Novena to Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph Feast Day - 19th March

 

FIRST DAY

 


St Joseph, you are a model of obedience in fulfilling the commands of God! He revealed the mystery of the Incarnation of the Son of God to you through an angel. Intercede for us so that the Holy Spirit can enlighten us with His grace, and teach us to co-operate with Him faithfully on the way leading to salvation. May He guide our will and strengthen it particularly when we have to take important decisions that they may be in accordance with the will of God. Amen


Our Father ... Hail Mary ... Glory be ...


Litany to Saint Joseph


Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.


Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.


God, the Father in Heaven, Have mercy on us
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us
God the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us


Holy Mary, Pray for us
Holy Joseph, Pray for us
Noble son of the House of David, Pray for us
Light of the Patriarchs, Pray for us
Husband of the Mother of God, Pray for us
Chaste guardian of the Virgin, Pray for us
Foster-father of the Son of God, Pray for us
Sedulous defender of Christ, Pray for us
Head of the Holy Family, Pray for us
Joseph most just, Pray for us
Joseph most chaste, Pray for us
Joseph most prudent, Pray for us
Joseph most valiant, Pray for us
Joseph most obedient, Pray for us
Joseph most faithful, Pray for us
Mirror of patience, Pray for us
Lover of poverty, Pray for us
Model of all who labour, Pray for us
Glory of family life, Pray for us
Protector of virgins, Pray for us
Pillar of families, Pray for us
Consolation of the afflicted, Pray for us
Hope of the sick, Pray for us
Patron of the dying, Pray for us
Terror of the demons, Pray for us
Protector of the holy Church, Pray for us


Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.


V.     He made him master of his house,
R.    And ruler of all his possessions.


O God, You were pleased to choose Saint Joseph as the husband of Mary and the guardian of your Son.  Grant that, as we venerate him as our protector on earth, we may deserve to have him as our intercessor in heaven. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayer for the Church
Glorious Saint Joseph, powerful protector of Holy Church, I implore your heavenly aid for the whole Church on earth, especially for the Holy Father and all bishops, priests, and religious. Comfort the afflicted, console the dying, and convert sinners. Have pity on the poor souls in purgatory, especially on my own family, relatives, and friends. Obtain for them the speedy remission of their punishment, that with you and all the Saints and Angels they may praise and glorify the Blessed Trinity forever.

Amen

 

SECOND DAY

St Joseph, you suffered in Bethlehem when you were unable to find any room at the inn for the birth of the awaited Saviour. Yet you bore your pain in silence, surrendering yourself to God’s Providence. Teach us to bear in silence and in tranquillity all our difficulties and our suffering. You who rejoiced in the homage paid to Jesus by the simple shepherds, and in the humble faith of the Magi who brought Him royal gifts, obtain for our hearts living faith in the mystery of the Saviour, so that we may profess it not only with our lips but with our entire lives. Amen

Our Father ... Hail Mary ... Glory be ...


Litany to Saint Joseph


Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.


Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.


God, the Father in Heaven, Have mercy on us
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us
God the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us


Holy Mary, Pray for us
Holy Joseph, Pray for us
Noble son of the House of David, Pray for us
Light of the Patriarchs, Pray for us
Husband of the Mother of God, Pray for us
Chaste guardian of the Virgin, Pray for us
Foster-father of the Son of God, Pray for us
Sedulous defender of Christ, Pray for us
Head of the Holy Family, Pray for us
Joseph most just, Pray for us
Joseph most chaste, Pray for us
Joseph most prudent, Pray for us
Joseph most valiant, Pray for us
Joseph most obedient, Pray for us
Joseph most faithful, Pray for us
Mirror of patience, Pray for us
Lover of poverty, Pray for us
Model of all who labour, Pray for us
Glory of family life, Pray for us
Protector of virgins, Pray for us
Pillar of families, Pray for us
Consolation of the afflicted, Pray for us
Hope of the sick, Pray for us
Patron of the dying, Pray for us
Terror of the demons, Pray for us
Protector of the holy Church, Pray for us


Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.


V.     He made him master of his house,
R.    And ruler of all his possessions.


O God, You were pleased to choose Saint Joseph as the husband of Mary and the guardian of your Son.  Grant that, as we venerate him as our protector on earth, we may deserve to have him as our intercessor in heaven. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayer for the Church
Glorious Saint Joseph, powerful protector of Holy Church, I implore your heavenly aid for the whole Church on earth, especially for the Holy Father and all bishops, priests, and religious. Comfort the afflicted, console the dying, and convert sinners. Have pity on the poor souls in purgatory, especially on my own family, relatives, and friends. Obtain for them the speedy remission of their punishment, that with you and all the Saints and Angels they may praise and glorify the Blessed Trinity forever.

Amen

 

THIRD DAY

St Joseph, support us with your example and your help that we may always practise sacrifice and magnanimity. May we protect and defend the life of each of our children, every person, especially those who are sick, weak and handicapped. Amen


Our Father ... Hail Mary ... Glory be ...
 

Litany to Saint Joseph


Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.


Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.


God, the Father in Heaven, Have mercy on us
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us
God the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us


Holy Mary, Pray for us
Holy Joseph, Pray for us
Noble son of the House of David, Pray for us
Light of the Patriarchs, Pray for us
Husband of the Mother of God, Pray for us
Chaste guardian of the Virgin, Pray for us
Foster-father of the Son of God, Pray for us
Sedulous defender of Christ, Pray for us
Head of the Holy Family, Pray for us
Joseph most just, Pray for us
Joseph most chaste, Pray for us
Joseph most prudent, Pray for us
Joseph most valiant, Pray for us
Joseph most obedient, Pray for us
Joseph most faithful, Pray for us
Mirror of patience, Pray for us
Lover of poverty, Pray for us
Model of all who labour, Pray for us
Glory of family life, Pray for us
Protector of virgins, Pray for us
Pillar of families, Pray for us
Consolation of the afflicted, Pray for us
Hope of the sick, Pray for us
Patron of the dying, Pray for us
Terror of the demons, Pray for us
Protector of the holy Church, Pray for us


Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.


V.     He made him master of his house,
R.    And ruler of all his possessions.


O God, You were pleased to choose Saint Joseph as the husband of Mary and the guardian of your Son.  Grant that, as we venerate him as our protector on earth, we may deserve to have him as our intercessor in heaven. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayer for the Church
Glorious Saint Joseph, powerful protector of Holy Church, I implore your heavenly aid for the whole Church on earth, especially for the Holy Father and all bishops, priests, and religious. Comfort the afflicted, console the dying, and convert sinners. Have pity on the poor souls in purgatory, especially on my own family, relatives, and friends. Obtain for them the speedy remission of their punishment, that with you and all the Saints and Angels they may praise and glorify the Blessed Trinity forever.

Amen

FOURTH DAY

St Joseph, it was to you that God commended the priceless gifts of heaven and earth as the foster father of the One who feeds all the creatures in the world. Of all the saints you, after Mary, are the one who is worthy of our greatest love and honour, because you were chosen to the highest dignity of bringing up, feeding and caring for the Son of God. At a time when fatherhood is in crisis, intercede before God for all fathers, especially for those who for various reasons are not fulfilling their vocation to fatherhood. Obtain for them the grace to return to their families, their children; may they receive the grace to fulfil their duty in their families in a spirit of sacrifice, responsibility and love. Amen

Our Father ... Hail Mary ... Glory be ...


Litany to Saint Joseph


Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.


Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.


God, the Father in Heaven, Have mercy on us
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us
God the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us


Holy Mary, Pray for us
Holy Joseph, Pray for us
Noble son of the House of David, Pray for us
Light of the Patriarchs, Pray for us
Husband of the Mother of God, Pray for us
Chaste guardian of the Virgin, Pray for us
Foster-father of the Son of God, Pray for us
Sedulous defender of Christ, Pray for us
Head of the Holy Family, Pray for us
Joseph most just, Pray for us
Joseph most chaste, Pray for us
Joseph most prudent, Pray for us
Joseph most valiant, Pray for us
Joseph most obedient, Pray for us
Joseph most faithful, Pray for us
Mirror of patience, Pray for us
Lover of poverty, Pray for us
Model of all who labour, Pray for us
Glory of family life, Pray for us
Protector of virgins, Pray for us
Pillar of families, Pray for us
Consolation of the afflicted, Pray for us
Hope of the sick, Pray for us
Patron of the dying, Pray for us
Terror of the demons, Pray for us
Protector of the holy Church, Pray for us


Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.


V.     He made him master of his house,
R.    And ruler of all his possessions.


O God, You were pleased to choose Saint Joseph as the husband of Mary and the guardian of your Son.  Grant that, as we venerate him as our protector on earth, we may deserve to have him as our intercessor in heaven. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayer for the Church
Glorious Saint Joseph, powerful protector of Holy Church, I implore your heavenly aid for the whole Church on earth, especially for the Holy Father and all bishops, priests, and religious. Comfort the afflicted, console the dying, and convert sinners. Have pity on the poor souls in purgatory, especially on my own family, relatives, and friends. Obtain for them the speedy remission of their punishment, that with you and all the Saints and Angels they may praise and glorify the Blessed Trinity forever.

Amen

 

FIFTH DAY

St Joseph, intercede for us before God that we may understand and fully appreciate the meaning of our work, that through it we may come closer to God, the Creator and Redeemer, and that we might participate in His redemptive plans for mankind and for the world. Obtain for us zeal in performing our daily duties and teach us to work honestly and diligently. Amen

Our Father ... Hail Mary ... Glory be ...


Litany to Saint Joseph


Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.


Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.


God, the Father in Heaven, Have mercy on us
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us
God the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us


Holy Mary, Pray for us
Holy Joseph, Pray for us
Noble son of the House of David, Pray for us
Light of the Patriarchs, Pray for us
Husband of the Mother of God, Pray for us
Chaste guardian of the Virgin, Pray for us
Foster-father of the Son of God, Pray for us
Sedulous defender of Christ, Pray for us
Head of the Holy Family, Pray for us
Joseph most just, Pray for us
Joseph most chaste, Pray for us
Joseph most prudent, Pray for us
Joseph most valiant, Pray for us
Joseph most obedient, Pray for us
Joseph most faithful, Pray for us
Mirror of patience, Pray for us
Lover of poverty, Pray for us
Model of all who labour, Pray for us
Glory of family life, Pray for us
Protector of virgins, Pray for us
Pillar of families, Pray for us
Consolation of the afflicted, Pray for us
Hope of the sick, Pray for us
Patron of the dying, Pray for us
Terror of the demons, Pray for us
Protector of the holy Church, Pray for us


Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.


V.     He made him master of his house,
R.    And ruler of all his possessions.


O God, You were pleased to choose Saint Joseph as the husband of Mary and the guardian of your Son.  Grant that, as we venerate him as our protector on earth, we may deserve to have him as our intercessor in heaven. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayer for the Church
Glorious Saint Joseph, powerful protector of Holy Church, I implore your heavenly aid for the whole Church on earth, especially for the Holy Father and all bishops, priests, and religious. Comfort the afflicted, console the dying, and convert sinners. Have pity on the poor souls in purgatory, especially on my own family, relatives, and friends. Obtain for them the speedy remission of their punishment, that with you and all the Saints and Angels they may praise and glorify the Blessed Trinity forever.

Amen

SIXTH DAY

St Joseph, Spouse of the Mother of God and Foster Father of the Redeemer, obtain for all families the kind of love that will enable married couples to give themselves to each other unconditionally because of the sacramental presence of Christ and their freely-made vows. Thanks to a love like that, a family is formed, develops, matures and is a source of peace, unity and happiness for children as well as for parents. Amen

 

Our Father ... Hail Mary ... Glory be ...


Litany to Saint Joseph


Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.


Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.


God, the Father in Heaven, Have mercy on us
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us
God the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us


Holy Mary, Pray for us
Holy Joseph, Pray for us
Noble son of the House of David, Pray for us
Light of the Patriarchs, Pray for us
Husband of the Mother of God, Pray for us
Chaste guardian of the Virgin, Pray for us
Foster-father of the Son of God, Pray for us
Sedulous defender of Christ, Pray for us
Head of the Holy Family, Pray for us
Joseph most just, Pray for us
Joseph most chaste, Pray for us
Joseph most prudent, Pray for us
Joseph most valiant, Pray for us
Joseph most obedient, Pray for us
Joseph most faithful, Pray for us
Mirror of patience, Pray for us
Lover of poverty, Pray for us
Model of all who labour, Pray for us
Glory of family life, Pray for us
Protector of virgins, Pray for us
Pillar of families, Pray for us
Consolation of the afflicted, Pray for us
Hope of the sick, Pray for us
Patron of the dying, Pray for us
Terror of the demons, Pray for us
Protector of the holy Church, Pray for us


Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.


V.     He made him master of his house,
R.    And ruler of all his possessions.


O God, You were pleased to choose Saint Joseph as the husband of Mary and the guardian of your Son.  Grant that, as we venerate him as our protector on earth, we may deserve to have him as our intercessor in heaven. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayer for the Church
Glorious Saint Joseph, powerful protector of Holy Church, I implore your heavenly aid for the whole Church on earth, especially for the Holy Father and all bishops, priests, and religious. Comfort the afflicted, console the dying, and convert sinners. Have pity on the poor souls in purgatory, especially on my own family, relatives, and friends. Obtain for them the speedy remission of their punishment, that with you and all the Saints and Angels they may praise and glorify the Blessed Trinity forever.

Amen

SEVENTH DAY

St Joseph, you ended your life in the presence of the Blessed Virgin and of Christ. Obtain for us the grace of persevering in the grace of God to the end, and together with Jesus and Mary come to us in the last moment of our earthly life so that we can enter the kingdom of Light. Amen

 

Our Father ... Hail Mary ... Glory be ...


Litany to Saint Joseph


Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.


Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.


God, the Father in Heaven, Have mercy on us
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us
God the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us


Holy Mary, Pray for us
Holy Joseph, Pray for us
Noble son of the House of David, Pray for us
Light of the Patriarchs, Pray for us
Husband of the Mother of God, Pray for us
Chaste guardian of the Virgin, Pray for us
Foster-father of the Son of God, Pray for us
Sedulous defender of Christ, Pray for us
Head of the Holy Family, Pray for us
Joseph most just, Pray for us
Joseph most chaste, Pray for us
Joseph most prudent, Pray for us
Joseph most valiant, Pray for us
Joseph most obedient, Pray for us
Joseph most faithful, Pray for us
Mirror of patience, Pray for us
Lover of poverty, Pray for us
Model of all who labour, Pray for us
Glory of family life, Pray for us
Protector of virgins, Pray for us
Pillar of families, Pray for us
Consolation of the afflicted, Pray for us
Hope of the sick, Pray for us
Patron of the dying, Pray for us
Terror of the demons, Pray for us
Protector of the holy Church, Pray for us


Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.


V.     He made him master of his house,
R.    And ruler of all his possessions.


O God, You were pleased to choose Saint Joseph as the husband of Mary and the guardian of your Son.  Grant that, as we venerate him as our protector on earth, we may deserve to have him as our intercessor in heaven. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayer for the Church
Glorious Saint Joseph, powerful protector of Holy Church, I implore your heavenly aid for the whole Church on earth, especially for the Holy Father and all bishops, priests, and religious. Comfort the afflicted, console the dying, and convert sinners. Have pity on the poor souls in purgatory, especially on my own family, relatives, and friends. Obtain for them the speedy remission of their punishment, that with you and all the Saints and Angels they may praise and glorify the Blessed Trinity forever.

Amen

EIGHTH DAY

St Joseph, you deserved to hold in your hands with reverence the only Son of God, born of the Virgin Mary. We pray through your intercession for all priests that they may have the grace of serving at the altar of God in purity of heart. Amen
 

Our Father ... Hail Mary ... Glory be ...


Litany to Saint Joseph


Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.


Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.


God, the Father in Heaven, Have mercy on us
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us
God the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us


Holy Mary, Pray for us
Holy Joseph, Pray for us
Noble son of the House of David, Pray for us
Light of the Patriarchs, Pray for us
Husband of the Mother of God, Pray for us
Chaste guardian of the Virgin, Pray for us
Foster-father of the Son of God, Pray for us
Sedulous defender of Christ, Pray for us
Head of the Holy Family, Pray for us
Joseph most just, Pray for us
Joseph most chaste, Pray for us
Joseph most prudent, Pray for us
Joseph most valiant, Pray for us
Joseph most obedient, Pray for us
Joseph most faithful, Pray for us
Mirror of patience, Pray for us
Lover of poverty, Pray for us
Model of all who labour, Pray for us
Glory of family life, Pray for us
Protector of virgins, Pray for us
Pillar of families, Pray for us
Consolation of the afflicted, Pray for us
Hope of the sick, Pray for us
Patron of the dying, Pray for us
Terror of the demons, Pray for us
Protector of the holy Church, Pray for us


Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.


V.     He made him master of his house,
R.    And ruler of all his possessions.


O God, You were pleased to choose Saint Joseph as the husband of Mary and the guardian of your Son.  Grant that, as we venerate him as our protector on earth, we may deserve to have him as our intercessor in heaven. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayer for the Church
Glorious Saint Joseph, powerful protector of Holy Church, I implore your heavenly aid for the whole Church on earth, especially for the Holy Father and all bishops, priests, and religious. Comfort the afflicted, console the dying, and convert sinners. Have pity on the poor souls in purgatory, especially on my own family, relatives, and friends. Obtain for them the speedy remission of their punishment, that with you and all the Saints and Angels they may praise and glorify the Blessed Trinity forever.

Amen

NINTH DAY

St Joseph, your mission was to care for, defend, watch over and support Jesus and Mary. Today, the Church of Christ needs the same care. We ask for your intercession so that we may not be harmed and can act within the world. Your mission is our mission: we are to protect Christ, allowing Him to grow within us and around us. Amen

Our Father ... Hail Mary ... Glory be ...


Litany to Saint Joseph


Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.


Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.


God, the Father in Heaven, Have mercy on us
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us
God the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us


Holy Mary, Pray for us
Holy Joseph, Pray for us
Noble son of the House of David, Pray for us
Light of the Patriarchs, Pray for us
Husband of the Mother of God, Pray for us
Chaste guardian of the Virgin, Pray for us
Foster-father of the Son of God, Pray for us
Sedulous defender of Christ, Pray for us
Head of the Holy Family, Pray for us
Joseph most just, Pray for us
Joseph most chaste, Pray for us
Joseph most prudent, Pray for us
Joseph most valiant, Pray for us
Joseph most obedient, Pray for us
Joseph most faithful, Pray for us
Mirror of patience, Pray for us
Lover of poverty, Pray for us
Model of all who labour, Pray for us
Glory of family life, Pray for us
Protector of virgins, Pray for us
Pillar of families, Pray for us
Consolation of the afflicted, Pray for us
Hope of the sick, Pray for us
Patron of the dying, Pray for us
Terror of the demons, Pray for us
Protector of the holy Church, Pray for us


Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.


V.     He made him master of his house,
R.    And ruler of all his possessions.


O God, You were pleased to choose Saint Joseph as the husband of Mary and the guardian of your Son.  Grant that, as we venerate him as our protector on earth, we may deserve to have him as our intercessor in heaven. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayer for the Church
Glorious Saint Joseph, powerful protector of Holy Church, I implore your heavenly aid for the whole Church on earth, especially for the Holy Father and all bishops, priests, and religious. Comfort the afflicted, console the dying, and convert sinners. Have pity on the poor souls in purgatory, especially on my own family, relatives, and friends. Obtain for them the speedy remission of their punishment, that with you and all the Saints and Angels they may praise and glorify the Blessed Trinity forever.

Amen

Prayer to St Joseph
Blessed Joseph, husband of Mary,
be with us this day.
You protected and cherished the Virgin:
loving the Child Jesus as your Son,
you rescued him from danger of death.
Defend the Church, the household of God, purchased by the blood of Christ.
Guardian of the holy family,
be with us in all our trials.
May your prayers obtain for us the strength to flee from error and
wrestle with the powers of corruption
so that in this life
we may grow in holiness and
in death rejoice in the crown of victory.


Saint Joseph,
pray for us

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