The Saint Joseph and the Christ Child Window
(back in the nave)
The theme of the St. Joseph and the Christ Child window is based on Christ’s command: “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” (Mark 10:14)
We are all God's children and are all continually growing in our relationship with God and growing in Jesus Christ.
The upper portion of the window shows three purple pansies representing Mr. and Mrs. Norman Mulvey’s three children, Norman, Jr., Scott, and Robyn. The purple pansies were the favorite spring flower of Mrs. Mulvey’s mother, Mrs. Stella Bongo.
The image of Joseph and Jesus shows the Christ Child holding a little cross to presage his future suffering and atoning sacrifice.
Surrounding the central image are six blue Morpho rhetenor butterflies representing Mr. and Mrs. Mulvey’s six grandchildren in the action of flying hurriedly to meet The Christ Child to the point of scattering the leaves in their flight path.
The lower portion of the window shows three purple bearded irises representing the Holy Trinity. This type of flower was also one of the favorite flowers of Mrs. Mulvey’s mother, Mrs. Bongo, and prominent in her garden.
The window was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Norman (Jane) Mulvey to celebrate the life of their children and grandchildren.
The window was installed in May 2009.