Husband of Mary, Guardian of the Redeemer, Patron of the Church
by Savini

LORD, have mercy LORD, have mercy
Christ, have mercy Christ, have mercy
Holy Trinity, one God have mercy on us

Holy Mary pray for us
Saint Joseph pray for us
Noble son of the House of David pray for us
Light of patriarchs pray for us
Husband of the Mother of God pray for us
Guardian of the Virgin pray for us
Foster father of the Son of God pray for us
Faithful guardian of Christ pray for us
Head of the holy family pray for us
Joseph, chaste and just pray for us
Joseph, prudent and brave pray for us
Joseph, obedient and loyal pray for us
Pattern of patience pray for us
Lover of poverty pray for us
Model of workers pray for us
Example to parents pray for us
Guardian of virgins pray for us
Pillar of family life pray for us
Comfort of the troubled pray for us
Hope of the sick pray for us
Patron of the dying pray for us
Terror of evil spirits pray for us
Protector of the Church pray for us

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world have mercy on us
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world have mercy on us
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world have mercy on us

V. God made him master of his household
R. And put him in charge of all that he owned.

Let us pray
Almighty God, in your infinite wisdom and love you chose Joseph to be the husband of Mary, the mother of your Son.
As we enjoy his protection on earth may we have the help of his prayers in heaven.
We ask this through Christ our LORD.
R. Amen.

Recommended by Fr. Paul N. Check to fathers of families encouraging them to say it daily.

Novena to Saint Joseph (March 11 – March 19)

Novena to Saint Joseph

March 11 – March 19

Novena to St. Joseph

Remember, most pure spouse of Mary, ever Virgin, my loving protector, Saint Joseph, on the testimony of St. Teresa, thy devoted servant, that no one ever had recourse to your protection or asked for your aid without obtaining relief. Confiding, therefore, in your goodness, I come before you and humbly implore you. Despise not my petitions, foster-father of the Redeemer, but graciously receive them.
Let us Pray:

O God, Who in Your ineffable providence did vouchsafe to choose Blessed Joseph to be the spouse of Your most holy Mother; grant, we beseech You, that we may be worthy to have him for our intercessor in heaven whom on earth we venerate as our Protector. Who live and reign, world without end.

California-Arizona Province of St. Joseph

Thirty Days Prayer to St. Joseph

The Carpenter by Frances Hook
The Carpenter by Frances Hook

Thirty Days Prayer to St. Joseph

For Any Special Intention


(May be said during any 30 days of the year)

Ever blessed and glorious Joseph, kind and loving father, and helpful friend of all in sorrow! You are the good father and protector of orphans, the defender of the defenseless, the patron of those in need and sorrow. Look kindly on my request. My sins have drawn down on me the just displeasure of my God, and so I am surrounded with unhappiness. To you, loving guardian of the Family of Nazareth, do I go for help and protection.


O good father Joseph! I beg you, by all your sufferings, sorrows, and joys, to hear me and obtain for me what I ask.

(Here name your petitions or think of them)

Obtain for all those who have asked my prayers everything that is useful to them in the plan of God. Finally, my dear patron and father, be with me and all who are dear to me in our last moments, that we may eternally sing the praises of


“A blameless life, 

St. Joseph,

may we lead,

by your kind patronage

from danger freed.”