Consecration to St. Joseph

Pope Francis declared the “Year of St. Joseph” on the 150th Anniversary of the proclamation of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church in the apostolic letter entitled, Patris Corde (With a Father’s Heart). It was released on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8, 2020).

To honor this, we will be offering a Consecration to St. Joseph book prayer/study experience beginning February 11, 2021 and ending with the consecration to St. Joseph on March 19, 2021, the Solemnity of St. Joseph. Many have consecrated to the Blessed Mother and what a wonderful time to consecrate our hearts to St. Joseph as well.

We will use the book, “Consecration to St. Joseph, The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father” By Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC.

We have ordered 300 books and it is the hope they will arrive on time. We will distribute them on the first day of the meetings. If you wish participate from home and join virtually, we will have the extras available in the parish office.

What does it mean to consecrate yourself to St. Joseph?

Well, it basically means that you acknowledge that he is your spiritual father, and you want to be like him. To show it, you entrust yourself entirely into his paternal care so that he can help you acquire his virtues and become holy. Total consecration to St. Joseph means you make a formal act of filial entrustment to your spiritual father so that he can take care of your spiritual well-being and lead you to God. The person who consecrates himself to St. Joseph wants to be as close to their spiritual father as possible, to the point of resembling him in virtue and holiness. Saint Joseph, in turn, will give those consecrated to him his undivided attention, protection, and guidance.

If you have already consecrated yourself to the Virgin Mary, can you be consecrated to St. Joseph, as well?

The answer is a resounding “Yes!” God desires that all children be committed to the care of a mother and a father. You are not a member of a single-parent spiritual family. Mary is your spiritual mother, and St. Joseph is your spiritual father. The spiritual fatherhood of St. Joseph is extremely important for your spiritual growth. Total consecration to Mary is not diminished by total consecration to St. Joseph. Mary wants you to consecrate yourself to St. Joseph! Jesus wants you to consecrate yourself to St. Joseph! Everything you have given to Jesus and Mary can also be given to St. Joseph. The hearts of Jesus, Mary, and St. Joseph are one.

Program Overview

Consecration to St. Joseph emulates the tried-and-true preparation method employed by St. Louis de Montfort in his Marian consecration, highlighting many of St. Joseph’s titles, privileges, and heroic virtues.

  • The program of preparation and consecration takes 33 days.
  • It can be undertaken on your own or in a group!
  • If you desire to participate as a group, see our Time & Locations below. All in person meetings are in the Parish Meeting Rooms (PMRs) and will follow COVID safe protocols. Also note, there is a virtual option for those that are unable to meet in person.
  • Meetings begin on February 11th, 2021 with the actual first reading beginning on February 15th, 2021. Our first meeting will be about the process and how to get started.
  • If you want participate on your own, you can get a copy of the book at mass on Sunday (while supplies last) and then you can begin your first day on Monday.
  • We will consecrate as a parish on the Feast of St. Joseph, March 19th after 8 AM mass.

Time & Locations (Choose one):

  • Every Thursday after 8AM Mass - St. Pius X, Parish Meeting Rooms (PMRs)
  • Every Thursday at 7PM - St. Pius X, Parish Meeting Rooms (PMRs)
  • Every Thursday at 11AM - Virtual through Zoom
    • If you interested in participating virtually, please email Janet for the link!

Questions? Contact:

Janet Lees 859-341-4900 ext. 206 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Daily Content

Date Content
Monday, February 15th, 2021

Day 1: Why Consecration to St. Joseph?

Lauren Hawkesworth, South Africa
Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi serving in Atlanta, GA

The Hebrew meaning of Joseph is, “God will Increase.” Hence, St. Joseph is, “The Increaser.” He has the power to help you increase your spiritual life and your relationship to God.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Day 2: The Litany of St. Joseph

Ricky Walker, Atlanta, GA

This litany of St Joseph dates back to at least the 16th Century and highlights his virtues. By daily reading his virtues during these 33 days, we can better learn and model his virtues, too.

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

Day 3: God, the Father of Heaven, Have Mercy on Us.

Ally Wheeler, Michigan
Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi serving in Atlanta, GA

God the Father chose only one person on earth to represent him, St. Joseph. The Heavenly Father entrusted the paternal care of Jesus on earth to St. Joseph. Jesus loved and obeyed St. Joseph. St. Joseph will take care of you, also, and increase the presence of the Heavenly Father in your life.

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

Day 4: God, the Son, Redeemer of the World, Have Mercy on Us.

Lisa Small, New Zealand
Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi serving in Atlanta, GA

St. Joseph was the loving and faithful guardian and protector to the Virgin Mary and Jesus. He brought many to encounter, understand and love his Son. He can help you grow in your love for Jesus too.

Friday, February 19th, 2021

Day 5: God, the Holy Spirit, Have Mercy on Us.

Emily Roman, North Carolina
Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi serving in Atlanta, GA

Imitate St. Joseph, a model of holiness. He listened to the promptings of the Holy Spirit, even while asleep.

Saturday, February 20th, 2021

Day 6: Holy Trinity, One God, Have Mercy on Us.

Fr. Peter Devereux LC, Dunedin, New Zealand
Legionary of Christ serving in Raleigh, NC

St. Joseph is father of the earthly trinity, (Jesus, Mary and Joseph). God bestowed upon him the gifts and graces required to guide the Holy Family and oversee the domestic and temporal needs of Jesus.

Sunday, February 21st, 2021

Day 7: Holy Mary, Pray for Us.

Beth Van Dorpe, Florida
Lay member of Regnum Christ

St. Joseph is the most Marian of all the saints. He was the first human to totally consecrate himself to her. In marriage, he consecrated himself to her perpetual virginity. He provided, protected and served her. Allow him to bring you closer to Our Blessed Mother.

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

Day 8: St. Joseph, Pray for Us.

Elizabeth Stromberg, Baltimore, MD
Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi serving in Atlanta, GA

St. Joseph is foremost over all the saints and is given exalted status by the Doctors of the Church. To better understand the reverence due to God and his saints: Latria (Greek Adoration) to God; Hyperdulia (highest reverence) to the Virgin Mary; Protodulia (first revered) to St. Joseph, and Dulia (revered) to all the other saints.

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Day 9: Noble Offspring of David, Pray for Us.

Gaetane Auger, France
Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi serving in Atlanta, GA

“The espousals between Joseph and Mary are an episode of great importance. Joseph was of the royal line of (King) David and, in virtue of his marriage to Mary, would confer on the Son of the Virginon God’s Sonthe legal !tle of “Son of David,” thus fulfilling the prophecies.” (Pope Benedict XVI) Hence, St. Joseph is of royal blood and a noble offspring of David.

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Day 10: Light of Patriarchs, Pray for Us.

Jordan Beachnau, Royal Oak, MI

As the Old Testament Patriarchs were obedient, wise and faithful to God, St. Joseph goes beyond these “fathers.” He bears the true Light of the World, Jesus, to us.

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Day 11: Spouse of the Mother of God, Pray for Us.

Lauren Hawkesworth, South Africa
Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi serving in Atlanta, GA

“St. Joseph was the spouse of Mary. In the same way, each father sees himself entrusted with the mystery of womanhood through his own wife. Dear fathers, like St. Joseph, respect and love your spouse; and by your love and your wise presence, lead your children to God.” (Pope Benedict XVI)

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Day 12: Chaste Guardian of the Virgin, Pray for Us.

Lauren Hawkesworth, South Africa
Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi serving in Atlanta, GA

St. Joseph exercises both chastity and celibacy. Pure in heart, he is in control of his passions, and in marriage, united to the Blessed Virgin in heart, mind and soul, but never in body. He protects her virginity as he is called by God to celibacy. We are all called to chastity; however, some are called to celibacy for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven.

Saturday, February 27th, 2021

Day 13: Foster Father of the Son of God, Pray for Us.

Elizabeth Stromberg, Baltimore
Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi serving in Atlanta, GA

St. Joseph is both foster and spiritual father to Jesus. His fatherhood is perpetual, faithful and authoritative. Allow St. Joseph to be your spiritual father also, guiding you on your spiritual journey here on earth and in heaven.

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

Day 14: Zealous Defender of Christ, Pray for Us.

Gudelia Guerra, Mexico
Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi serving in Manila, Philippines

St. Joseph took Jesus and Mary to Egypt to escape the murderous plot of Herod. A dangerous foreign land filled with pagan idolatry, thieves, he had to secure work to feed, clothe, and shelter his family. You too must defend Jesus and His Church against a growing hostility to the Christian faith. Ask St. Joseph to help you become a zealous defender.

Monday, March 1st, 2021

Day 15: Head of the Holy Family, Pray of Us.

Karla Amezcua, Mexico
Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi serving in Washington DC

Historically, God established the father as the “head” of the family. St. Joseph was the head of the Holy Family. Mary and Jesus looked to him for security, love, guidance, protection. If husbands and fathers imitate St. Joseph, the family unit grows stronger. Fr. Calloway suggests to make St. Joseph the spiritual head of your family. Obtain a statue or a beautiful image of St. Joseph, and place it in a prominent place in your home.

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Day 16: Joseph Most Just, Pray of Us.

Grace Sullivan, Kentucky
In discernment year program with the Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi in Atlanta, GA

“In Hebrew, a just man means a good and faithful servant of God, someone who fulfils the divine will, or who is honorable and charitable toward his neighbor.” (St Josemaria Escriva) St. Joseph is a just man.

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Day 17: Joseph Most Chaste, Pray for Us.

Fr Patrick O’Laughlin LC, New York
Legionary of Christ serving in Atlanta, GA

Both the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph shared the virtue of chastity. "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also" (Lk 12:34). Saint Joseph has three treasures: Jesus, Mary and you. The heart of St Joseph is the heart of a loving father and you have access to his heart. The Chaste Heart of St. Joseph is your home. Turn to St. Joseph to receive the grace of a chaste heart that loves fully.

Thursday, March 4th, 2021

Day 18: Joseph Most Prudent, Pray for Us.

Natalia Santos, El Salvador
Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi serving in Atlanta, GA

Human prudence is a virtue that uses practical reason to discern the true good in every situation and the right means of achieving it. In supernatural prudence, one uses his mind and heart to discern how God is best served, often causing personal sacrifice and suffering. St. Joseph placed himself in God’s Will. He will help you serve God, too.

Friday, March 5th, 2021

Day 19: Joseph Most Courageous, Pray for Us.

Karla Amezcua, Mexico
Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi serving in Washington DC

Courage is derived from “cour,” or “heart.” He had fortitude, a cardinal virtue that strengthens one to do the will of God, especially during hardships and suffering. People of courage love the good more than the fear of suffering and evil. Life has its ups and downs. Ask St. Joseph to help you in your trials.

Saturday, March 6th, 2021

Day 20: Joseph Most Obedient, Pray for Us.

Michelle Chandler, California
RC Member

As disobedience to God by our first parents (Adam and Eve) caused all mankind to fall into sin, the obedience of our new parents (Joseph and Mary) brought forth the Son of God and Salvation. Ask St. Joseph to help you obey the 10 Commandments and the teachings of the Catholic church.

Sunday, March 7th, 2021

Day 21: Joseph Most Faithful, Pray for Us.

Elizabeth Stromber, Baltimore, MD
Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi serving in Atlanta, GA

St. Joseph had faith and trusted in God’s Will for him, both in good and difficult times (birth of Jesus, flight into Egypt, finally finding young Jesus in the Temple, home life in Nazareth). He trusted Jesus. If you live the teachings of Jesus, and the spiritual and moral teachings of the Catholic faith, you may be ridiculed by others. Stand firm and imitate St. Joseph.

Monday, March 8th, 2021

Day 22: Mirror of Patience, Pray for Us.

Sarah Gagnier
Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi serving in Atlanta, GA

No doubt, St. Joseph had to be patient and await God’s Divine Providence (Mary’s 3month visitation to Elizabeth, the flight and stay in Egypt until the angel brought word of safety at home, searching for the young Jesus for 3 days in Jerusalem). Patience is a virtue. Obtaining patience requires time, love, forgiveness and mercy. We live in a “time constraint” society. It creates stress. Ask St. Joseph to help you learn patience.

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

Day 23. Lover of Poverty, Pray for Us.

Emily Roman, North Carolina
Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi serving in Atlanta, GA

The Holy Family was very poor. St. Joseph could purchase only 2 turtle doves instead of a pricier lamb for the Presentation. The Magi’s gift of gold helped provide for the Holy Family’s life in Egypt. The Holy Family lived in a simple home in Nazareth. Detachment of wealth/materialism brings one closer to God. Ask St. Joseph to help you become spiritually rich in the Kingdom of God.

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Day 24: Model of Workman, Pray for Us.

Adrienne Rolwes, St Louis, MO
Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi serving in Atlanta, GA

St. Joseph taught Jesus the work of a carpenter. Work is essential, and diligent work benefits the soul. However, there is a needed balance between work, time for God, family and rest. St. Joseph will help you teach that balance.

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

Day 25: Glory of Domestic Life, Pray for Us.

Eileen Weick, Canada
Lay Member of Regnum Christi living in California

Jesus lived with St. Joseph and Mary for 30 years before beginning his public ministry. The Holy Family shared work, meals, celebrations and prayers together. Ask St. Joseph to bless your home and your domestic life.

Friday, March 12th, 2021

Day 26: Guardian of Virgins, Pray for Us.

Fr Stephen Dyas, LC
Legionary of Christ in Switzerland

St. Joseph shared a life of celibacy, along with the Virgin Mary and Jesus. Many religious saints have written of their prayers to St. Joseph for his intercession in protecting their purity. Let us ask St. Joseph for his guidance and protection over all consecrated men and women in their living of celibacy and we pray that St Joseph will help all of us to live a life of chastity in joy.

Saturday, March 13th, 2021

Day 27: Pillar of Families, Pray for Us.

Rachel Peach, Akron, OH
Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi serving in Cincinnati, Ohio

A pillar is a firm support. St. Joseph was a firm foundation for the Holy Family. The Holy Family is the pillar of families. The Holy Family put God first; sharing prayers, meals, love, forgiveness, and mercy. Modern society has witnessed the breakdown of the family and the negative consequences on individuals, especially, children. Ask St. Joseph to help make your family strong.

Sunday, March 14th, 2021

Day 28: Comfort of the Afflicted, Pray for Us.

Heidi Seubert, Cottonwood, ID
Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi serving in Cincinnati, Ohio

In life, you cannot escape sorrow. Life has many challenges and problems: financial, emotional, health, worries, death of loved ones, difficulties in relationships. Many have grown up without the presence of a loving father. Rest in St. Joseph’s fatherhood, he will offer comfort.

Monday, March 15th, 2021

Day 29: Hope of the Sick, Pray for Us.

Lisa Small, Auckland, New Zealand
Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi serving in Atlanta, Georgia

St. Therese of Lisieux, and St. Theresa of Avila speak of their physically healing after prayers to St. Joseph to intercede before God. Their prayers were answered. St. Joseph offers hope in times of sickness.

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

Day 30: Patron of the Dying, Pray for Us.

Elizabeth Stromberg, Baltimore, MD
Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi serving in Atlanta, GA

Joseph died a holy and happy death. Tradition says that St. Joseph died in the loving presence of Mary and Jesus. We will all die. We need to prepare ourselves for our own deaths. “St. Joseph is the patron and protector of a happy death. Those who pray to him are certain to die in good dispositions. He is the model of those who wish to die in the Lord.”) St. Perter Julian Eymard.

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

Day 31: Terror of Demons, Pray for Us.

Fr. Brett Taira, LC. California
Legionary of Christi serving in Atlanta, GA

St. Joseph alone bears this title, “Terror of Demons.” Why are demons terrified of St. Joseph? It is because he alone was the spouse of the Immaculata, he spent many years in “adoration” of Jesus, he had paternal authority over Jesus. St. Joseph is often depicted holding a lily. The lily represents the sword of purity. It is a spiritual weapon. It is the sword that pierces the serpent dragon. When pressed by evil, go to St. Joseph.

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Day 32: Protector of the Holy Church, Pray for Us.

Michelle Reiff, Iowa
Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi living in Atlanta, GA

In 1870, St. Joseph was proclaimed, “Patron of the Universal Church.” Patron come from the root word, “pater,” “father.” The Church continues to undergo division. Many outside and inside the Church threaten her. Let us pray to St. Joseph to safeguard the Church and help restore her to order.

Friday, March 19th, 2021

Day 33: He Made Him the Lord of His Household, and Prince Over All His Possessions.

Lisa Small, Auckland, New Zealand
Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi serving in Atlanta, Georgia

“As Almighty God appointed Joseph, son of the patriarch Jacob, over all the land of Egypt to save grain for the people, so when the fullness of time was come and he was about to send on earth his only-begotten Son, the Savior of the world, he chose another Joseph of whom the first had been a type, and he made him the lord and chief of his household and possessions, the guardian of his choicest treasures.” (Blessed Pope Pius IX)

CONSECRATION DAY - Congratulations for having completed the 33 Day preparation to Consecration to St. Joseph!

Prayer of Consecration to St. Joseph

O Glorious Patriarch and Patron of the Church! O Virgin Spouse of the Virgin Mother of God! O Guardian and Virginal Father of the Word Incarnate! In the presence of Jesus and Mary, I choose you this day to be my father, my guardian, and my protector. O great St. Joseph, whom God has made the Head of the Holy Family, accept me, I beseech you, though utterly unworthy, to be a member of your “Holy House.” Present me to your Immaculate Spouse; ask her also to adopt me as her child. With her, pray that I may constantly think of Jesus, and serve him faithfully to the end of my life. O Terror of Demons, increase in me virtue, protect me from the evil one, and help me not to offend God in any way. O my Spiritual Father, I hereby consecrate myself to you. In faithful imitation of Jesus and Mary, I place myself and all my concerns under your care and protection. To you, after Jesus and Mary, I consecrate my body and soul, with all their faculties, my spiritual growth, my home, and all my affairs and undertakings. Forsake me not, but adopt me as a servant and child of the Holy Family. Watch over me at all times, but especially at the hour of my death. Console and strengthen me with the presence of Jesus and Mary so that, with you, I may praise and adore the Holy Trinity for all eternity.