"Saint Joseph, after Mary, is the greatest saint and the most dear to Jesus." - Bl. Bartolo Longo
"If you wish to be closer to Christ, we again today repeat, "Go to Joseph". -Ven. Pope Pius XII
1. Do a Consecration to St. Joseph
Our family has been using Fr. Donald Calloway’s book. It has beautiful reflections and insights into the life of St. Joseph.
2. Color a picture of St. Joseph and ENTER THE COLORING CONTEST
Grab your colored markers and have fun coloring this St. Joseph coloring page. When you're finished, email us at . We'll be picking a winner from three different age categories. The winners will receive free downloads for a St. Joseph colored poster, Cat.Chat video episode, and the Cat.Chat Saint Coloring Book.
Be sure to include your child's name and age.
Age categories: 3-5 years old, 6-8 years old, 9-12 years old.
Contest ends at 11:59pm on Monday, March 22, 2021.
3. Say a daily prayer or litany to St Joseph
Dear St. Joseph, humble and obedient servant of God. I come before you seeking your powerful intercession.
Pray for me that I may live faithfully my personal vocation and mission. Help me to embrace silence so that I may hear the voice of Christ in my life so that he may guide me on the path he has chosen for me.
Equip me with the skills I need to accomplish my life’s work and protect me from worldly distractions that drive me away from God’s will.
In imitation of you St. Joseph, may I live by faith, humility, and obedience, submitting my mind and heart to God with complete trust and confidence in Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen!
St. Joseph, pray for us.
4. Place an image or statue of St Joseph in your home
5. Pray a 9 day Novena to St. Joseph
6. Listen and sing along to the Cat.Chat song about St. Joseph
You can download the song here.
7. Make Wednesdays special as it is the day of the week devoted to St. Joseph
With prayer and fasting, offer up your intentions to St. Joseph.
8. Read the stories or references of St. Joseph in the Bible
Matthew 1-2 tells the story of Joseph's dream, the birth of Jesus, the visit of the wise men, and the flight to Egypt.
Luke 1-2 tells the story of the Annunciation, the birth of Jesus, the presentation in the temple, and the finding of Jesus in the temple.
What ways have you honored St. Joseph during this special year dedicated to him?