St. Joseph Novena: March 11-19


“I wish I could persuade everyone to be devoted to this glorious Saint, for I have great experience of the blessings which he can obtain from God.  I have never known anyone to be truly devoted to him and render him particular services who did not notably advance in virtue, for he gives very real help to souls who commend themselves to him.  For some years now, I think, I have made some request of him every year on his festival and I have always had it granted.  If my petition is in any way ill directed, he directs it aright for my greater good.”  Our Holy Mother St. Teresa of Jesus

PRAYER FOR THE MASS OF ST. JOSEPH, SPOUSE OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, MARCH 19:

Grant, we pray, Almighty God, that by St. Joseph’s intercession Your Church may constantly watch over the unfolding of the mysteries of human salvation, whose beginnings You entrusted to his faithful care.  Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God, for ever and ever.  Amen.