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Page 6 POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 19, 2010 Saint Joseph by Bennett Molinari and Richard Molinari The Church celebrates two feast days in Saint Joseph's honor: March 19 for Joseph the Husband of Mary and May 1 for Joseph the Worker. Saint Joseph is patron of the universal Church, fathers, carpenters, and social justice. He is also the patron of the dying. Joseph came from a royal lineage; he descended from David, the greatest king of Israel. Indeed the angel who first tells Joseph about Jesus greets him as "son of David," a royal title used also for Jesus. At any rate, Bethlehem, the city of David and his descendants, appears to have been the birth-place of Joseph. Despite his royal heritage, Joseph was a man of modest means, a carpenter by profession. It is probably at Nazareth that Joseph betrothed and mar- ried Mary who was to become the Mother of God. The angel of the Lord appeared to him in his sleep, saying: "Joseph, son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife, for that which is conceived in her, is of the Holy Ghost... And Joseph, rising from his sleep, did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him, and took unto him his wife" (Matthew 1:19, 20, 24). A few months later, the time came for Joseph and Mary to go to Bethlehem, to be enrolled, according to the decree is- sued by Caesar Augustus: a new source of anxiety for Jo- seph, for Mary was about to give birth, and according to Luke 2:1-7 "there was no room for them in the inn because of the many travelers enroute to Jerusalem for the census. New trials were soon to follow. The news that a king of the Jews was born could not but kindle in the heart of the old tyrant, Herod, the fire of jealousy. Again an angel of the Lord ap- peared in sleep to Joseph, saying: "Arise, and take the child and his mother, and fly into Egypt: and be there until I shall tell thee" (Matthew 2:13). The summons to go back to Palestine came only after a few years, and the Holy Family settled again at Nazareth, there Joseph lived the simple and uneventful life of a humble Jew, supporting himself and his family by his work, and faith- ful to the religious practices commanded by the Law and observed by pious Israelites. The only noteworthy incident recorded by the Gospel is the loss of, and anxious quest for, (Continued on Page 15) INCOME TAX PREPARATION Financial Services Professional Tax Consultant Personal & Business Year Round Service M.P. & Co. TAX & FINANCIAL SERWCES GRACE PREVITE MAGOON, EA 617-569-0175 146 Maverick Street, East Boston, MA 02128 ESTABLISHED 1N 1938 e-mail: gmagoon@aol.com Please accept sincere condolences, from the Spinelli's family and staff. During this difficult time, we would like to offer our facility at a specially reduced price, for you, your family and friends. SERVED UPON ARRIVAL Coffee, Mini Danish Pastries and Tea Breads BUFFET LUNCION MENU Tossed Salad, Assorted Rolls with Butter Chicken, Ziti and Broccoli Alfredo Eggplant Parmigiana Italian Sausages, Onions and Potatoes Above price does not include a 15% Administration Fee and a 7% Mass Stare Tax. 280 BENNINGTON STREET, EAST BOSTON, MA Telephone: 617-567-4499 www.spinellis.com Mrs. Murphy... As I See It Local restau- raisers were successful and like the Tea Party will spring rants serving drew large numbers of vat- up all over the nation. .... the traditional ers. LaMattina tries hard to Enough is enough. Govern- / ,  ,  corned beef please his constituents and ment takeover is spreading and cabbage Basile is very popular among faster than cancer[ Obama dinner did well on St. Patrick's Day. Revelers are nursing hangovers this morning. But, the celebra- tion was worth it ... Cat news! Sal the cat, an Eastie cat resident became news when he was summoned for jury duty. After Guy and Anna Esposito of East Boston listed their pet cat Sal in the last census, Sal became the target for Jury Duty! Owners had to file for Sars disquali- fication of service to prevent him from facing fines and jail time had he not shown up for jury duty! That's a good one. Owners say they listed him under household pets, but evidently govern- ment screeners missed the cat part. Imagine if Obama gets his way, and the govern- ment becomes in charge of our healthcare! ... Boston City Councilor Sal LaMat- tina, and State Representa- tive Carlo Basile held fundraisers last week. LaMattina held his at Ecco Restaurant, while Basile supporters joined him at Spinelli's. Both fund- his peers. The City of Bos- ton Code Enforcement may unintentionally be ticketing the wrong houses in East Boston. Yes, that's right! Culprits are discarding their unwanted debris on other people's property. If you see junk that does not belong to you call the City of Boston Code Enforcement and re- port it. It's their job to find the rightful owners and ticket them. In fact these culprits need to be fined double for fraud and deceit ... Is the Kennedy crew fin- ished in politics? Hopefully so! Uncle Teddy's death closes the door for potential Kennedy "not in my back- yard" hopefuls, that without politics are ignorant to the real world! ... Rumors are many diehard democrats may be facing distinction in lieu of the disastrous health- care plan the Dems are des- perately trying to push on the American people! If God for- bid the disorganized and fa- tal plan is voted in, this country will see a revolt like none other. Organizations and his "socialist followers" are ruining what was once a country of freedom where a person was permitted to make their own choice! ... Deval Patrick came to East Boston for a meet and greet. He's on the campaign trail. However, his extravagant spending, increased taxes, and six figure staff members has made him an unpopular candidate. I think it is Charlie Baker time! The tea baggers will see to that. Plus the voters of Massachusetts are finally waking up from their deep sleep to smell the roses! ... There will be a special election in South Boston soon for the State Representative seat that Brian Wallace vacated. The mayor must be lapping his lips waiting for the chance to put one of his empty suit cronies in ... Kudos to East Boston's own Michele McPhee who will receive the Pirandello "I Migliori" award. The gala will take place on April 10, 2010 at the Boston Logan Airport Hilton in East Boston ... Till next timer. EAST BOSTON MAIN STREETS Spring Networking Breakfast Join EBMS on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at Spinelli's (Day Square), 282 Bennington Street, East Boston. 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