Celebrating the Year of Saint Joseph

Prayers, Litanies, and Devotions


Prayer | Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Saint Joseph, Illustrious Descendant of David,
Husband of the Mother of God,
Foster-father of the Son of God,
in dream you received from the Almighty
the task of taking Mary as your wife
and Jesus as your Son, conceived from the Holy Spirit,
and of caring for them in the difficult beginnings
of the New Covenant.
Intercede for us so that your example may remind us
to care for the presence of Jesus and Mary in our lives,
in the trials of today’s world.

(Excerpt from Blessings and Prayers for Home and Family © Concacan Inc., 2004. All rights reserved.)

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Prayer | Patron of the Church in Canada

Zealous guardian of the Redeemer,
Patron of the Church in Canada,
you were invoked by the first missionaries of this country
to assist the growth of the seed of Christian faith
courageously sown in this land.
Intercede for all its inhabitants
who, along the history,
often adopted your name from Baptism
so that all families
may give a central place to your Son in their lives
and in abundance produce the fruits of the Gospel:
love, understanding, forgiveness,
care for one another, holiness and happiness.

(Excerpt from Blessings and Prayers for Home and Family © Concacan Inc., 2004. All rights reserved.)

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Prayer | Patron of the universal Church

Splendour of Patriarchs,
Head of the Holy Family,
you were asked by the Successor of Peter
to watch over the universal Church,
the Family of those who believe in your Son.
Intercede for all Christians
so that they may, at all times,
deny themselves,
take up their cross
and faithfully walk in the footsteps of their Master,
loving God and their neighbour.

(Excerpt from Blessings and Prayers for Home and Family © Concacan Inc., 2004. All rights reserved.)

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Prayer | Model of workers

Silent and well-known Carpenter in Nazareth,
Model of workers,
by the work of your hands,
you gave your contribution to the work of the Creator,
your earned your living
and you provided for the needs of the Holy Family.
Intercede for all workers, in the difficulties of their daily lives,
especially for the unemployed, in their anxieties for tomorrow,
so that, through the guidance of God,
the great Architect and Builder,
they all may use their strength and their talents
to make visible his Kingdom, his new Creation,
to offer a concrete service to society
and to earn wages worthy of their efforts.

(Excerpt from Blessings and Prayers for Home and Family © Concacan Inc., 2004. All rights reserved.)

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Prayer | A holy companion in our Christian journey

Saint Joseph,
Man of enlightening dreams
Obedient servant of God,
accompany us, with your wife, the Blessed Virgin Mary,
throughout our life
to the glory and praise of God,
now and for ever and ever.
Amen.

(Excerpt from Blessings and Prayers for Home and Family © Concacan Inc., 2004. All rights reserved.)

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Litany to Saint Joseph