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At St Joseph’s we love, learn and live by the example of Jesus Christ

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St Joseph

Our Patron Saint: A Righteous Man. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, the Apocryphal Date for Joseph's birth is 90 BC in Bethlehem and the Apocryphal Date of his death is July 20, AD 18 in Nazareth. 


St Joseph was the husband of Mary and foster father of Jesus. He demonstrated his love for God by the way he looked after Mary and Jesus. According to the early Christian traditions he was a carpenter. 


Joseph had four dreams where he was assured by God. The first telling him to take Mary as his wife. The second, to flee with Mary and Jesus from Herod to Egypt. The third, to return to Israel after Herod’s death. Finally the fourth, to settle in Galilee because of the reign of Herod’s son Archelaus in Judea. After each of these dreams “he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him” (Matthew 1:24). 


We know Joseph wasn’t a wealthy man as he brought two turtle doves to the temple instead of the sacrificial lamb. We also know he came from the lineage of King David. As Joseph isn’t mentioned throughout the public ministry of Jesus, historians believe that he died before this ministry began. 


Feast of St Joseph

St Joseph was the husband of Our Lady and foster father to Jesus. This assembly reveals how Joseph fulfilled his mission to love God and serve others, and how by following his example, children can become missionaries of God’s love, too. 


We celebrate his feast day March 19th for Joseph the husband of Mary. Joseph is the patron saint of the dying because, assuming he died before Jesus' public life, he died with Jesus and Mary close to him, the way we all would like to leave this earth. Joseph is also patron saint of the Universal Church, families, fathers, expectant mothers (pregnant women), travellers, immigrants, house sellers and buyers, craftsmen, engineers, and working people in general. He has a second feast day celebrated May 1st St Joseph the Worker.


Pupil Work on our School Saint- St Joseph