St. Joseph is our patron and protector, to whom we turn to for all our needs. St. Jeanne Jugan was deeply devoted to St. Joseph to take care of her needs. If you think about it, their lives were quite similarly ‘hidden’ while watching over God’s most precious gifts. St. Joseph was entrusted to care for God’s beloved Son and St. Jeanne Jugan was entrusted to care for God’s beloved elderly.
Both lived their lives with tremendous humility. We have continued our devotion to St. Joseph and each day we witness miracles of Divine Providence. St. Joseph has provided for our many changing needs through our compassionate, caring benefactors and friends.
Since St. Joseph’s Feast Day landed on a Sunday this year, we had our celebration on Monday, March 20th. Our good friends, Fr. William De Salvo (St. Isaac Jogues Parish, Hinsdale), along with Fr. Tim Fairman (St. Theresa Parish, Palatine) celebrated Mass. St. Theresa’s Director of Music Ministry, Laura Kutscher, played the organ as cantor Jean Dziedzic led us in song.
A special feast awaited us after Mass in the dining room – including a St. Joseph’s table filled with sweets, that was almost as long as the length of the room. The Reverend Fathers donned aprons and poured us wine and gave us a sweet treat to take with us as we left.
God entrusted Jesus and Mary to Joseph and he took good care of them. With our many needs we do the same and confidently pray, “God, allow St. Joseph to continue to do the same for us.” There are countless stories of how Joseph has come through for us, sometimes at the last minute but always on time.
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