March 20, 2017 (Solemnity of St. Joseph)

The Solemnity of the Spouse of Mary, St. Joseph, is celebrated on March 19. But, this Year, March 19 is the 3rd Sunday of Lent and Seasons take precedence. So, we celebrate St. Joseph on March 20 this year. When I was at Holy Rosary parish, there was a parishioner by the name of Tony G. who was a carpenter himself and was fond of St. Joseph. He thought St. Joseph was a forgotten saint and needed to be remembered more. Some years ago, right after being made Pope, Pope Francis had St. Joseph’s name added to all the Eucharistic Prayers not just Eucharistic Prayer I. I hope that made Tony G.happy?

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One thought on “March 20, 2017 (Solemnity of St. Joseph)

  1. My father was a carpenter (and a millwright). I can still smell the wood shavings when he was working on something in the basement! He built wood cabinets and shelves all over our home. (and for relatives). I loved to go down and Inhale that smell…I loved it!! He was called “Raffaelle il Carpentiere”. He learned the trade at 11 or 12 years of age in Italy!

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