3365923939_049ba1b718Did you know that our parish was originally founded as the parish of St. Joseph? Today is the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of the B.V.M.

As we reflect, let us recall Joseph, the silent man of the Gospels, part of the line of great men of faith. He is described as a “just man”, a righteous man of integrity. For centuries his place in the story of Jesus was comparatively unnoticed. Gradually, the Holy Church recognized him as patron of fathers, of families, of manual workers, especially carpenters, and of all who desire a holy death. St. Joseph, pray for us and our parish.

O God, Who in Thine ineffable providence didst choose Blessed Joseph to be the spouse of Thy most Holy Mother, grant that as we venerate him as our protector on earth, we may deserve to have him as our intercessor in Heaven, Thou Who livest and reignest forever and ever. Amen.