obedience to the angel initiates his guardianship over the Holy Family, which continues in his protecting role as protector of Jesus’ household, the Church. And while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered. But it was also a very stressful night for him, probably more than for anybody else. Get your copy of Consecration to St. Joseph at As we celebrate Christmas this year, we ask for the prayers of St. Joseph—that we might let go of how we think things ought to be, and abandon ourselves to the beauty of God’s plan. Act of Consecration to St. Joseph. Obtain for me a greater purity of heart and fervent love of the interior life. Pope Francis' Apostolic Letter on St. Joseph Buy a book. On the final day a simple ceremony could be planned where the group recites the consecration prayer together led by their pastor or parochial vicar following the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. In faithful imitation of Jesus and Mary, I place myself and all my concerns under your care and protection. The book leads through a 30-day preparation period through its three sections, the first of which examines Joseph’s titles in his litany, the second of which looks at the wonders related to his life and role in the Church, and the final of which offers prayers to him. Fr. Consecration to St. Joseph (Day 1). The person who consecrates himself to St. Joseph wants to be as close to their spiritual father as possible, to the point of resembling him in virtue and holiness Saint Joseph, in turn, will give those consecrated to him loving attention, protection, and guidance” (5). At that point, I imagine Joseph standing in the middle of road, looking up to the Heavens, and saying to the Lord, “Really?! You are not a member of a single-parent spiritual family. Donald Calloway's book Consecration to St. Joseph essentially is a 33 day Novena ending in a Consecration. The 33-day program can be done by individuals, parishes, and entire diocese. Filed Under: News. St. Joseph and the mysterious mix of joy and sorrow. Donald Calloway, MIC. Then, as God often does, he gently reminded me of St. Joseph. O Virgin Spouse of the Virgin Mother of God! All rights reserved. O adopted father of Jesus, pray to your Son for us. NOTE THAT WHILE IN REPRINT, BOOKS WILL COME IN TIME FOR MARCH 30 NOVENA [Resources: Consecration to Saint Joseph] Share Tweet. He knocked on the door of the only inn in town. The inn-keeper, seeing Joseph and his pregnant wife, was not willing to make room for them; he turned them away. Have you ever met a man whose wife is going into labor? Console and strengthen me with the presence of Jesus and Mary so that, with you, I may praise and adore the Holy Trinity for all eternity. Below you’ll find more information. The next one, of … There’s a chart in the book suggesting beginning and ending dates. It’s called Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of our Spiritual Father and it follows a method similar to the tried-and-true 33-day preparation method employed by St. Louis de Montfort in his Marian consecration. Fr. Obtain for me a greater purity of heart and fervent love of the interior life. Calloway’s book includes material for six weeks of group meetings leading up to the consecration. The savior of the world was born, and Joseph was the first to see him with his own eyes! When I sat down to write this preparation for consecration to St. Joseph back in 2014, I realized an amazing coincidence: It was my last day as "Fr. Joseph, MIC." Father Calloway rightly points out that now is the time of St. Joseph. The chart below lists suggested dates for making your consecration to St. Joseph. If your family’s goal is to grow in holiness this year, consecration to St. Joseph may be for you. The Year of St. Joseph has been extended in the Diocese of Charlotte to May 1, 2021, the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. Fr. Joseph models many virtues, particularly for fathers and workers, demonstrating obedience, trust, fidelity, and strength. Definitely a book for our time, Consecration to St. Joseph is dedicated to meeting the challenges of the present moment and restoring order to our Church and our world, all through the potent paternal intercession and care of St. Joseph. Each day readers are presented with a brief reading to complete and prayers. He had to leave his home with his pregnant wife to make the journey to Bethlehem for Caesar’s census. Also included is a section referenced throughout the 33 days with reading assignments pulled from. Our Lady is the mother of all the disciples joined to her son, as members of his Body, Sts. Forsake me not, but adopt me as a servant and child of the Holy Family. They were a hundred miles from home, they didn’t know anybody in Bethlehem, and he was not an expert in delivering babies! Some couples are going to do it to end on their marriage anniversary date. Generously sized 24" chain allows for greater versatility and comfort. That title, "Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC). I had started the day with some idea of how things would go, and when the day didn’t go according to my plans, I got upset that God wasn’t doing my will! To you, after Jesus and Mary, I consecrate my body and soul, with all their faculties, my spiritual growth, my home, and all my affairs and undertakings. Donald Calloway, MIC. The hearts of Jesus, Mary, and St. Joseph are one. Amen. Joseph, MIC." The chart below lists suggested dates for making the consecration during the Year of St. Joseph St. Joseph is the patron saint of the entire Church, and he knows that sometimes joy and sorrow are mixed in the mystery of love! Archbishop Hebda will formally inaugurate the Year of St. Joseph and consecrate the archdiocese to St. Joseph Dec. 8, the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pope Pius IX’s declaration of St. Joseph as the Patron of the Universal Church. Why Consecration to St. Joseph? If you’d like to do the consecration but cannot purchase the book, you can simply recite a prayer to St. Joseph for 33 days (for example, the Litany of St. Joseph) and conclude on the final day with the consecration prayer below. It wasn’t as comfortable as Joseph had wanted for Mary and Jesus, but he was grateful for what they had. Although we all have patron saints, particularly through our baptismal and confirmation names, there are some saints who play such a central role in salvation that the Church honors them universally. Calloway also just released an audio-version of the book, which includes the Litany of St. Joseph in song, both English and Latin. With her, pray that I may constantly think of Jesus, and serve him faithfully to the end of my life. Total consecration to St. Joseph means you make a formal act of filial entrustment to your spiritual father so that he can take care of your spiritual well-being and lead you to God. But my experience is that St. Joseph helps us in them all; also that the Lord wishes to teach us that, as He was subject on earth to Saint Joseph, so in heaven He now does all that Joseph asks. He's the priest who is also wrote 33 Days to Morning Glory, which is an updated version of a the works of St. Louis DeMontfort leading to Total Marian Consecration. Donald Calloway discussing the consecration to St. Joseph here. Toggle navigation. Although his arrangement may be new, the book contains acts of consecration to St. Joseph written by St. Alphonsus Liguori, St. Bernadine of Siena, and St. Peter Julian Eymard. "Joining with a number of dioceses throughout the U.S., our Archdiocese will be observing a Year of St. Joseph, beginning Dec. 8, 2020. For those who have already done the consecration to Jesus through Mary, Father Calloway recommends this consecration as well: “God desires that all his children be committed to the love and care of a mother and a father” (ibid.). Nothing seemed to be going my way that day. Donald Calloway, MIC, sat down with ChurchPOP English editor Jacqueline Burkepile to discuss his new book, Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father.. Fr. He had to be panicking on the inside, but trying to seem calm on the outside. NEW SPECIAL REPORT: A GLOBAL MYSTERY. As a cradle Catholic, I only knew that St. Joseph is the human father of our Lord Jesus but was never taught of this man's virtues or his greatness while he lived. You can purchase 100-pack St. Joseph medals here. The next beginning date for a consecration to St. Joseph begins on Feb. 16, with 33 days leading to the Solemnity of St. Joseph on March 19. In recognition of the emphasis the Church has placed on St. Joseph in recent centuries, Fr. We also need him as a protector of purity and the sanctity of family. Amen. Calloway's Website To show it, you entrust yourself entirely into his paternal care so that he can help you acquire his virtues and become holy. We need him as a guide for working and living in the world in faith and obedience. Out of all the men in the world, St. Joseph was chosen by God to be the head of the Holy Family. Consecration to St. Joseph prayer included; Faithful expression of love for a man you cherish; A round St. Joseph pewter medal bears the image of St. Joseph and the Christ Child in a tender embrace. “Jesus, living under the roof of St. Joseph and being his Son, gave us a personal example of total entrustment to St. Joseph” (Fr. We may be familiar with consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary, in particular the method popularized by St. Louis De Montfort which consists of 33 days of spiritual preparation. Fr. Then, while they are there, it came time for her to give birth. Jesus wants you to consecrate yourself to St. Joseph! The consecration will take place 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul. Special prayer card contains the Consecration Prayer to St. Joseph. O dearest St. Joseph, I consecrate myself to your honor and give myself to you, that you may always be my father, my protector and my guide in the way of salvation. Conescraton to St. Joseph. Donald Calloway, In order to strengthen our daily devotion to him, I would also propose the following prayer based on the Bible’s references to his role (including the prefigurement of the Old Testament): Joseph, Son of David, you are the just man the Lord placed over His house. To consecrate oneself on May 1, the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, you’d start your preparation on March 30th. Father Calloway has mimicked the 33-day consecration to Mary for this consecration to Joseph. Every Christian should develop a relationship with these saints — particularly Jesus’ close family and friends — who will, in turn, draw us into deeper friendship with Jesus. That title, "Fr. This illustration highlights several dates and feast days that Marian Father Donald Calloway, center, suggests Catholics consider when planning a 33-day “Consecration to St. Joseph.” Watch over me at all times, but especially at the hour of my death. Michael Gaitley, MIC, composed a special nine-day preparation for entrustment to St. Joseph. O Guardian and Virginal Father of the Word Incarnate! Although it possible to overlook St. Joseph in the story of salvation history due to his silence in the Gospels, he plays an essential role as the “Son of David.” Joseph is the heir to the great king and, thus, it is through his adopted fatherhood that Jesus inherited the Davidic throne.