St. Joseph Prayers

St. Joseph Prayer: Recited before Mass in Our Church

O Good St. Joseph, you have been granted the special title and mission as Patron on the Universal Church.  With confidence in your powerful intercession we place before you the guidance of our parish community, named after your venerable father-in-law,  St. Joachim. Lead and guide the ministry of the Catholic Men of Faith. May we follow your example and spirit of putting the interests of Jesus at the center of how we share in the ministry of the Universal Church. Through our common devotion to you, St. Joseph, may our parish grow ever more united in the service of your foster son, Jesus. Amen.

Litany of St. Joseph

Lord, have mercy
Christ, have mercy
Lord, have mercy
God our Father in heaven
God the Son, Redeemer of the world
God the Holy Spirit
Holy Trinity, one God
Holy Mary
Saint Joseph
Noble son of the House of David
Light of patriarchs
Husband of the Mother of God
Guardian of the Virgin
Foster father of the Son of God
Faithful guardian of Christ
Head of the holy family
Joseph, chaste and just
Joseph, prudent and brave
Joseph, obedient and loyal
Pattern of patience
Lover of poverty
Model of workers
Example to parents
Guardian of virgins
Pillar of family life
Comfort of the troubled
Hope of the sick
Patron of the dying
Terror of evil spirits
Protector of the Church
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world
R/. Lord, have mercy.
R/. Christ, have mercy.
R/. Lord, have mercy.
R/. Have mercy on us.
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R/. Pray for us.
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R/. Spare us O Lord.
R/. Hear us O Lord.
R/. Have mercy on us.
Let us pray. God, in your infinite wisdom and love you chose Joseph to be the husband of Mary, the mother of your Son. May we have the help of his prayers in heaven and enjoy his protection on earth. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


St. Joseph Rosary

May be prayed just as Marian rosary, substituting the following prayer for the “Hail Mary”:

Joseph, son of David, and husband of Mary; we honor you, guardian of the Redeemer, and we adore the child you named Jesus.
Saint Joseph, patron of the universal church, pray for us, that like you we may live totally dedicated to the interests of the Savior. Amen.

Mysteries

  1. Betrothal to Mary (Mt 1:18).
  2. Annunciation to Joseph (Mt 1:19-21).
  3. Birth and Naming of Jesus (Mt 1:22-25).
  4. Flight into Egypt (Mt 2:13-15).
  5. Hidden Life at Nazareth (Mt 2:23; Lk 2:51-52).

Prayer to St. Joseph Marello, Founder of the Oblates of St. Joseph

O St. Joseph Marello, like your patron  and model St. Joseph, you are proof that sanctity consists not in extraordinary achievements that attract the world’s attention, but in the daily exercise of the virtues of simplicity, charity, and humility.  With complete trust in Divine Providence, you founded the Oblates of St. Joseph to serve the interests of Jesus in imitation of His guardian and protector.  Father of youth, protector of the poor and aged, gentle shepherd of your flock, model of charity, you blended strength with kindness, prayer with action, and faithfulness to the church with zealous attention to the signs of the times.
May your holy life inspire youth to take the Gospel as their sure guide; your Oblates to be hidden and faithful instruments of God’s work; Priests and Bishops to be loyal and loving shepherds.  Pray for us that we may all live with that peacefulness of mind and heart that comes only from a trusting surrender to God’s will. Amen.

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