ST. JOSEPH – Patron of Carpenters/Dying/Fathers
Joseph is known widely as the husband of the Virgin Mary and the father of Jesus Christ. He was believed to be a descendant from a royal lineage of David, King of Israel, but worked for the poor. He stayed with Mary and loved Jesus as his own son, both out of love, and concern for their safety.
d. Nazareth, 1st century
Patronage: Carpenters, Workers, Fathers, Immigrants, Protector of the Catholic Church and several countries
Feast Day: March 19
Memorial Day Mar 19