While March is a popular month to celebrate St. Patrick, did you know it also hosts the feast day of St. Joseph? St. Joseph is especially important to the Little Sisters not only because he is the patron of the universal church but also because he is the protector of the Sisters’ congregation.
In thanksgiving of St. Joseph’s eternal goodness to us, we invited the Most Rev. James C. Timlin, D.D., bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Scranton, and numerous diocesan priests to concelebrate Mass in our chapel at 11 a.m. on March 19, the feast day of St. Joseph.
This Mass was truly special. Not only did Bishop Timlin provide a beautiful tribute to St. Joseph in his homily, but we also enjoyed participating in a Mass concelebrated by so many of our priestly friends many of whom had parents live in our Home.
Following the Mass, Bishop Timlin and the priests served lunch and visited our Residents. The Residents really loved this – it’s not every day that you get to have a personal conversation with a bishop! But anyone who knows Bishop Timlin knows that he is a wonderful conversationalist and can really make even short times spent together special. This element of his personality really shines through in the slide show photos which you can access at the end of this entry.
Once the Residents finished lunch, the bishop, priests, and members of our Association Jeanne Jugan enjoyed lunch and conversation.
To view a slide show of photos from this event, please click here.