St Joseph the Worker : Saturday 1st May, 2021

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

St Joseph – Model Saint: Today, we celebrate the Feast of St Joseph the worker.  He was not only a model worker, but also the foster father of Jesus and spouse of Mary.  He lived his life with great fidelity to the Father’s Will and in bringing up Jesus with great faith, dignity and love.  Pray and seek his intercession.

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Matthew 13:54-58

Jesus came to his own town and taught the people in their synagogue in such a way that they were astonished and said, ‘Where did the man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers? This is the carpenter’s son, surely? Is not his mother the woman called Mary, and his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Jude? His sisters, too, are they not all here with us? So where did the man get it all?’

And they would not accept him. But Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is only despised in his own country and in his own house,’ and he did not work many miracles there because of their lack of faith.