by Margaux Salcedo
There will be a National Consecration to St Joseph on May 1, Feast of St Joseph the Worker This will be led by the National Shrine of St Joseph in Mandaue, Cebu at 10:00 a.m. The presider will be Archbishop Jose Palma of the Diocese of Cebu.
All are encouraged to join this national consecration by tuning in to the Facebook page of The National Shrine of St Joseph. It will also be livestreamed on the page of Dominus Est (Facebook.com/DominusEstPH).
Pope Francis has declared the year from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021 as the Year of St Joseph.
Here is a copy of the Act of Consecration to St Joseph:
ACT OF CONSECRATION TO ST. JOSEPH
Hail, St. Joseph,
Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
God our Father entrusted to you His Only Son.
In you, Mary placed her trust;
With you Christ Jesus became man.
One with Our Lord Jesus and the Blessed Mother
We honor you with sincere love and veneration.
We choose you this day to be our father,
Our guardian and our protector.
God our Father has allowed us to celebrate
this year dedicated to your honor
and also the joyful 500th anniversary
of Christianity in our land.
With grateful hearts we recognize you
as a great gift of God to us to be our companion,