On March 19th each year, the Little Sisters invite in the local priests from our diocese for the St. Joseph Feast Day celebration. This is a very special day in the Homes of the Little Sisters around the world, because St. Joseph has always had a special relationship with the Little Sisters. Since the founding of their order, the Little Sisters have recognized St. Joseph as their patron and protector.
Here at the Sacred Heart Home, we celebrate this day with a special liturgy and a luncheon given in honor of the priests of our diocese. These priests, the living symbols of St. Joseph in our culture, are the servants of God. Like St. Joseph, they are called to humbly follow God’s will as they serve the people of God. Our celebrant at liturgy, Msgr. William Kubaki, expressed his thoughts on St. Joseph in his homily. He said, while little is known about the life of St. Joseph, we do know that he was obedient to God’s will and accepted Jesus as his Son. Most importantly, through his example and deeds, St. Joseph taught Jesus about being human.
After liturgy together with our guests, the priests helped serve wine to our Residents and visited with them during their lunch. The Sisters then had a special luncheon with the priests, where Mother Cecilia shared with them her thoughts on the Little Sisters special connection with St. Joseph. Everyone had a great time and we were blessed by the deepened friendships with our local priests.