The 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church was celerbrated on 8 December 2020. To mark the occasion, Pope Francis proclaimed a ‘Year of Saint Joseph’ to run from 8 December 2020 to 8 December 2021.

This special year is particularly important to the Mill Hill Missionaries, or as they are often known, the St Joseph Missionary Society of Mill Hill. Find out more about them on their website or read about Missio’s very own National Director, Fr Anthony Chantry MHM

Below you’ll find the official Prayer to St Joseph, some short video reflections, adapted from the Mill Hill Missionaries’ Novena to St Joseph, and a special hymn based on Pope Francis’ prayer for the year of St Joseph. 

Prayer to St Joseph

Video reflections

Use these video meditations to contemplate some of the many lessons and values St Joseph demonstrates to us.

Joseph, Dreamer of Dreams 

This beautiful hymn was written by Tony Wheat, a Missio supporter, and recorded by Helen Bridges, RE teacher at St Augustine’s Catholic College, Trowbridge.

You are welcome to listen, share and download the sheet music for non-commercial use. 

All rights are reserved. 

Music version with strings

Music version without strings