Pope Francis proclaims “Year of St Joseph”
With the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” starting from 8th December 2020, to 8th December 2021. https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2020-12/pope-francis-proclaims-year-of-st-joseph.html Read more http://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/apost_letters/documents/papa-francesco-lettera-ap_20201208_patris-corde.html
Our Parish wishes to invite all parishioners to celebrate and reflect more deeply on St Joseph in this special year. In order to follow the example of St Joseph more closely, there will be a series of short reflections following the Litany of St Joseph published daily in our parish website, instagram, and facebook page, starting from 19th March 2021, the feast of St Joseph the Husband of Mary, to 1st May 2021, the feast of St Joseph the Worker; except during Holy Week and Easter Week, where we will take a break to ponder on the great Paschal Mystery of Jesus more deeply.
Moreover, this year our local Archdiocese is also celebrating its Bicentennial Anniversary. In the Catholic200SG prayer, there are 4 dangers to our faith clearly mentioned: Secularism, Materialism, Individualism, and Relativism. The last 4 days of the daily reflections will be dedicated to ponder about how the example of St Joseph can help us combat these 4 dangers to our faith.
Let us embark on this spiritual pilgrimage together as a parish family with St Joseph as our guide. May we gain inspiration from St Joseph to know Jesus more intimately, to love Jesus more ardently, and to follow Jesus more closely, such that we can become a more vibrant, evangelising, and missionary church. St Joseph, pray for us.