HONORING SAINT JOSEPH & CELEBRATING THE FAMILY
Ever-Present God, you know how much we love our children,
because you, too, are a parent. We are all your daughters and sons. Bless them with your joy and simplicity-as we share happy times of family love with them.

From We Gather Together: a Family Retreat with Activities to Prepare for First Eucharist
Saint Joseph: Slaughter of the Innocents, a weekly reflection from the editors of the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies.
The Gospel for All Ages offers prayer services, parish-wide gatherings, and small group discussions — all based on the Sunday Gospel message!

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Saint Joseph: Patron of the Poor, a weekly reflection from the editors of the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies.
The Gospel for All Ages offers prayer services, parish-wide gatherings, and small group discussions — all based on the Sunday Gospel message!

Click here for more resources to help learn, pray, and celebrate. 
St. Joseph, pray for us!
Saint Joseph: Patron of the Afflicted, a weekly reflection from the editors of the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies.
The Gospel for All Ages offers prayer services, parish-wide gatherings, and small group discussions — all based on the Sunday Gospel message!

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St. Joseph, pray for us!
Saint Joseph: Support in Difficulty, a weekly reflection from the editors of the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies.
The Gospel for All Ages offers prayer services, parish-wide gatherings, and small group discussions — all based on the Sunday Gospel message!

Dear St. Joseph, please pray for me to have the courage to follow your example,

to trust in God when he alters my plans and

to always do what he asks of me. Amen.
From Jesus, The Savior Among Us

Saint Joseph: Minister of Salvation, a weekly reflection from the editors of the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies.
The Gospel for All Ages offers prayer services, parish-wide gatherings, and small group discussions — all based on the Sunday Gospel message!

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St. Joseph, pray for us!

Saint Joseph,

 

you responded with faith and trust whenever

God called you to change your plans

and to journey along unfamiliar roads.

May we look to you as our model 

when God beckons us to step beyond our comfort zone

and travel along strange new pathways.

                                                       

                                   From Inviting God: Simple Creative Prayers for Meetings                                                                                                          

 

St. Joseph, Servant of Christ

a weekly reflection from the editors of the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies

Mighty Lord,

I long to free of fear.

If it be your will, help me, like your servant Joseph,

to hear the voice of your angel saying,

"Do not be afraid."

From The Lord is Near

Saint Joseph:Litany of Saint Joseph, (Click on title or piccture to read.)

 a weekly reflection from the editors of the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies.

 

Lord God, our Wisdom,
Your servant Joseph listened and obeyed, fulfilling his promise to marry Mary. Love and trust reigned. Continue to bless me with the wisdom to listen to your voice, to fulfill my promise to follow you. May love and trust reign in our Church.
Amen.       
From Heavenly Peace

 Saint Joseph: The Visit of the Magi—Part One, a weekly reflection from the editors of the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies. (Click on the title above to read the reflection.)

 

Loving Father, St. Joseph’s actions speak of his character, his obedience, and his spiritual perception. Through him you reveal the kind of person, parent, and spouse you treasure. Please continue to open my eyes to learn from him, in the loving, careful, and reverent treatment of your Son and his mother, how to respond in my family, my work, and my faith. Amen.


From 30 Days with 30 Saints

 

 

 Saint Joseph: The Visit of the Magi—Part Two, a weekly reflection from the editors of the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies.  (Click on the title above to read the reflection.)

 

Loving Father, St. Joseph’s actions speak of his character, his obedience, and his spiritual perception. Through him you reveal the kind of person, parent, and spouse you treasure. Please continue to open my eyes to learn from him, in the loving, careful, and reverent treatment of your Son and his mother, how to respond in my family, my work, and my faith. Amen.


From 30 Days with 30 Saints

 

Saint Joseph: Presentation in the Temple

Posted by Saints  from Pflaum Gospel Weeklies
 
Christians celebrate the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple on February 2. Sometimes it’s called the Purification of the Virgin, but the real emphasis is on Jesus. While that’s how we view it, that’s not how Joseph and Mary would have thought of it. The reason we have it a bit muddled is because Luke, who tells us the story, seems to have begun the tradition of this combination of events.
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Lord, help me create a solid foundation of faith for my family. Empower and equip me to lead my people in the way we should go. May we never turn from you.
From Pope Francis Celebrates Faith and Family
Saint Joseph and the Lily, a weekly reflection from the editors of the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies.
The Gospel for All Ages offers prayer services, parish-wide gatherings, and small group discussions — all based on the Sunday Gospel message!

HONORING SAINT JOSEPH & CELEBRATING THE FAMILY

 
HONORING SAINT JOSEPH & CELEBRATING THE FAMILY
God, please fill my heart with love and courage that I will more often be a good leader in my family.
From Pope Francis Celebrates Faith and Family
Timeline of Events, a weekly reflection from the editors of the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies.
The Gospel for All Ages offers prayer services, parish-wide gatherings, and small group discussions — all based on the Sunday Gospel message!
 
HONORING SAINT JOSEPH & CELEBRATING THE FAMILY

God, please fill my heart with love and courage
that I will more often be a good leader in my family.

From Pope Francis Celebrates Faith and Family

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Saint Joseph: At Home with the Holy Family, a weekly reflection from the editors of the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies.
The Gospel for All Ages offers prayer services, parish-wide gatherings, and small group discussions — all based on the Sunday Gospel message!

Father, thank you for the countless people who came before me and who brought me here today.
From Pope Francis Celebrates Faith and Family

HONORING SAINT JOSEPH & CELEBRATING THE FAMILY
Father, thank you for the countless people
who came before me and who brought me here today.

From Pope Francis Celebrates Faith and Family
 
 
During this special year, Children Celebrate! offers a special age-appropriate, faith-building activity for the children around you. Feel free to share it with parishes and schools!  
The Gospel for All Ages offers you prayer services, parish-wide gatherings, and small group discussions — all based on the Sunday Gospel message!
Click here for more resources to help learn, pray, and celebrate. 
St. Joseph, pray for us!

 

HONORING SAINT JOSEPH & CELEBRATING THE FAMILY
Lord, help me today to recommit my heart and my home to you.
May our thoughts, words and actions please you and bring you glory.
In Jesus’ name.

From Pope Francis Celebrates Faith and Family
 
 
During this special year, Children Celebrate! offers a special age-appropriate, faith-building activity for the children around you. Feel free to share it with parishes and schools!  
The Gospel for All Ages offers you prayer services, parish-wide gatherings, and small group discussions — all based on the Sunday Gospel message!
Click here for more resources to help learn, pray, and celebrate. 
St. Joseph, pray for us!
A Prayer for St. Joseph,
Patron of the Universal Church
 
 
 

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From the beginning of his papacy, Pope Francis has devoted much of his attention to the family. At World Youth Day in Brazil in 2013, he spoke often and profoundly to young people about faith and family, noting in one instance: "How precious is the family as the privileged place for transmitting the faith!"

 

With Pope Francis Celebrates Faith and Familywe honor family life and Pope Francis' commitment to the important role families play in nurturing our faith in God.

We welcome you into our home,
O Lord, and we open ourselves to the grace of your love.
We offer you our very lives in thanks.
Amen

From What Pope Francis says about Marriage & Family Life
 
 
During this special year, Children Celebrate! offers a special age-appropriate, faith-building activity for the children around you. Feel free to share it with parishes and schools!  
The twelve devotions in Made in His Image provide much needed scriptural assurance that our Heavenly Father has handcrafted us to be loved as his child and fashioned us to share that fatherly love in our families.
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St. Joseph, pray for us!
Mary, mother of Jesus and our mother too,
help us create a home where the desires of our hearts are met with faith.
Guide us to your Son, whose love we share.
Amen.

What Pope Francis says about Marriage & Family Life
 
Enjoy and share this Webinar Video for the Year of St. Joseph:
Joseph, Dreamer or Believer: Is There a Difference?
Presented by Sister Eileen McCann, CSJ.
 
 
During this special year, Children Celebrate! offers a special age-appropriate, faith-building activity for the children around you. Feel free to share it with parishes and schools!  
Celebrate your faith together as a family this Lent as you go through the season “With Our Savior!” Every day of Lent is an opportunity to bring yourself and your family closer to the joy of Easter.
Click here for more resources to help learn, pray, and celebrate. 
St. Joseph, pray for us!
 
 
During this special year, Children Celebrate! offers a special age-appropriate, faith-building activity for the children around you. Feel free to share it with parishes and schools!  
Amid the forced changes, difficult choices, and losses of the past year, Connie Clark invites families to discover hope as we listen for the calming voice of God in the chaos.

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Fr. Alex Castro, A.A., Pastor at St. Anne & St. Patrick Parish in Fiskdale, MA, reflects on the Year of St. Joseph proclaimed by the Holy Father Pope Francis.
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