Saint Joseph

Click here to read the Apostolic Letter: Patris Corde

The Letter marks the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pope Pius IX’s declaration of St Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To celebrate the anniversary, Pope Francis proclaimed a special “Year of St Joseph,” from the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
8th December 2020 – 8th December – the same feast in 2021.

Click here to read the official Vatican Press Release

The Holy Father wrote Patris corde against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, which, he says, has helped us see more clearly the importance of “ordinary” people who, though far from the limelight, exercise patience and offer hope every day. In this, they resemble Saint Joseph, “the man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet and hidden presence,” who nonetheless played “an incomparable role in the history of salvation.”

TALKS to mark This year of St Joseph

will take place on every first Wednesday of the month beginning on Wednesday 5th May 2021

All the Masses of these first Wednesdays of the month will be Votive Masses of St Joseph

The talks will be live-streamed on

and on YouTube “Kensington Carmelite Church” AT: 10.00am

and repeated at 8.00pm the same evening