Novena to St. Joseph Begins
March 20 is the feast of St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church for 2017. St. Joseph’s feast day usually is March 19, but because his feast day falls on a Sunday in Lent this year, it has been transferred to Monday, March 20. The novena to St. Joseph begins on March 11 and ends on March 19.
“Saint Joseph gave me everything I asked for,” said St. Teresa of Avila. Please go to Saint Joseph with invincible childlike confidence like St. Teresa of Avila, who said: “For some years now, I think, I have made some request of him every year on his feast day and I have always had it granted. If my petition is in any way ill directed, he directs it aright for my greater good.”
O Saint Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires.
O Saint Joseph, assist me by your powerful intercession and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord; so that having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers.
O Saint Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me, and ask Him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath. Amen
O Saint Joseph, hear my prayers and obtain my petitions. O Saint Joseph, pray for me. (Mention your intention)