Consecration to St. Joseph
Council: 13861 - SANFORD
On December 8, the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, Pope Francis proclaimed a Year of Saint Joseph from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021.In honor of the year of St. Joseph, and using Fr. Donald Calloway’s Book, “Consecration to St. Joseph” St. Thomas Council #13861 recruited participants, distributed books, and conducted two weekly discussion sessions.
Tuesday evenings after the 6PM Mass at St. Therese of Lisieux parish conference room, we met with 30 participants to follow the books 33 day consecration and discuss relevant topics developed each week. Father Alex Boucher participated, but Knights facilitated these sessions.
Saturday mornings we conducted a similar event with the 20 man That Man is You group in the St. Therese of Lisieux parish hall. This included pertinent video’s that spoke to each week’s topics, followed by small group discussions.
Knights of our council participated and facilitated each of the Tuesday and Saturday morning sessions.
On Sunday, August 1st at the 9AM Sunday Mass at Holy Family Church, after Holy Communion, our pastor, Father Bill Labbe invited all of the participants of the consecration to St. Joseph to stand. He led us in the prayer of consecration and blessed us.
Finally, 50 St. Joseph medals were blessed by Fr. Alex and distributed to participants in the program.
All participants expressed gratitude for the program, saying how it increased their Faith in God and knowledge of St. Joseph; man of Action and Terror of Demons!