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Devotion to the great St. Joseph


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus,

This month of March is dedicated to growing in devotion to the great St. Joseph (Solemnity celebrated on March 19). I share with you the Litany of St. Joseph that we grow in devotion to this great saint!


Litany of St. Joseph

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.

God, the Father of 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 (after each line)

Saint Joseph, pray for us (after each line)

Renowned offspring of David,

Light of Patriarchs,

Spouse of the Mother of God,

Chaste guardian of the Virgin,

Foster-father of the Son of God,

Diligent protector of Christ,

Head of the Holy Family,

Joseph most just,

Joseph most chaste,

Joseph most prudent,

Joseph most strong,

Joseph most obedient,

Joseph most faithful,

Mirror of patience,

Lover of poverty,

Model of artisans,

Glory of home life,

Guardian of virgins,

Pillar of families,

Solace of the wretched,

Hope of the sick,

Patron of the dying,

Terror of demons,

Protector of Holy Church,


Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,

Spare us, O Lord.


Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,

Graciously hear us, O Lord.


Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,

Have mercy on us.


V. He made him the lord of His house:

R. And ruler of all His substance.

Let us pray: O God, who in Thine unspeakable providence didst vouchsafe to choose blessed Joseph to be the spouse of Thine own most holy Mother: grant, we beseech Thee, that we may deserve to have him for our intercessor in heaven, whom we reverence as our defender on earth: who livest and reignest world without end. Amen.

Through the intercession of Mary, the Mother of God, St. Joseph and our patrons, St. Michael, and St. Paul, may God bless you, your families and our parishes!

In Christ through Mary,

Fr. Kasel

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