Next Saturday March 19 is the feast of Saint Joseph, our parish feast. Following our 8:30 mass that morning, we will have our Triduum of prayer in honor of St. Joseph. Afterwards we will have a small reception in the Parish Center with coffee and Saint Joseph pastry!
Saint Joseph was the husband of Mary and the earthly father of Jesus. He was a man of great faith. He found out Mary was expecting a child when they were engaged but before they were married and living together. He was going to end their relationship until an angel of the Lord told him the child to be born was the "Holy One of God."
Joseph took Mary into his home as his wife. He had to bring Mary and the infant Jesus away from Bethlehem because King Herod wanted to put the Baby King to death.
Saint Joseph protected Mary and Jesus from Herod. Together with Mary, he raised the Messiah. When we celebrate his feast, we celebrate Saint Joseph the Worker, the earthly father of Jesus and a man of great faith.
Sincerely in Christ,