Two OSJ clerics professed perpetually the vows
Province launches the Year of St. Joseph
On the Feast of the Holy Spouse, January 23, the St. Joseph Province celebrated two significant events: two clerics made their perpetual profession of the evangelical vows and the launching of the Year of St. Joseph. This was held at the Oblates of St. Joseph House of the Junior Professed, Brgy. Buho, Amadeo, Cavite.
The two clerics who professed the vows were Bro. Jeffrey Dinglasan, OSJ and Bro. Jose Dumrique, Jr., OSJ. Their profession was received by the Provincial Superior, Rev. Fr. Jayson DC. Endaya, OSJ. Present also were some confreres and the immediate families of the two clerics.
With this profession, the OSJ Consititutions exhorts "By perpetual profession, the Oblate gives expression to his total commitment to God in the congregation. He thereby pledges himself irrevocably to the following of Christ, who offers Himself totally to the Father. In this manner, he strives toward religious perfection" (Art. 111, OSJ Constitutions, 2019).
Launching of the Year of St. Joseph
On December 8, 2020, Pope Francis declared the celebration of the Year of St. Joseph.
In response to this, the St. Joseph Province has prepared activities and initiatives that would all the more promote and deepen the love and devotion to this great saint guided by the words, "Ite ad Ioseph! Ite cum Ioseph!".
Some of these are:
Pintawit kay San Jose, a mural-painting and song writing competiton.
Virtual talks on St. Joseph
Nine Wednesday Parish Recollection
Revision of the Pitong Sakit and Pitong Tuwa prayers
Photos from facebook.com/OSJHJP, the official page of the OSJ House of the Junior Professed
You may now download the apostolic letter Patres Corde... Click here:
The Centro Internazionale Giuseppini-Marelliani launched a compilation of various reflections on St. Joseph. To access the electronic books in English, Spanish, Italian, Polish and Portuguese, click here:
Reflections on St. Joseph Obtaining Plenary Indulgence during the Year of St. Joseph
from the Decree issued by the Apostolic Penitentiary
1) Participate in a spiritual retreat for at least one day that includes a meditation on St. Joseph. 2) Pray for St. Joseph’s intercession for the unemployed that they might find dignifying work. 3) Recite the Litany of St. Joseph for persecuted Christians. Byzantine Catholics have the option of an Akathist to St. Joseph. 4) Entrust one’s daily work and activity to the protection of St. Joseph the Worker. 5) Follow St. Joseph’s example in performing a corporal work of mercy. These include feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, clothing the naked, sheltering the homeless, visiting the imprisoned, visiting the sick, and burying the dead. 6) Perform one of the spiritual works of mercy, such as comforting the sorrowful, counseling the doubtful, instructing the ignorant, admonishing the sinner, bearing wrongs patiently, forgiving injuries, and praying for the living and the dead. 7) Pray the Rosary together with one’s family in order that “all Christian families may be stimulated to recreate the same atmosphere of intimate communion, love and prayer that was in the Holy Family.” 8) Engaged couples can also receive an indulgence from praying the Rosary together. 9) Meditate for at least 30 minutes on the Lord’s Prayer, because St. Joseph “invites us to rediscover our filial relationship with the Father, to renew fidelity to prayer, to listen and correspond with profound discernment to God’s will.” 10) Pray an approved prayer to St. Joseph on St. Joseph Sunday, the Sunday after Christmas in the Byzantine Catholic tradition. 11) Celebrate the feast of St. Joseph on March 19 with an act of piety in honor of St. Joseph. 12) Pray an approved prayer to St. Joseph on the 19th of any month. 13) Honor Joseph with an act of piety or approved prayer on a Wednesday, the day traditionally dedicated to St. Joseph. 14) Pray to St. Joseph on the Feast of the Holy Family on Dec. 29. 15) Celebrate the feast of St. Joseph the Worker on May 1 with an act of piety or prayer. 16) The elderly, the sick, and the dying who are unable to leave their homes also have special permission to receive an indulgence by “offering with trust in God the pains and discomforts” of their lives with a prayer to St. Joseph, hope of the sick and patron of a happy death.