Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary
II Samuel 7:4-5a,12-14a,16 + Romans 4:13,16-18,22 + Matthew 1:16,18-21,24a
March 19, 2014
Saint Joseph has two feast days during the year: on the first of May we celebrate the feast day of Saint Joseph the Worker, and we reflect especially on how St. Joseph shows us what great dignity there is in such an ordinary thing as work. On March 19th, we celebrate Saint Joseph as the husband of Mary. We celebrate especially on this feast the fidelity—the faithfulness—that we see reflected in the life of this man Joseph. All of our readings on this feast draw our mind to the enduring nature of the covenant between the Lord and His People.