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Our Patron Saint is St Joseph

The Feast day of St Joseph is 19th March

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Dear God,

I sometimes have trouble doing the things that are
asked of me.  Please help me to remember your servant
St. Joseph and how hard he worked to take care of Mary and
Jesus.  Forgive me for the times when I do not give my best.  Please listen
to the prayers of St. Joseph for me and for all who have jobs to do.
I ask this in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Amen.

The Patron Saint of Workers

St. Joseph was the foster father of Jesus and he is the patron saint of workers. He is a patron of workers partly because he was a worker himself – a carpenter – but also because of the gift that he gave of himself when he agreed to take care of Mary and Jesus. Through an angel, God asked Joseph to take Mary to be his wife. This was so that Jesus could grow up in a holy family with two holy parents. It was very important that Mary and Jesus have someone to care for both of them.

 

Joseph was a hard-working carpenter, so he was able to give Mary and Jesus the things they needed to live. Joseph gladly gave of himself to be a husband to Mary and a father to Jesus.  Although it is such a big job to take care of a family, it was even more important when you consider that the family he was caring for were Mary, the Mother of God, and Jesus, the Son of God.

 

If you are ever frustrated by the work that you have to do to help your family, ask Jesus and St. Joseph to help you to be strong inside so that you can put away your bad feelings about it. Ask them to help you to remember how important it is for us not to be lazy and, most importantly, to serve each other for the sake of God's Kingdom.


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