Wednesday, 18 March 2009

St Joseph

St Joseph's feast on 19th March celebrates "St Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary". Because the feast has a rank of "Solemnity", I was able this evening to participate in a Vigil Mass of the feast day.
Almighty God, at the beginnnings of our salvation, when Mary conceived your Son and brought him forth into the world, you placed them under Joseph's watchful care. May his prayer still help your Church to be an equally faithful guardian of your mysteries , and a sign of Christ to mankind.

St Joseph is invoked as the Protector of the Universal Church, seen as the household of God and so in analogy with the household of Nazareth. For that reason it is a feast day for all of us who are members of the Church..... so I wish you all a happy feast day!


Peter Sowerby said...

Happy feastday for yesterday


Bernadette said...

Belated Happy feast to you, Joseph !