St. Joseph is the patron saint of fathers, and the ideal saint to feature for Father’s Day.  As the earthly father of Jesus and the husband of Mary, St. Joseph stands out as the father above all other fathers in the New Testament.

 

 

It was an indescribable honor for him to stand in for God the Father to bring up the Son of God.  In order to respond to such a high calling, Joseph lived an exemplary life, and set the standard for every father who came after him.  We pray to St. Joseph for all our fathers so that his intercession will renew them to strive to live their wonderful vocation with deep love and sacrifice.