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Joseph

There is so little that we know about you

Joseph was a good man

Just that you were a simple carpenter

Taking a young wife

To make a life of you own

Then she surprised you with the news of a babe

How shocked you must have been

It was before you’d made her your own

How could she have deceived you so

The thoughts of having her shamed

Joseph worked hard with his hands

When the angel appeared

Telling you this was God’s son

You had been chosen, just as much as your betrothed

The responsibility on your shoulders to provide for him

Teaching him about his heavenly father, or maybe learning instead

Keeping him safe from a frightened king

Joseph, Mary and the baby Jesus

Sharing your craft and heart with him

Then you just disappear

As we wonder where you went

What your life must have been like

To be the earthly father of the KING

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1. Divine Mercy: Diocesan Celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday on April 11th at Christ the King Catholic Church Sacrament of Reconciliation: 2:00 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet: 3:00 p.m. Mass at 3:30 p.m. Sponsored by Divine Mercy Des Moines Committee. www.divinemercydesmoines.com.

2. ADA: To St Peters Parishioners the 2021 Annual Diocesan Appeal (ADA) is underway. Our Goal for the year is $31,460.00. We at St. Peters VCC will make our goal but we need all parishioners to participate. A lot of this money goes to fund the Priest retirement and insurance, and also fund the 18 seminarians we currently have studying to be Priest. St Peters VCC does not give up we will make our goal. If you have any questions please feel free to talk with me or if you need help filling out a pledge card see Kelly or myself. The cards are in back of the Church. Everything is possible with God! Jeff Witte your finance President.