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Joseph of Nazareth, you are the man

Last in the line that rose from David, King,

Down through the royal generations ran,

and ends with Jesus Christ.

Gabriel from heaven came to Mary’s side,

Came with joyful promise of a King

Came to you also, Joseph, to confide

that God conceived this child.

Guardian and foster father of the Christ,

Honor to you, so chosen by our God!

Husband of Virgin Mary,

You are first to show us Christian Love.

March 19 – Feast of St. Joseph, husband of Mary

The feast falls on a Sunday, in the Roman Catholic Liturgy, Sunday celebration supercedes any feast of the day. Happy Feast to all the Fathers in the world.

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©Joseph of Nazareth text Stephen Somerville, 1971

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The Point of Bleeding

O God, source and origin of all fatherhood, who kept the martyrs St. Andrew Dung-luc and his companions faithful to the Cross of your Son, even to the shedding of their blood, grant, through their intercession, that, spreading your love among our brothers and sisters, we may be your children both in name and in truth.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Collect of Nov. 24 Mass

Nov. 24 – Memorial of Sts. Andrew Dung-lac, Priest and companions, Martyr

 

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Don’t let your Mama cry

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Mother’s tears have a place in heaven..

St. Monica prayed for the conversion of her wayward son Augustine (now St. Augustine, doctor of the Church). Her generosity and trust in the Lord’s compassion made her son’s conversion possible.  This eventually paved the way for Augustine’s sainthood.

She represents the struggles of all parents whose children are walking towards the wrong path.  As parent, it was her responsibillity to guide and supervise her child.  Her intense prayer and love for her son, by the grace of God, helped her to fulfill her mission towards his son.

August 27, Memorial of St. Monica, patron saint of mothers

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