March 19th Solemnity of St Joseph

March 19th Solemnity of St Joseph

St Teresa always had a very special devotion to St Joseph. She writes:
I endeavoured to celebrate his feast with all the solemnity possible…. for some years now I have asked him for something on his feast day, and my petition is always granted. If the request is somewhat out of line, he rectifies it for my greater good.” (Life. 6:7,8)
We will have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from after Mass until 3.00pm and all your petitions will be entrusted to the intercession of this great saint.
Pope Francis has chosen this day for the start of the meeting with young people who have been invited to Rome as part of the preparation for the forthcoming Synod of Bishops devoted to the theme: “Youth, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment” Pope Francis is anxious that the voice of the young themselves should be heard through this consultation. You can follow the event on it’s own website: http://www.synod2018.va/
In keeping with this initiative we have prepared two online discernment programmes. Lead Thou Me On is intended for anyone seeking to find the path God desires for them in life. A Still Small Voice is offered specifically as an aid to anyone beginning to discern a possible Carmelite vocation. Go to Discernment in the Menu Bar.
We are also planning to host a Discernment Afternoon under the title Walking With God On The Path of Life. This will take place after Easter and more information will follow in due time.
May these final weeks of Lent be a time of grace for us all.