Saturday, March 15, 2008

Solemnity Feast of St. Joseph

St. Joseph by Captain (age 7)

The feast of Saint Joseph usually falls on March 19th. This year however, March 19th falls on the Wednesday of Holy week. Even though the feast of St. Joseph is one of the solemnity feasts, it does not take precedence over the celebration of Holy Week and the commemoration of Christ's suffering, death and resurrection. So, this year, the feast of St. Joseph was transferred to today March 15th! My day ended up being very hectic, cleaning house, going to confession, and running a few errands... However, the kids did read a short story about St. Joseph and color a couple of pictures of him as well. I hope you all had a very blessed day!



Prayer to Saint Joseph



O St. Joseph whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the Throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires.

O St. Joseph do assist me by your powerful intercession and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord; so that having engaged here below your Heavenly power I may offer my Thanksgiving and Homage to the most Loving of Fathers.

O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms. I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press him in my name and kiss His fine Head for me, and ask Him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for us. Amen



St. Joseph by Rascal (age 6)


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