On the feast of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis announced a Year of St. Joseph, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the saint’s proclamation as patron of the Universal Church.
We wonder why the Gospel makes so little mention of St. Joseph. But did it not say everything when it taught us that he was the husband of Mary?
Praying the Rosary with St. Joseph
Indulgences | Special Graces
Plenary Indulgence - Year of St. Joseph
For the year of St. Joseph, Archbishop Schnurr has designated St. Joseph at North Bend, in Dayton, and in Wapakoneta as temporary shrines. Make a visit to one of these 3 parishes during the year for an opportunity to receive a plenary indulgence.
How to receive the indulgence:
- Visit one of the designated Churches
- Recite an Our Father and the Creed
- Pray for the intentions of the Holy Father.
- Make a Sacramental Confession
- Receive Holy Communion
Please visit the church websites for visiting hours and devotional activities: