Homily on the Solemnity of St. Joseph
Bishop Estevéz's Homily
Known as a humble carpenter, the foster father of Jesus, and even the Terror of Demons, St. Joseph was declared the patron of the universal church by Pope Pius IX in 1870. 2020 marks this declaration’s 150th anniversary. At the request of Bishop Felipe Estévez, with the Sisters of St. Joseph, the Diocese of St. Augustine will commemorate the year 2020 as a Year of St. Joseph with the theme “Go to Joseph,” extending until March 21, 2021, the feast of St. Joseph.