Categories: General
      Date: Mar  9, 2021
     Title: St. Joseph Novena

In anticipation of the special year dedicated to the family, which begins on March 19, 2021 and ends with the 10th World Meeting of Families in Rome on June 26, 2022, the diocesan family is invited to join Bishop Bart in praying a Novena to St. Joseph.   The novena prayers will be live-streamed each evening on the Diocesan Facebook page at 7pm, beginning Thursday, March 11 and culminating on the Feast of St. Joseph, March 19.

The Novena prayers can be found by clicking the word "more" below.

Litany of St. Joseph


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

Jesus, hear,                                                                                   Jesus, 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.

St. Joseph,                                                                                      pray for us.

Renowned offspring 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.

Diligent protector 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 strong,                                                                       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 artisans,                                                                           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 wretched,                                                                  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 Jesus.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,              graciously hear us, O Jesus.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,              have mercy on us, O Jesus.

He made him the Lord of his household,                                  and prince over all his possessions.


Let us pray:

Hail, Guardian of the redeemer,  Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

To you God entrusted his only Son; in you Mary placed her trust;

With you Christ became man.

Blessed Joseph, to us too,

show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life.

Obtain for us grace,  mercy and courage,

and defend us from every evil.  Amen.

(Taken from Pope Francis Letter: “Patris Corde”)