Talk:St Joseph's Day
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I think this custom prevails because the feast predates current Lenten practice. However, I'm not Catholic, so I don't know for certain. Somebody knowledgeable ought to review this whole article. 184.108.40.206 23:04, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
Merge with La Festa di San Giuseppe
"Solemnity of Saint Joseph" is something hardly anyone is going to search for. My guess is that most people are going to be looking for "St. Joseph's Day" and most will be seeking info on the Italian feast day. Currently, a search on "St. Joseph's Day" sends you here, not there. 220.127.116.11 16:49, 14 February 2007 (UTC)
I don't think "foster father" is an appropriate way to refer to St. Joseph. A foster parent takes in someone else's child, not usually one born to their wife, even if they are not the father. It is a legal term that probably didn't exist in 1st century Bethlehem. You could just as easily call him stepfather, which I don't think is right either. Why not "earthly father" and husband of Jesus' mother Mary? ~ InkQuill 18:26, 4 March 2008 (UTC)
San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Info.
I removed the info. about the Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, California festival. Unless I am wrong it doesn't have anything to do with St. Joesph's Day.Truthunmasked (talk) 10:55, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
Rank of the celebration
The rank double of the first class does not exist in the Roman Catholic Church anymore. I have corrected the reference to solemnity. However, I kept the other reference because I'm sure it is still used by those called traditional Catholics. Caeruleancentaur (talk) 02:45, 13 September 2011 (UTC)
Notice, however, that if you are using the 1962 missal, both the March 19 feast and the May 1 feast have the rank of first class.
"logjam of feasts"
We notice that the March 19 feast, if conflicting with Holy Week, was, in 2008, transferred to the closest available day BEFORE Palm Sunday, so was observed on March 15 that year). I saw the term "logjam of feasts" which would otherwise have resulted (any year that Easter fell on March 22 thru 26), because Annunciation (listed on March 25) also had to be transferred. It's also come to my attention that St. Patrick's (listed on March 17 and is the Ireland patronal feast), was observed in Ireland on March 14 in 2008 (could not use March 15 because that was being used for St. Joseph). Easter was March 23 in 2008, leading to the rare case of March 17 in Holy Week.
Long ago (say in 1913?), St. Patrick's in that situation would also been postponed to beyond the Sunday after Easter, adding 1 more feast to the "logjam" I referred to. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 19:37, 19 August 2013 (UTC)