In addition to the Solemnity of St. Joseph, celebrated March 19th, the entire month of March is dedicated to St. Joseph, foster-father of Jesus, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and Patron of the Universal Church.

It’s a great time to pay special attention to the life and example of St. Joseph, and to ask for the intercession of St. Joseph, who intercedes for us at the throne of God.

159 years ago, our founding families chose St. Joseph as the name for our Parish. Golden City was little more than a mining camp at the time, which Fr. Machebeuf would visit as part of his mission in Colorado. St. Joseph’s life of humble and silent obedience to God’s will was (and still is!) a powerful example of faith, which our first families took comfort in as they asked St. Joseph for his intercession and protection through those early years in our pioneer city.

Devotions to St. Joseph have been practiced by many great saints (including St. Bernard, St. Thomas, St. Gertrude, and St. Bridget of Sweden) and popes, including Pope Francis who said:

For more than 40 years, I've been praying a prayer that I found in an old French missal which says of St. Joseph - 'dont la puissance sait rendre possibles les choses impossibles' (whose power makes possible things that are impossible) - and never, ever has he told me no. That's the power of St. Joseph.

This month especially, we too can take advantage of the intercessions of St. Joseph

We can celebrate this month through prayer, devotions, and learning more about St. Joseph. Please see the resources below for more information:

St. Joseph is the Patron Saint of:

The Universal Church


Unborn Children






Social Justice

A Happy Death

Devotions to St. Joseph

Sleeping St. Joseph

Cord of St. Joseph

Oil of St. Joseph

St. Joseph Tables

Resources on


The School of Nazareth: A Spiritual Journey with St. Joseph

By Mark Hartfiel


Joseph of Nazareth

By Ignatius Press


St. Joseph: Patron of the Universal Church

By Dr. Mark Miravalle (Augustine Institute)

Other Resources


Truth about St. Joseph: Encountering the Most Hidden of Saints

By Fr. Maurice Meschler

Meet Your Spiriutal Father: A Brief Introduction to St. Joseph

By Dr. Mark Miravalle

Husband, Father, Worker: Questions and Answers About St. Joseph

By. Fr. Larry Toaschi, OSJ; Fr. José Antonio Bertolin, OSJ; and Rick Sarkisian