March 19th is the feast of St Joseph, Husband of Mary. What better way to honor our parish Patron Saint than by starting a group Consecration to Saint Joseph:
- Follow the Consecration to Saint Joseph narrated & cleric led by Father Calloway, on YouTube. Fr. Calloway is a convert & his passion for Saint Joseph is contagious.
- Follow the Consecration to Saint Joseph, with priests at Saint Joseph Shrine in Detroit, on YouTube also. This is a shorter version, with private readings on your own. Canon Michael Stein & Canon Adrian Sequeira trade-off narrating Consecration dailies. This is more subtle than Fr. Calloway, but equally reverent & led by a cleric.
Prayer to St. Joseph
protector of thy chaste spouse,
the virgin Mother of God,
I choose thee this day
to be my special patron and advocate
and I firmly resolve to honor thee
all the days of my life.
Therefore I humbly beseech thee
to receive me as thy client,
to instruct me in every doubt,
to comfort me in every affliction,
to obtain for me and for all
the knowledge and love of the Heart of Jesus,
and finally to defend and protect me
at the hour of my death. Amen