Fatherhood is the life-long vocation of being a parent. Through divine providence, there exists a natural and moral bond between father and child. A father has been given by God the responsibility to love, care for and educate his children. He also has a paternal authority over his children which must always be respected by them. Sacred Scripture designates the father as head of the household. He fulfills this vocation in partnership with his wife, the mother of his children.
Dear Friends, The Church holds that the holiness of St. Joseph surpasses all creatures except Our Blessed Mother. Divine Providence assigned him the mission of being the foster father of the God-manand the virginal spouse of Mary, the Mother of God. Although he is a figure that seems to be in the background in the Gospel accounts, he bore a tremendous amount of responsibility in the overall plan of Salvation History. God always gives one the grace equal to the task he assigns