|St. Joseph the Worker|
Over the last few months St. Clement Parish was able to acquire and have placed a statue of St. Joseph the Worker. The statue came from the former St. Edward Church in Shamokin, PA, the site of the current Mother Cabrini Parish Church after a joining of several parishes in Shamokin into one new parish. We are certainly grateful that this statue can now grace this property in Rosedale, and St. Joseph seems to watch over the church itself.
A few weeks ago St. Andre of Montreal was canonized by Pope Benedict. Brother Andre had a great devotion to St. Joseph, and was the one who began the great St. Joseph Oratory in Montreal. I also recently read that a new St. Joseph Garden was added within the Vatican Gardens, perhaps because the Pope Benedict’s baptismal name was Joseph. At any rate, it seems like a happy coincidence to me.