On Tuesday, April 27, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) issued the “Act of Consecration to St. Joseph” with six translations of local languages — Tagalog, Cebuano, Bikolano, Hiligaynon, Ilokano, and Waray.
The translations, which are available for download online, were released ahead of the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker which will be celebrated tomorrow, May 1.
As part of the celebrations, a national consecration will be led by Archbishop Romulo Valles, CBCP President, at the San Pedro Cathedral in Davao City. (Read: Prayer for the Solemnity of Joseph, Husband of Mary)
It will be live-streamed via the Facebook page of the archdiocese’s DxGN899-Spirit FM station at 9:54 a.m., after the Prayer of the Holy Rosary.
National Consecration to St. Joseph
In light of the upcoming celebrations, the CBCP invites the faithful to join the national consecration activity on the morning of May 1. (Read: Pope Francis Proclaims 2021 as Special Year of St. Joseph)
They are also urging all parishes to share the live-streamed events on their social media accounts to allow more faithful to join the consecration.
“As an expression of solidarity, it is kindly requested that this be broadcasted in your churches so that all the bishops and priests together with the faithful can join in the consecration,” said Msgr. Bernardo Pantin, CBCP Secretary-General.
The Mass for the Feast of St. Joseph will then follow at 10:00 a.m. in the different cathedrals and parish churches led by the National Shrine of St. Joseph in Mandaue City.
“After the post-Communion prayer, a diocesan or parish consecration could also be made especially for those that could not follow the national consecration,” Msgr. Pantin said.