Lent is full of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. This year, it also includes two large and fantastic feast days: the Feast of St. Joseph (this year falling on March 20th) and the Solemnity of the Annunciation (March 25th).
These sweet celebrations in this season remind us that in our Catholic faith we fast and we feast.
Lenten practices are on hold for the day.
Quick facts about St. Joseph:
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Foster father to Jesus
An angel came to Joseph and told him to take Mary as his wife and also came to him to move the Holy Family to Egypt to save Jesus from King Herod.
St. Joseph is the patron of the Universal Church, fathers, workers, carpenters, a happy death and unborn children. He is also the patron of multiple countries including Russia, Canada, Mexico and cities in Italy.
The feast day of St. Joseph is a beautiful opportunity to pray for your spouse, talk to your children about the gift of adoption and adoptive parents, as St. Joseph was the adoptive father of Jesus.
Here are a few ways you can celebrate:
-Pray the Little of St. Joseph, and color along while you pray it.
-Make or buy zippole, an Italian cream puff
-Make a St. Joseph’s altar
-Donate food to your local food bank or shelter
-Print and color our St. Joseph Coloring Page