Novena to St Joseph

Published on April 22, 2021
Tomorrow we begin our Novena to St Joseph. Pope Francis has dedicated this year to St Joseph and so the novena takes on special significance. We will pray the novena prayer at Mass each day leading to the Feast of St Joseph the Worker on the 1st of May. As we pray the Novena let us remember to pray for families, for workers and those with no work.
Novena Prayer
(that was prayed by Mother Teresa and still is prayed by the Missionaries of Charity today)
O Glorious St. Joseph, faithful follower
of Jesus Christ, to you do we
raise our hearts and hands,/ to implore
your powerful intercession in obtaining
from the benign Heart of Jesus/ all the
helps and graces necessary for our spiritual
and temporal welfare,/ particularly
the grace of a happy death,/ and the special
favor we now implore.
O guardian of the Word Incarnate,/
we feel filled with confidence/ that your
prayers on our behalf/ will be graciously
heard before the throne of God./
O Glorious St. Joseph,/ through the
love you bear to Jesus Christ,/ and for
the glory of His name,/ hear our prayers
and obtain our petitions. (Repeat 7times)
Let us pray
O Glorious St. Joseph,/ spouse of the
Immaculate Virgin,/ obtain for us a
pure,/ humble, and charitable mind,/ and
perfect resignation to the divine Will./
Be our guide, father and model through
life,/ that we may merit to die as you
did,/ in the arms of Jesus and Mary.