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Saturday is The Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

The Transfiguration of Jesus Christ is the moment Jesus revealed his glory as the Son of God to earthly and heavenly witnesses.

Jesus took John, Peter, and James with him to the top of Mt. Tabor to pray. As they prayed, Jesus’ face changed and his robes emitted a bright light, brighter than anything the diciples had ever seen. Then Moses and Elijah appeared next to Jesus and began to speak to him of his coming departure. This startled John, Peter and James who could do nothing but watch as Christ transformed before them. Suddenly, a cloud appeared and enveloped them all. Then a voice was heard saying, “This is my son, whom I have chosen; Listen to him.”

When the cloud had dispersed, Jesus stood alone, relieved of his heavenly visitors. He then made the three witnessing apostles promise to remain quiet about what they had seen on the mountain until Christ had died and risen.

The Feast of the Transfiguration is another opportunity to bring your family together to learn of the Light of the World, Jesus Christ, Son of our most holy Lord and of his metamorphesis on Mt. Tabor.

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Tuesdays and Fridays – The Sorrowful Mysteries

When praying the Rosary, you would meditate on the Sorrowful Mysteries on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The 5 Sorrowful Mysteries are:

The agony of Jesus in the garden - In the garden of Gethsemani, Jesus prayed to his father to be forgiven for his sins. The focus of your meditation for this decade is asking the Lord’s forgiveness.

Jesus is Scourged at the Pillar – the mortification of the flesh of Jesus Christ. Blood spilt for the sins of man.

Jesus is Crowned with Thorns - When soldiers mocked Jesus as the “king of Jews” and put upon his head a crown of thorns. This meditation should be to ask the gift of patience to accept life’s perils and humiliations. To understand how Jesus suffered for our sins.

The Carrying of the Cross - Pray for help in carrying your burden as Jesus carried his cross.

The Crucifixion and Death - Jesus spoke to his mother from the cross. Ruminate on The Virgin and trust in her as Jesus did.

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March is the Month of St Joseph

Though many people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th, many more still celebrate another saint two days later, St. Joseph, husband of the Virgin Mary, and the foster father of Jesus Christ.

The whole month of March, in fact, is devoted to St. Joseph. Joseph is the patron saint of workers, and Pope John XXIII even wrote “A Prayer for Workers,” asking Joseph for his aid.

O glorious Joseph! Who concealed your incomparable and regal dignity of custodian of Jesus and of the Virgin Mary under the humble appearance of a craftsman and provided for them with your work, protect with loving power your sons, especially entrusted to you.

You know their anxieties and sufferings, because you yourself experienced them at the side of Jesus and of His Mother. Do not allow them, oppressed by so many worries, to forget the purpose for which they were created by God. Do not allow the seeds of distrust to take hold of their immortal souls. Remind all the workers that in the fields, in factories, in mines, and in scientific laboratories, they are not working, rejoicing, or suffering alone, but at their side is Jesus, with Mary, His Mother and ours, to sustain them, to dry the sweat of their brow, giving value to their toil. Teach them to turn work into a very high instrument of sanctification as you did. Amen.

St. Joseph is also the patron saint of fathers (among many other patronages) and serves as an example to all fathers to care for and guide their sons as he did.

St. Joseph’s feast day is March 19th. He is the patron saint of workers, fathers, carpenters & craftsmen, house hunters, married people, travelers, and the patron saint against doubt & hesitation.