During the month of March, please join us in making a 31-day novena to St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, to ask his intercession for the following intentions:
The requested prayers for this novena include the Rosary (5 decades) followed by the Prayer to St. Joseph (To Thee, o Blessed Joseph…) and the Litany of St. Joseph. Then on March 19th, we will publicly renew, at the end of Mass, the Society’s Consecration to St. Joseph that was done on March 19th, 2013. We are also providing a 31-Day Novena to St. Joseph by St. Alphonsus that can be used as a supplement to the requested novena prayers.
May this be an occasion to strengthen our confidence in St. Joseph’s powerful intercession and his protection of the Church.
Rev. Fr. John Fullerton
U.S. District Superior
Catholics today understand the Church’s observance of Lent and Holy Week has undergone significant changes over two millennia. But how, and when did the practice begin?Geography, divergent spiritual traditions, and even differences in calculating the date of Easter (Pascha) contributed to diverse liturgical practices across Christendom—practices which themselves have morphed within the local churches from which they originally arose.