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The Year of the St Joseph

Pope Francis has proclaimed this year ‘The Year of Joseph’ (8 December 2020 to 8 December 2021). During this time, we will providing different opportunities to help us all to think about St Joseph and pray to Him.

‘Saint Joseph reminds us that those who appear hidden or in the shadows can play an incomparable role in the history of salvation.’ Pope Francis (8th December 2020)

Celebrating the life of St Joseph, and calling on him for help, is particularly relevant at this time. When so many people are experiencing difficulty, we are becoming more aware of how much we owe to so many ordinary, hardworking people.

Through the Year of St Joseph, the Church is reminding us that we have a powerful friend in Heaven who, having lived and worked so long in the shadows like so many unsung heroes, is working tirelessly for us and with us in the here and now.

At St Joseph's, we are looking at how we can celebrate this year with our pupils. Working with our Student Faith Council, we are looking at how we learn from and celebrate the life of St Joseph.