Knights of Columbus Council 17056 (St. Philip the Apostle)
Brothers and Sisters,
With the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from 8 December 2020 to 8 December 2021.
In 1989, Pope St. John Paul II reminded us in an apostolic exhortation of the necessity of invoking St. Joseph in the work of re-evangelizing the world, writing:
"This patronage [of St. Joesph] must be invoked as ever necessary for the Church, not only as a defense against all dangers, but also, and indeed primarily, as an impetus for her renewed commitment to evangelizing the world and to re-evangelization in those lands where religion and the Christian life were formerly flourishing and ae now put to a hard test."
Now is the time to consecrate yourself to St. Joesph! To defend and renew the Church, protect the sanctity of marriage and the family and the lives of the unborn, elevate morality, recover lost ground, and win souls for Jesus Christ, we need to bring St. Joseph, the Terror of Demons, to the battlefield!
St. Philip Catholic Church
7500 St. Philip's Court, Falls Church, VA 22042
|| Mark Mitchell