As part of the Year of St. Joseph declared by Pope Francis, the U.S. Catholic Church’s annual Respect Life Month celebration in October “highlights the example of that great saint” as protector of life, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee.
History records very little about St. Joseph. But according to Pope Francis, the Gospel’s depictions of Jesus’ earthly father are potent examples of a loving family man and a solid worker entitled to enjoy the fruits of his labor.
Images of St. Joseph can be found around the Diocese of Brooklyn in the form of statues, stained glass windows, even murals, as many churches have their own unique ways of paying tribute to the father of Jesus.
Msgr. Thomas Machalski led a spiritual journey to honor St. Joseph.
It was two nights of spirit-filled prayer, praise and worship, testimonies, talks and fun entitled “Meet Me at the Well,” with youth members of a Queens deanery. The event took place in Jamaica on June 22.
A chilly Sunday morning wasn’t going to stop the determined volunteers who were rocking outside of St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedal, Nov. 4. That’s because for the second year in a row, the Prospect Heights faithful were going to put on a show for those who were willing to give a donation for the missions in Africa.
The feast day of St. Joseph has always been a special celebration here at Msgr. McClancy Memorial H.S., East Elmhurst.
My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, As you know, March 19 is the day we normally celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church. This year, because it falls on a Sunday in Lent, the feast day has been moved to the 20th of March.