St. Joseph Novena

Pope Francis has declared this year the Year of St. Joseph. St. Joseph humbly accepted his role as guardian, protector, and head of the Holy Family. Together, with many Catholics around the world, we will be praying a novena to St. Joseph. For the nine days leading up to the Solemnity of St. Joseph (March 19th), we encourage you to join us.

St. Joseph Novena

Day 1: March 10: The Genealogy
“In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

O Illustrious Son of David, obtain for us through your divine Son the grace of abandonment to Divine Providence.”

“Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God entrusted his only Son; in you, Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man. Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage, and defend us from every evil. Amen.”

Day 2: March 11: The Betrothal
“In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O Spouse of the Mother of God, obtain for us through your divine Son the grace of reverence for the human person.”

“Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God entrusted his only Son; in you, Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man. Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage, and defend us from every evil. Amen.”

Day 3: March 12: The Annunciation to Joseph
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O Foster-father of the Son of God, obtain for us through your divine Son the grace of obedience to the will of the Father.”

“Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God entrusted his only Son; in you, Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man. Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage, and defend us from every evil. Amen.”

Day 4: March 13: The Nativity
“In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O Watchful Defender of Christ, obtain for us through your divine Son the grace of adoration.

“Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God entrusted his only Son; in you, Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man. Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage, and defend us from every evil. Amen.

Day 5: March 14: The Naming
“In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O Head of the Holy Family, obtain for us through your divine Son the grace to accept God’s upward calling in Christ Jesus.”

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God entrusted his only Son; in you, Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man. Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage, and defend us from every evil. Amen.”

Day 6: March 15: The Presentation
“In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O Joseph most faithful, obtain for us through your divine Son the grace of true worship.”

“Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God entrusted his only Son; in you, Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man. Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage, and defend us from every evil. Amen.”

Day 7: March 16: Flight into Egypt
“In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O Protector of the Church, obtain for us through your divine Son the grace to bravely overcome every evil.”

“Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God entrusted his only Son; in you, Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man. Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage, and defend us from every evil. Amen.”

Day 8: March 17: Finding Jesus in the Temple.
“In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O Solace of the Afflicted, obtain for us through your divine Son the grace of peace even when we do not fully understand your ways.”

“Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God entrusted his only Son; in you, Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man. Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage, and defend us from every evil. Amen.”

Day 9: March 18: The Death of St. Joseph
“In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O Patron of the Dying, obtain for us through your divine Son the grace of a happy death.”

“Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God entrusted his only Son; in you, Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man. Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage, and defend us from every evil. Amen.”

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