Here are two messages from Father Brian and the Pastoral Team at St. Joseph Church….
It is a pleasure on our feast day, May 1, to send you, in attachment, a short reflection on St. Joseph the Worker, our patron. May he guide and protect us and, through his powerful intercession, may God bless us and our country with gifts of unity and peace. St. Joseph Feast Day
Happy Feast Day!
Fr. Brian and pastoral team
Dear Parishioners of St. Joseph,
This Friday, May 1st, the Canadian Bishops, in solidarity with many dioceses and countries throughout the world will formally consecrate the Church of Canada to Mary, Mother of the Church.
This formal consecration will be done in order to seek her maternal intercession during the Coronavirus pandemic. Bishop Crosby will celebrate a Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King in Hamilton on Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. and consecrate our Hamilton Diocese to Mary then.
We, your priests, will celebrate our daily Mass for St. Joseph Parish at 8:00 a.m. that same morning and consecrate our parishes to the Mother of God.
It is recommended that we use the Consecration or Canada and Prayers of General Intercession that are provided for this celebration. Both prayers are attached for your convenience. They will also be posted on our Parish Website and other social media forms.
I invite families and individuals to consecrate themselves and their homes to Mary, Mother of the Church as together we pray for her maternal protection during this pandemic.
Let us confidently entrust our homes and our parishes, our diocese, our province and our country, to Our Blessed Mother. What a beautiful way to begin this month of May, dedicating ourselves to Mary by this consecration and praying the rosary daily.
Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for Us.
Be blessed abundantly by God and be blessings to your family and friends!