What is a consecration?
Consecration is the act of entrusting one’s body, soul, possessions, works, and entire life to the protection, guidance, and intercession of a Saint; in this case, St. Joseph.
In doing so, 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.
What does my commitment look like?
The reflection period before the consecration is 33 days and begins on February 15. You'll be provided a book with daily reflections and prayers to learn more about St. Joseph. Read them at your convenience throughout the day. There will be times available to get together to talk about what we've learned, but these are optional.
On March 19, the Solemnity of St. Joseph, we'll gather as a group in the church for a prayer service.
What if I miss a day?
That's okay! Just make it up and continue your preparation. The purpose of this consecration is to get to know St. Joseph better in order to model our lives after him and strengthen our relationship with Jesus.
What does it cost?
Nothing! St. Tom's is able to provide the consecration materials for you.
How do I sign up?
It's really easy! Just click the button to get started!