St. Joseph, most chaste spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
In obedience, Joseph took Mary to be his wife, knowing she was with child. His character was proven in repeated difficulties: the journey to Bethlehem, the sojourn into Egypt, the loss and then the mysterious finding of the child Jesus in the Temple at Jerusalem. Joseph and Mary's self-giving love for each other formed a "Church in miniature" (ecclesia domestica) that protected and nurtured the child Jesus through His hidden years.
Patron Saint of : Families, Married Couples, Laborers, Carpenters, House Seekers, The Universal Church, A Happy Death.
Let us remember this great saint by celebrating with Mass and confession today. May we follow his lead in choosing to repay an injustice with great charity. He was kidnapped by the Irish pagans from his loving home as a young boy, but after escaping captivity he returned to Ireland years later as a Bishop and converted these pagan people to the One True God.
Christmas Eve - Dec 24, Christmas Concert: 4:00pm, Vigil Mass 5pm.
Christmas Day - Dec 25, Masses: 8am, 9:15am (Latin) and 11am.
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God - THIS IS A HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
New Year's Eve Vigil Mass: 5pm.
New Year's Day Masses: 8am, 9:15am (Latin) and 11am
The office will be closed on the 4th of July.
We celebrate American Independence Day on the Fourth of July every year. We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.