Category Archives: Joy

Prayer of Abandonment

Father, I abandon myself into your hands; do with me what you will. Whatever you may do, I thank you: I am ready for all, I accept all. Let only your will be done in me, and in all your … Continue reading

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The Feast of the Holy Family

Posted by Fr. Andrew Young, St. Joseph Cathedral Today as Church we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family – Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Jesus came to us in the manger as a baby, who like any infant, needed a … Continue reading

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Advent: Preparation for the Coming of Christ

Posted by Fr. Thomas Fitzpatrick, Rector of St. Joseph Cathedral Do we live our life of faith between a rock and a hard place? We know that Jesus came to us about two thousand years ago, and we look for … Continue reading

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Saint Day Celebrations

Posted by Fr. Thomas Fitzpatrick, Rector of St. Joseph Cathedral This past Thursday, the Church celebrated his martyrdom with simplicity at our daily Masses. Not so in New York’s ‘Little Italy’ though! St. Januarius was martyred in 305 AD by … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Doesn’t Cease to Surprise Us!

Posted by Fr. Andrew Young, St. Joseph Cathedral We can read all throughout Scripture where our Lord surprises, amazes and astounds the crowds as well as His own disciples. Whether it be through His miraculous healings, seemingly contradictory practices or … Continue reading

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The Virtue of Eutrapelia

Posted by Fr. Thomas Fitzpatrick, Rector of St. Joseph Cathedral Is there such a thing as too much play? Now that’s a question my Dad and I went round and round about when I was younger, and of course he … Continue reading

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Love Mary with Joy

“This evening we are celebrating together the close of the Marian month. But the month of May cannot end; it must continue in our lives, because veneration, love, devotion to Our Lady cannot disappear from our hearts, on the contrary … Continue reading

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St. Joseph the Worker

Posted by Fr. Andrew Young, St. Joseph Cathedral This past Wednesday, the Church celebrated the Feast Day of Saint Joseph the Worker. Since our parish is the Cathedral of Saint Joseph it was a blessing to be able to celebrate … Continue reading

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Divine Mercy Sunday

Posted by Fr. Thomas Fitzpatrick, Rector of St. Joseph Cathedral Divine Mercy Sunday is an Easter gift from Christ to His Church that invites us to indulge and revel in His unfathomable mercy while we celebrate the Resurrection. It makes … Continue reading

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This is our Easter Joy!

Posted by Fr. Andrew Young, St. Joseph Cathedral Happy Easter! Today we celebrate the greatest day of the Church year – the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Imagine yourself back in the time of Christ, putting all … Continue reading

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