By Kiera Bates, Maddie Silverthorn, and Anna Tabler
St. Joseph was born in Bethlehem in 90 BC. We don’t know anything about his early life because he wasn’t known until he was picked to be the foster father of Jesus. All we know about him is what is in the Old Testament of the Bible. Joseph was humble even though he came from the royal line of King David. He was a hardworking man as a carpenter, because of this he has his own special day to celebrate him being a workman. This celebration is on May 1. He didn’t have a lot of money but he still found a way to provide for Mary and Jesus. Joseph was caring and compassionate towards Mary and Jesus. He respected God and followed all of his commands on how to handle Mary. God picked the perfect person to be there for Mary and be Jesus’s foster father.
The kind of work that Saint Joseph did was he was a carpenter, the foster father of Jesus, and the husband of Mary the mother of Jesus. Jesus was also a carpenter and so was Jesus’s foster father Joseph and that’s how Jesus became a carpenter. So Joseph passed it down from his son Jesus. Joseph was a hardworking man who took his jobs as a husband and foster father of Jesus very important. Saint Joseph became a saint because he accepted Mary when the angel told him that the child in Mary's womb was the son of the Lord, and by becoming Jesus foster father. People benefited from Joseph because he was the foster father of Jesus. Joseph feast day is on March 19 by going to church and praying for him. But there is no information on Saint Joseph early life when he was a little boy.
Joseph’s early life is not in bible because he never came into play until he was the foster father of Jesus. He was also a carpenter, which he passed on to Jesus when he was old enough. People benefited from Joseph because he was the foster father of Jesus, and he was probably the community carpenter. Also we benefit from him because he stayed with Mary even though he had doubts. We celebrate Joseph’s feast day on March 19 by going to church and honoring him. We also celebrate him by having a big feast and to wear red, like u would wear green on St. Pat’s day. They also have special meatless foods like minestrone, and pasta with breadcrumbs. Joseph is the Patron Saint of the Universal Church, unborn children, fathers and immigrants. None of the Gospels mention Joseph at any event during Jesus' adult life, so he probably died before Jesus was thirty.
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