Saint Joseph the Worker

Today’s readings (I chose option 2 of the first readings.) In his encyclical, Laborem Exercens, Pope Saint John Paul II said, echoing the sentiments of the Second Vatican Council, “The word of God’s revelation is profoundly marked by the fundamental truth that humankind, created in the image of God, shares by their work in the activity… Continue reading Saint Joseph the Worker

The Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today’s readings I am so glad that Pope Francis declared this the year of Saint Joseph, because I think we, as a Church, as the people of God, have been needing to be stronger in our devotion to Saint Joseph for a long time now.  Saint Joseph is the intercessor and the model for all of… Continue reading The Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Nativity of the Lord – Vigil Mass (Saint Joseph’s Story)

Today’s readings Once, a very long time ago, there was a man named Joseph.  He was a well-respected and hard-working man, from the family of the great king David.  But Joseph himself was not a great king.  No, he was a humble man, a carpenter, who worked hard and loved God. Joseph was to be married to a… Continue reading The Nativity of the Lord – Vigil Mass (Saint Joseph’s Story)

Saint Joseph

Today’s readings What a time to be alive, right?  I mean, who among us ever expected anything like this, or would have chosen to walk down this sad path?  Who would choose quarantine or social distancing?  But here we are.  And we know, in our heart of hearts, that it’s not an accident.  God put… Continue reading Saint Joseph

The Nativity of the Lord – Vigil Masses

Today’s readings Once, a very long time ago, there was a man named Joseph. He was a well-respected and hard-working man, from the family of the great king David.  But since Israel hadn’t been a great nation in a long time, he wasn’t respected for being a great king himself.  Instead, people respected him for his carpentry work… Continue reading The Nativity of the Lord – Vigil Masses

Saint Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Foster Father of Our Lord

Today’s readings On today’s feast, we celebrate the faithfulness of Saint Joseph. When he became betrothed to Mary, he got more than he could ever have bargained for. It certainly would have been easy to divorce her quietly when the news of her pregnancy became known, and it certainly would have been difficult to continue… Continue reading Saint Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Foster Father of Our Lord

The Nativity of the Lord: Vigil Mass

Today’s readings Once, a very long time ago, there was a man named Joseph. He was a well-respected and hard-working man, from the family of the great king David. But since Israel hadn’t been a great nation in a long time, he wasn’t respected for being a great king himself. Instead, people respected him for… Continue reading The Nativity of the Lord: Vigil Mass

St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Foster Father of Our Lord

On today’s feast, we celebrate the faithfulness of Saint Joseph. When he became betrothed to Mary, he got more than he could ever have bargained for. It certainly would have been easy to divorce her quietly when the news of her pregnancy became known, and it certainly would have been difficult to continue the relationship… Continue reading St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Foster Father of Our Lord

Solemnity of Saint Joseph, husband of Mary, foster father of Jesus Christ

Today’s readings On today’s feast, we celebrate the faithfulness of Saint Joseph. When he became betrothed to Mary, he got more than he could ever have bargained for. It certainly would have been easy to divorce her quietly when the news of her pregnancy became known, and it certainly would have been difficult to continue… Continue reading Solemnity of Saint Joseph, husband of Mary, foster father of Jesus Christ

The Nativity of the Lord: Vigil Mass (Joseph’s Story)

Today’s readings Once, a very long time ago, there was a man named Joseph.  He was a well-respected and hard-working man, from the family of the great king David.  But since Israel hadn’t been a great nation in a long time, he wasn’t respected for being a great king himself.  Instead, people respected him for… Continue reading The Nativity of the Lord: Vigil Mass (Joseph’s Story)