Novena to St. Joseph
Peace in Christ! The Pastoral Ministries at the Diocese is going to begin a novena to St. Joseph today, on his beautiful Solemnity, asking him, the Protector of the Church, to intercede for us. If you are able, I would love for you all to join us for these next nine days in this prayer.
- Fr. Mark McCormick
O Saint Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires.
O Saint Joseph, assist me by your powerful intercession and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord; so that having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers.
O Saint Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me, and ask Him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath. Amen
O Saint Joseph, hear my prayers and obtain my petitions. O Saint Joseph, pray for me.
(Mention your intention )
St. Joseph, we humbly ask you for your protection and intercession for these intentions: to draw nearer to the Lord during this time, for those who are ill, for those who are serving our needs during this time, and for an end to the pandemic and a return to the Holy Mass. St. Joseph, Protector of the Church, pray for us!