Trifecta of Jesus, Mary and Joseph this Friday, May 1st. The constellation of the Holy Family will align this week. Be sure to honor all three hearts for the benefit of the family, the cell of humanity and for the benefit of the world!
The Feast of St. Joseph the Worker is coming. This Friday is a spiritual trifecta. A trifecta is a run of three wins or grand events and this week we hit it out of the park! This Friday is the first Friday of the new month. First Fridays are dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus with Mass and Eucharistic Adoration following. This coming month is May. May is dedicated to Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary. First Friday this coming month happens to also be the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. It’s a stellar constellation of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph! With the human family under assault from all angles: no fault divorce, the prevention and destruction of human life both in and outside the womb, and gender confusion we desperately need a “tri-celebration” to beseech heaven to come to our aid. At no other time in the history of mankind has the family been besieged and attacked. Only the family envisioned by God can keep the world stable and functional. No other arrangement, no matter how well the intention, can accomplish the goal the Creator has for mankind of selfless giving in a relationship that is complimentary and assists with the full flourishing of the human person. In the world of mass confusion we are experiencing only God’s true model of the human family, the “cell of humanity” it’s true, solid building block, can provide the stability and fulfillment God intended. God creates with an order in mind and only by adhering to that order will mankind be satisfied and at peace. The family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph is our model. In it all worked for the benefit of the other. Joseph provided the stability and protection needed as any father should do. This created a nurturing environment for Jesus and Mary, from the security at the manager at Christ’s birth, to the protection during the flight to Egypt, to the provision of financial and emotional stability during the youth of Jesus in Nazareth. Whether or not we are able to attend Mass or Eucharistic Adoration on this day we should pray to the Holy Family for stability in the world during this very unstable and confusing time. Let us pray to the Holy Family for protection against anything that would tear down the building block of society and pray to the three Heart of Jesus, Mary and Joseph: the Sacred Heart of Jesus that was pierced on the cross and in which the Church and Her Sacraments were created in total sacrifice for us; the Immaculate Heart of Mary in which is pure love and devotion pour forth in total submission to God which directs our souls to her Son Jesus Christ; the Most Chaste Heart of St. Joseph illustrating to us that love and dedication to another void of self-serving passion, frees the person to give totally for the benefit of others without reserve. Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us! Immaculate Heart of Mary pray for us! Most Chaste Heart of St. Joseph pray for us!