The apostolic letter of Pope Francis Patris Corde (“With a Father’s Heart”) declared this year as the Year of St. Joseph for the Universal Church. In response to the call of Pope Francis, the Diocese of Sacramento is offering the Journey with St. Joseph pilgrimage commencing on June 19, 2021 and ending on December 7, 2021. The pilgrimage sites are all eleven parishes named for St. Joseph.
Journeying with St. Joseph demands a true gift of self because in him we never see discouragement, but rather obedience to, and trust in God. St. Joseph is an exemplary figure for all of us to follow because he took heed of divine providence and guidance.
A Pilgrim’s Prayer Booklet has been designed to guide pilgrims in prayer. Physical copies will be available at each pilgrimage site. The booklet contains special guidelines and tips, instructions on the plenary indulgence offered during the Year of St. Joseph, and many prayers to inspire pilgrims for the journey. To learn more and download the booklet, visit www.scd.org/journey-st-joseph