2021 Named the Year of St. Joseph

Everyone at St. Joseph’s Indian School was so excited to have our school’s patron saint honored in this way.

Recently, Pope Francis announced the liturgical year of 2021 as the “Year of St. Joseph.”

As this is the patron saint for our school, it feels like an extra blessing. So, we made a video describing what else the announcement means to St. Joseph’s Indian School and we want to share it with you.

After the challenges of 2020, the “Year of St. Joseph” gives us hope, strength and confidence going into the new year.

St. Joseph was not only called to be a husband to Mary, but also the father of Jesus. Through guidance from God, Joseph taught Jesus how to be a carpenter, how to pray … how to be a good man.

St. Joseph may not have been the biological father of Jesus, but he raised him, taught him and loved Jesus just the same.

Thanks to our supporters, St. Joseph’s Indian School provides the same values for our students every day. They’re provided an education, food to eat, a warm bed to sleep in, and cultural and faith-based experiences.

As 2021 continues, we move forward in an even deeper connection of our patron’s watchful eye during the “Year of St. Joseph.” We ask you to join us in prayer.

In the year ahead, Lord of new beginnings,
help us to rekindle the flame of your love in the world.
Make us more aware of your spirit that burns within us,
so that we may share the fire of your love with each other,
and burn with hope for the needs of our school,
communities and our world.
Grant us the grace in this year ahead,
to grow more confident in becoming the people you call us to be …
the people who are the spark of our creator’s love in our hearts.
Bless us in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 90 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

2 thoughts on “2021 Named the Year of St. Joseph”

  1. Congrats. While I don’t see things the way the church does, I’m happy you were chosen for this honor.
    The Bible says to me that anyone who is within the will of God & doing the will of God is considered a saint. It’s not just a certain hand-picked few. The Apostle Paul (at a large gathering) addressed everyone within his hearing, when they assembled to listen to him, as a saint.

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