The month of March is dedicated to Saint Joseph and March 19 is his feast day.

Below is a summary of the plenary indulgences announced back in December by the Apostolic Penitentiary. The plenary indulgence will be granted under the usual conditions (sacramental Confession, Eucharistic Communion, detachment from sin, and prayer for the Pope’s intentions) to those who participate in the Year of St. Joseph in any of the following ways:

 Meditate for at least 30 minutes on the Our Father.
 Take part in a spiritual retreat of at least one day that includes a meditation on St. Joseph.
 Perform a spiritual or corporal work of mercy, following St. Joseph’s example.
 For families or engaged couples, recite the Holy Rosary together.
 Entrust your daily work to St. Joseph.
 Ask St. Joseph’s intercession for the unemployed to find dignifying work.
 Recite the Litany of St. Joseph or any other Prayer to St. Joseph for the persecuted Church and relief of all Christians suffering from persecution.

(Source: Booklet from Relevant Radio, “Living the Year of Saint Joseph”. If you would like a copy of this free booklet go to

Additional information on the Year of Saint Joseph can be found on our diocesan website at YearStJoseph – DioSCG.