Dear Parishioners and Friends,
March 19th begins the fourth Sunday of Lent. This date also happens to fall on the feast day of St. Joseph.
After Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem, through the grace of God and the words of an Angel, Saint Joseph protected and guided Mary and Jesus from the wrath of King Herod by leading them to Egypt. After Herod passed away, Saint Joseph helped Mary and Jesus travel from Egypt to settle in the town of Nazareth.
For this reason, Saint Joseph is regarded as the protector of the human family. We can ask St. Joseph to intercede with Jesus for the protection of our spouse, our family, our children, and grandchildren to Jesus.
Pray for us, O Saint Joseph!
We are grateful to our volunteers who are hosting the St. Joseph’s Day Table at the St. Cecilia Newcomb Friendship Center this Sunday. It has been three years since we have had a Saint Joseph’s Day Table!
Saint Joseph holds a special place in our Catholic heritage. Catholic traditions and customs such as the St. Joseph’s Table, are important to celebrate, appreciate, and pass on to the next generation.
Finally, while this year our Diocese will not be featuring a specific "Day of Penance," we do have additional parish opportunities to receive the Sacrament of Penance after the noon Mass on Wednesdays and Fridays of Lent and Saturday afternoons from 3:00 pm - 3:40 pm.
May God bless you!