Did Jesus have siblings?

I know that the Church teaches that the Blessed Virgin Mary remained a virgin. However, growing up Protestant, I always heard that Jesus had brothers and sisters, as based on the following passage:
“Is he not the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother named Mary and his brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas? Are not his sisters all with us? Where did this man get all this?” - Matthew 15:55-56

I have asked several Catholic friends about this, and none have had any answers. I know the Church teaches the truth, and I am looking forward with joy to my Confirmation. But I would appreciate it if you could clear up this confusion for me. Thank you!

RHC,

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