A solemn novena extends a long-standing Catholic tradition of celebrating the feast of a great saint. St. Joseph, whose feast day is March 19, is honored for his role as protector, guardian, and worker.
We come to you St. Joseph,
to place ourselves among all who love you
and to experience your powerful protective presence.
We shall always love and honor you as our spiritual father.
We ask you, O dear Joseph,
that you accept us as your friends,
that you lovingly consider our needs,
both spiritual and material,
that you may guard us from the influence of the evil one
as well as from other dangers that threaten us.
O most loving St. Joseph,
show us how to love and be loved by Jesus.
Teach us how to have a profound fidelity to the Church.
Encourage in us a filial affection
for the Blessed Virgin, our Mother,
so that, with your help we may enter heaven
to glorify God with you, through all eternity.
We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.
Hail Joseph, Son of David!
Most pure spouse of the Immaculate Mother of God
and faithful guardian of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Pray for us.
Pray for our loved ones.
Cherish, accept, and protect them.