The first day of the novena to St. Joseph begins today March 10 and ends on March 18, the day before the Feast Day of St. Joseph which is on March 19, 2016
This novena prayer may be said for nine days for your special intentions in preparation for the feast of St. Joseph.
Novena to St. Joseph
O glorious St. Joseph, you who are the good and faithful servant to whom God committed the care of His Family, whom he appointed guardian and protector for the life of Jesus Christ, the comfort and support of His holy Mother, and instrument in His great design of the Redemption of mankind; you who had the happiness of living with Jesus and Mary, and of dying in their arms; chaste spouse of the Mother of God’ model and patron of pure souls; humble, patient and reserved; be moved with the confidence we place in your intercession’ accept with kindness this testimony of our devotion, and procure for us from Almighty God the particular favors which we humbly solicit through your intercession. (ask for the grace that you wish to obtain)
We give thanks to God for the unique favors he has been pleased to confer on you, and we implore God, by your intercession, to help us to imitate your virtues.
With profound humility we entreat you to be present at the hour of our death, when our last grateful words to our Creator shall be “Jesus, Mary, Joseph”.
Pray for us, then, O great St. Joseph, and by the love which you had for Jesus and Mary, and by the love which they had for you, obtain for us the incomparable happiness of living and dying in the love of Jesus and Mary. Amen. Pray the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be.