Bishop Pabillo leads 33-day spiritual preparations for the National Consecration to St. Joseph

Most Rev. Broderick S. Pabillo, D.D., Apostolic Administrator of Manila and CBCP Episcopal Commission on the Laity Chairman, led the reflection for the start of the 33-day spiritual preparations for the national consecration to St. Joseph.

According to Veritas News, Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas pointed out that the 33-day spiritual preparation for the National Day of Consecration to St. Joseph aims to highlight the faith of St. Joseph as a model of a husband to Mary and as a father to Jesus.

Bro. Rouquel Ponte, Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas National President, explained that the devotion to St. Joseph must be spread especially to those men in the society.

“Sana sa ating paghahanda sa ating 33-day spiritual preparation ay magkaroon po tayo ng grasya ng Panginoon na maging tapat doon sa ating tungkulin at sana maipalaganap pa natin itong debosyon na ito [kay San Jose] at itong pagiging mabuting halimbawa ni San Jose para sa lahat ng lalaki at ama ng tahanan…” said Bro. Ponte.

The 33-day spiritual preparation for the National Day of Consecration to St. Joseph begun last March 30, 2021, showing different daily reflections to deepen our understanding and faith in St. Joseph.

On May 1, the National Day of Consecration to Saint Joseph will take place at the National Shrine of Saint Joseph in Mandaue City, Cebu. Also, on the same day, the CBCP-Episcopal Commission on the Laity will launch the Men of Saint Joseph that were tasked to oversee the celebration of the Year of St. Joseph this year.

Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter “Patris Corde” has declared the Year of St. Joseph from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021 in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the declaration of St. Joseph as patron of the Catholic Church. (Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC)

 

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