Year of Saint Joseph

Year of St. Joseph
December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021

During the Year of Saint Joseph

The prayer to St. Joseph after the Rosary is
ordinarily enriched with a partial indulgence (Handbook of Indulgences, conc. 19). During the Year of Saint Joseph, however—which lasts from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021—the use of this prayer has been included among those enriched with a plenary indulgence (see Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary issued Dec. 8, 2020, section E). It may be said on any day of the Year of Saint Joseph, but especially on his various feast days or other devotional days dedicated to St. Joseph:


  • December 27, 2020, the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

March 19, 2021, the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

May 1, 2021, the Optional Memorial of Saint Joseph the Worker

The nineteenth day of each month
every Wednesday, the traditional day of the week for devotions to Saint Joseph
“St. Joseph Sunday” and suitable days of other liturgical rites in the Eastern Catholic Churches