The Apostolic Penitentiary of the Vatican, which is the dicastery of the Roman Curia that oversees the practice of Indulgences, has issued a Decree granting different options to gain a Plenary Indulgence for the “Year of St. Joseph” that was proclaimed by Pope Francis on December 8, 2020 – the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. The special Year in honor of the Guardian of the Redeemer will last from December 8, 2020 through December 8, 2021 and has been announced in honor of the 150th Anniversary of Pope Pius IX’s proclamation in 1870 of St. Joseph as the “Patron of the Universal Church” (Quemadmodum Deus).
Every Christian is challenged, here and now, to be actively engaged in evangelization; indeed, anyone who has truly experienced God’s saving love does not need much time or lengthy training to go out and proclaim that love.
Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.
Saint Catherine of Siena
Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.
Saint Augustine of Hippo
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
C. S. Lewis
Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. It is the greatest gift anyone can give.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Beginning May 6, 2020, Masses will be reopen to the public. However, we will have a maximum capacity of 150 people and also ask that during this time you continue to be mindful and practice social distancing. For more information on what to expect as we reopen Masses to the public, click here to watch a video from our pastor, Father Michael Nixon.