Join us for Mass on March 19th at 7:30 pm as we celebrate the feast of St. Joseph, husband of Mary and earthly father to Jesus. The Bible pays Joseph the highest compliment: he was a “just” man; he was one who was completely open to all that God wanted to do for him. He became holy by opening himself totally to God.
Joseph is the patron of many things, including Patron Saint of families, fathers, unborn children, workers, social justice, the dying, pastry workers and many more people, occupations, and countries.
St. Joseph’s Day is also a big feast day for Italians. In the Middle Ages, God, through St. Joseph’s intercessions, saved the Sicilians from a very serious drought. The food that was not affected by this drought and sustained them through this time were fava beans.
So wear red, eat fava beans, attend Mass, and celebrate our patron saint!
O blessed Joseph, faithful guardian of my Redeemer, Jesus Christ,
protector of thy chaste spouse, the virgin Mother of God,
I choose thee this day to be my special patron and advocate
and I firmly resolve to honor thee all the days of my life.
Therefore I humbly beseech thee to receive me as thy client,
to instruct me in every doubt, to comfort me in every affliction,
to obtain for me and for all the knowledge and love of the Heart of Jesus,
and finally to defend and protect me at the hour of my death. Amen