Ad te, beate Ioseph (Partial Indulgence MOI 19)

To you, O blessed Joseph, do we come in our tribulation, and having implored the help of your most holy spouse, we confidently invoke your patronage also. Through that charity which bound you to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God and through the paternal love with which you embraced the Child Jesus, we humbly beg you graciously to regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ has purchased by his Blood, and with your power and strength to aid us in our necessities. 

O most watchful Guardian of the Holy Family, defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ; O most loving father, ward off from us every contagion of error and corrupting influence; O our most mighty protector, be kind to us and from heaven assist us in our struggle with the power of darkness. As once you rescued the Child Jesus from deadly peril, so now protect God’s Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity; shield, too, each one of us by your constant protection, so that, supported by your example and your aid, we may be able to live piously, to die in holiness, and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven. Amen. 

Pray for the intercession of St. Joseph (Partial Indulgence MOI 19).

O most pure spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, my great protector, Saint Joseph, that no one ever had recourse to your protection, or implored your aid without obtaining relief. Confiding therefore in your goodness, I come before you. Do not turn down my petitions, foster father of the Redeemer, but graciously receive them. Amen. (Rac 472).

The Memorare to St. Joseph

Remember, O most chaste spouse of the Virgin Mary, that never has it been known that anyone who asked for your help and sought your intercession was left unaided. Full of confidence in your power, I hasten to you, and beg your protection. Listen, O foster-father of the Redeemer, to my humble prayer, and in your goodness hear and answer me. Amen.

Veneration of St. Joseph

O glorious St. Joseph, I sincerely venerate you as the chaste spouse of the Mother of God, as Head of the Holy Family, as the Foster Father of Jesus Christ, as the faithful preserver of the treasures of the Blessed Trinity. In you I venerate the choice of God the Father, who desired to share with you His power over His eternal only begotten Son. In you I venerate the choice of God the Son, who wished to be dependent on you and to owe His subsistence to the labor of your hands. In you I venerate the choice of God the Holy Spirit, who wished to entrust to you His faithful spouse, and to give you to her as her guardian and companion through life. In you I venerate the choice of the Vicar of Christ, who declared you as Patron, Protector and Defender of God’s Holy Church, founded by Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Saint Joseph – Prayer for Chastity

Saint Joseph, father and guardian of virgins, to whose faithful keeping Christ Jesus, innocence itself, and Mary, the virgin of virgins was entrusted, I pray and beg you by that twofold and most precious charge, by Jesus and Mary, to save me from all uncleanness, to keep my mind untainted, my heart pure, and my body chaste; and to help me always to serve Jesus and Mary in perfect chastity. Amen. (Rac 473).

Saint Joseph – Protector of Homes

St. Joseph, protect our home. Pour forth from heaven blessings on our family. Remain in our midst. Help us to live in love and harmony, in peace and joy. May the wholesome fear of God strengthen us that virtue may adorn what we do and our way may lead to heaven.

To you this day I give the key to our dwelling place. Lock out all things that could do us harm. Lock my home and my loved ones with me in the hearts of Jesus and Mary. This I beg of you, that our days may be like your days in the holy home at Nazareth. Amen.

Prayer for St. Joseph’s Protection

Oh, St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so prompt, so strong, before the throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires. Oh, St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession, and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. So that, having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of fathers.

Oh, St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms; I dare not approach while he reposes near your heart. Press him in my name and kiss his fine head for me and ask him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph, patron of departing souls – pray for me. Amen.

Be mindful of us O Blessed Joseph

Be mindful of us, O blessed Joseph, and intercede for us with your foster-Son by the pleading of your prayer: do you, in like manner, render the blessed Virgin Mary your Spouse, gracious onto us, for she is the Mother of Him, Who with the Father and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns world without end. Amen (Rac 475).

Collect from the Feast of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

Grant, we pray, almighty God, that by Saint Joseph’s intercession Your Church may constantly watch over the unfolding of the mysteries of human salvation, whose beginnings You entrusted to his faithful care. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen. 

Collect from the Votive Mass of Saint Joseph (No. 13)

O God, who in Your inexpressible providence were pleased to choose Saint Joseph as spouse of the most holy Mother of Your Son, grant, we pray, that we, who revere him as our protector on earth, may be worthy of his heavenly intercession. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen. 

Collect from the Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker

O God, Creator of all things, Who laid down for the human race the law of work, graciously grant that by the example of Saint Joseph and under his patronage we may complete the works You set us to do and attain the rewards You promise. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen. 

Prayer to St. Joseph the Worker – Help in Being a Fruitful Worker

O Glorious St. Joseph, model of all those who are devoted to labor, obtain for me the grace to work conscientiously, putting the call of duty above my natural inclinations, to work with gratitude and joy, in a spirit of penance for the remission of my sins, considering it an honor to employ and develop by means of labor the gifts received from God, to work with order, peace, moderation and patience, without ever shrinking from weariness and difficulties, to work above all with purity of intention and detachment from self, having always death before my eyes and the account that I must render of time lost, of talents wasted, of good omitted, of vain complacency in success, so fatal to the work of God. 

All for Jesus, all through Mary, all after thine example, O Patriarch, St. Joseph. Such shall be my motto in life and in death. Amen. 

St. Joseph – Prayer of Pope Pius X – Guidance and Protection

Saint Joseph, I, your unworthy child, greet you. You are the faithful protector and intercessor of all who love and venerate you.  You know that I have special confidence in you and that, after Jesus and Mary, I place all my hope of salvation in you, for you are especially powerful with God and will never abandon your faithful servants. Therefore I humbly invoke you and commend myself, with all who are dear to me and all that belong to me, to your intercession. I beg of you, by your love for Jesus and Mary, not to abandon me during life and to assist me at the hour of my death. 

Glorious Saint Joseph, spouse of the Immaculate Virgin, obtain for me a pure, humble, charitable mind, and perfect resignation to the divine Will.  Be my guide, my father, and my model through life that I may merit to die as you did in the arms of Jesus and Mary.

Loving Saint Joseph, faithful follower of Jesus Christ, I raise my heart to you to implore your powerful intercession in obtaining from the Divine Heart of Jesus all the graces necessary for my spiritual and temporal welfare, particularly the grace of a happy death, and the special grace I now implore: (Mention your request).

Guardian of the Word Incarnate, I feel confident that your prayers in my behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God.  Amen.

Petition for St. Joseph’s Blessing

Bless me, O dearly beloved father, St. Joseph; bless my body and my soul; bless my resolutions, my words and deeds, all my actions and omissions, my every step; bless all that I possess, all my interior and exterior goods, that all may redound to the greater honor of God. Bless me for time and eternity, and preserve me from every sin. Obtain for me the grace to make atonement for all my sins by love and contrition here on earth, so that after my last breath I may, without delay, prostrate at thy feet and return thee thanks in heaven for all the love and goodness thou, O dearest father, hast shown me here below. Amen.

Act of Consecration to St. Joseph

O dearest St. Joseph, I consecrate myself to your honor and give myself to you, that you may always be my father, my protector and my guide in the way of salvation.  Obtain for me a greater purity of heart and fervent love of the interior life.  After your example may I do all my actions for the greater glory of God, in union with the Divine Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  O Blessed St. Joseph, pray for me, that I may share in the peace and joy of your holy death. Amen.

Litany of Saint Joseph (Partial Indulgence MOI 22)

This Litany is approved for public prayer.

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy. Christ have mercy.

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. 

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.

St. Joseph…

Noble son of the House of David…

Light of patriarchs…

Husband of the Mother of God…

Guardian of the Virgin…

Foster father of the Son of God…

Faithful guardian of Christ…

Head of the Holy Family…

Joseph chaste and just…

Joseph prudent and brave…

Joseph obedient and loyal…

Joseph most faithful, pray for us.

Pattern of patience…

Lover of poverty…

Model of workers…

Example to parents…

Guardian of virgins…

Pillar of family life…

Comfort of the troubled…

Hope of the sick…

Patron of the dying…

Terror of demons…

Protector of the Church…

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

God made him the master of His household, and put him in charge of all that He owned.

Let us pray: Almighty God, in Your infinite wisdom and love, You chose Joseph to be the husband of Mary, the mother of Your Son. As we enjoy his protection on earth, may we have the help of his prayers in Heaven. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Litany to the Holy Family

Lord, have mercy on us. Christ have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us. 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. 

Jesus, Mary and Joseph…pray for us. 

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, most worthy of our reverence and love…

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, by the voice of all ages called the Holy Family…

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, names forever blessed of the Father, the Mother, and the Child, who compose the Holy Family…

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, image on earth of the august Trinity…

Holy Family, tried by the greatest contradictions…

Holy Family, afflicted in the journey to Bethlehem…

Holy Family, rejected by all and obliged to take refuge in a stable…

Holy Family, saluted by the concerts of the angels…

Holy Family, visited by the poor shepherds…

Holy Family, venerated by the Wise Men…

Holy Family, persecuted and exiled in a strange country…

Holy Family, hidden and unknown at Nazareth…

Holy Family, model of Christian families…

Holy Family, living in peace and charity…

Holy Family, whose Head is a model of paternal vigilance…

Holy Family, whose Spouse is a model of maternal care…

Holy Family, whose Child is a model of obedience and filial piety…

Holy Family, who led a poor, laborious, and penitent life…

Holy Family, poor in the goods of the world but rich in the goods of Heaven…

Holy Family, despised by the world, but great before God…

Holy Family, our support in life, and our hope in death…

Holy Family, patrons and protectors of all Christian families…

Christ Jesus, Holy Mary and Saint Joseph…

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.

Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. 

Let us pray: O God of goodness and mercy, Who has been pleased to call us to love the Holy Family; grant that we may always honor and imitate Jesus, Mary and Joseph; so that pleasing Them on earth, we may enjoy Their presence in Heaven; through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Your  Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I give You my heart, my spirit, and my life. 

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Jesus, Mary and Joseph, assist me in my last agony.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, may I die in peace with Your holy company. Amen