St. Joseph Day in Detroit

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St. Joseph Shrine in Detroit celebrated the 150th anniversary of its 1873 dedication this year. On Sunday, March 19, His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke gave a conference on St. Joseph as Protector of the Church.
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On March 20, Solemnity of St. Joseph, transferred from the previous day because of the Sunday in Lent, the day began with a Solemn Pontifical Mass celebrated by His Eminence at St.  Joseph Shrine.
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After the Mass followed a procession with a relic of St. Joseph to Eastern Market.
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A large St. Joseph Italian Dinner followed the procession, with church tours and a concert taking place at the Shrine. The festivities reached their peak with Solemn Vespers and Benediction with His Eminence assisting in choir.
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To put a holy end on this beautiful day, the clergy sang Compline, the night prayer of the Church.
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Deo gratias for such a day filled with blessings! Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Protector of the Church, pray for us!