Year of Saint Joseph

12.08.2020 – 12.08.2021

* To increase our love for this great saint

*To encourage us to implore his intercession

*To imitate his virtues and his zeal  

#Pope Francis Patris Corde

Spiritual Readings

* Matthew 1-2

*Luke 1-2

* Leo XIII “Quamquam Pluries

*Pope Francis Apostolic Letter Patris Corde

* Consecration to St. Joseph: “The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father “by Fr. Calloway MIC

* Saying a prayer to St. Joseph for 33 days during one of the following times, concluding with the Prayer             of Consecration to St. Joseph.

                *March 29 – May 1st Ending on Memorial of St. Joseph the Worker

                * May 19 – June 2 Ending on Father’s Day

                *July 20 – August 21 Ending on the commemoration of Our Lady of Knock

                * September 20 – November 1 Ending on the solemnity of All Saints

To you, O blessed Joseph (Ad te, beate Ioseph)

To you, O blessed Joseph, do we come in our afflictions, and having implored the help of your most holy Spouse, we confidently invoke your patronage also.

Through that charity which bound you to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God and through the paternal love with which you embraced the Child Jesus, we humbly beg you graciously to regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ has purchased by his Blood, and with your power and strength to aid us in our necessities.

O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family, defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ; O most loving father, ward off from us every contagion of error and corrupting influence; O our most mighty protector, be kind to us and from heaven assist us in our struggle with the power of darkness.

As once you rescued the Child Jesus from deadly peril, so now protect God’s Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity; shield, too, each one of us by your constant protection, so that, supported by your example and your aid, we may be able to live piously, to die in holiness, and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven. Amen.

Ways to keep the time of prayer in preparation for the Consecration to Saint Joseph.

 1. Meditate at least 30 minutes on the Lord’s Prayer or take part in  a Spiritual Retreat of at least one day that includes meditations on St. Joseph.

2. Following  St. Joseph’s example perform a spiritual work of mercy or corporal work of mercy

3. Recite the Holy rosary as a family or as an engaged couple.

4. Entrust your daily activity to the protection of St. Joseph and invoke the intercession of St. Joseph so that those seeking work can find dignifying work.

5. Recite the Litany to Ste. Joseph for the persecuted Church and for the relief of all Christians suffering all forms of persecution.

6, Recite any legitimately approved prayer or act of piety in honor of St. Joseph on a feast of St. Joseph or Holy Family and every Wednesday.

7. For the sick and Hospitalized and homebound say a prayer in honor of St. Joseph offering to God the pains and hardships of your life. 

Prayers to St. Joseph

The official prayer of the Year of St. Joseph—To you, O blessed Joseph (Ad te, beate Ioseph)—was composed by Pope Leo XIII in his 1889 encyclical, Quamquam Pluries. The Holy Father asked that it be added to the end of the Rosary especially during October, the month of the Holy Rosary. This prayer is enriched with a partial indulgence (Source: USCCB).

THE YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH PRAYER

To you, O blessed Joseph (Ad te, beate Ioseph)

To you, O blessed Joseph, do we come in our afflictions, and having implored the help of your most holy Spouse, we confidently invoke your patronage also.

Through that charity which bound you to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God and through the paternal love with which you embraced the Child Jesus, we humbly beg you graciously to regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ has purchased by his Blood, and with your power and strength to aid us in our necessities.

O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family, defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ; O most loving father, ward off from us every contagion of error and corrupting influence; O our most mighty protector, be kind to us and from heaven assist us in our struggle with the power of darkness.

As once you rescued the Child Jesus from deadly peril, so now protect God’s Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity; shield, too, each one of us by your constant protection, so that, supported by your example and your aid, we may be able to live piously, to die in holiness, and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven. Amen.

“I do not remember even now that I have ever asked anything of [St. Joseph] which he has failed to grant… To other saints the Lord seems to have given grace to succour us in some of our necessities, but of this glorious saint my experience is that he succours us in them all…” (Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila)

MORE PRAYERS TO ST. JOSEPH

Litany of St. 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 of Heaven, have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.

God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, pray for us.

St. Joseph, pray for us.

Illustrious son of David, pray for us.

Light of patriarchs, pray for us.

Spouse 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.

Watchful 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 workmen, pray for us.

Glory of home life, pray for us.

Guardian of virgins, pray for us.

Pillar of families, pray for us.

Solace of the afflicted, pray for us.

Hope of the sick, pray for us.

Patron of the dying, pray for us.

Terror of demons, pray for us.

Protector of Holy Church, pray for us.

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,

Spare us, O Lord!

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,

Graciously hear us, O Lord!

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,

Have mercy on us!

V. He made him the lord of His household,

R. And prince over all His possessions.

Let Us Pray

O God, Who in Thine ineffable Providence didst vouchsafe to choose Blessed Joseph to be the spouse of Thy most holy Mother, grant, we beseech Thee, that he whom we venerate as our protector on earth may be our intercessor in Heaven. Who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen.

You are welcome to join the Consecration Prayer with Most Holy Name of Jesus.  We conclude on May 1st.  You can do this privately and Join us May First for the consecration.  You can join us in prayer and discussion on April 13, 20, and 27 at 7 pm on Zoom.  You are invited to make this time of Consecration.

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