Year of St. Joseph

May 1, 2020-May 1, 2021

Bishop Callahan Announces
“Year of St. Joseph”

17 April 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
Christ is Risen, Alleluia! He is Risen, Indeed. Alleluia!

I invite you to celebrate and pray with me to Our Mother, Mary, and Our Patron, Joseph, starting on 1 May, the Solemnity (for us) of St. Joseph, the Workman. The Holy Mass was celebrated in our Cathedral that bears his name at 12:00 noon.  This Mass marked the beginning of a year of thanksgiving, petition, and honor to St. Joseph along with many prayers of special intention for his blessings upon our families (Patron Saint of Husbands, Fathers, and Families) and upon all our beloved dead (Patron Saint of a Happy Death) and special needs of our Diocese (Patron Saint of the Universal Church).

In the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, I am,
+William Patrick Callahan, OFM Conv.
Bishop of La Crosse




"Some Saints are privileged to extend to us their patronage with particular efficacy in certain needs, but not in others; but our holy patron
St. Joseph has the power to assist us in all cases,
in every necessity,
in every undertaking.”

--St. Thomas Aquinas

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