St Joseph

Reflection: St Joseph was the Blessed Virgin Mary’s husband. He was a humble man, a carpenter. When he heard that Mary was pregnant, an Angel of God appeared to him, greeted him with the words, “Son of David” and told him that the child in Mary’s womb had been conceived by the Holy Spirit. Thereafter, St Joseph proudly accepted his responsibilities and became the dutiful guardian of the Holy Family.

Leader (L): Lord, have mercy Response (R): Lord, have mercy
L: Christ, have mercy R: Christ, have mercy
L: Lord, have mercy R: Lord, have mercy
L: Christ, hear us R: Christ, graciously hear us

The RESPONSE to the following invocations is: Have Mercy On Us

L: God, the Father of Heaven
L: God, the Son, Redeemer of the world
L: God, the Holy Spirit
L: Holy Trinity, One God

The RESPONSE to the following invocations is: Pray for Us

L: Holy Mary
L: St. Joseph
L: Renowned offspring of David
L: Light of Patriarchs
L: Spouse of the Mother of God
L: Chaste guardian of the Virgin
L: Foster father of the Son of God
L: Diligent protector of Christ
L: Head of the Holy Family
L: Joseph most just
L: Joseph most chaste
L: Joseph most prudent
L: Joseph most strong
L: Joseph most obedient
L: Joseph most faithful
L: Mirror of patience
L: Lover of poverty
L: Model of artisans
L: Glory of home life
L: Guardian of virgins
L: Pillar of families
L: Solace of the wretched
L: Hope of the sick
L: Patron of the dying
L: Terror of demons
L: Protector of Holy Church

L: Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world R: Spare us, O Lord
L: Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world R: Graciously hear us, O Lord
L: Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world R: Have mercy on us

L: He made him the lord of his household R: And prince over all his possessions

(Shared Prayer)
Let us pray: O God, in your providence you were pleased to choose Blessed Joseph to be the spouse of your most holy Mother; grant, we beg you, that we may be worthy to have him for our intercessor in heaven whom on earth we venerate as our Protector: You who live and reign forever and ever. Amen

… St Joseph, Pray for Us …