Four Parish Community - St. Francis Xavier, St. Teresa, St. Patrick, St. Joseph
St. Joseph Novena - Day 2 - March 11
Greetings! In anticipation of the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary - March 19th, please join St. Joseph parishioners in this novena.
The daily prayers for this Novena will be sent the evening prior. The schedule will be as follows:
Day 1 - March 10
Day 2 - March 11
Day 3 - March 12
Day 4 - March 13
Day 5 - March 14
Day 6 - March 15
Day 7 - March 16
Day 8 - March 17
Day 9 - March 18
Day 10 - March 19 - Day of Consecration to St. Joseph
The prayers are also posted to the parish website:
St. Joseph Novena
including a downloadable PDF
Day Two — St. Joseph, Loving Spouse of Mary
Dear St. Joseph,
I'm thinking about the angel's words to you, "Do not be afraid to take Mary for your wife" (Mt 1:20). Saint Joseph, you weren't afraid. You trusted God. And now you truly are the husband of Mary. After Jesus, you are the dearest person to her heart! Well, St. Joseph, as my spiritual father, I now ask you to speak to Mary about me, about my life. If you kindly adopt me as your spiritual child, then I know all the more that Mary will take me to her heart as well. Both of you truly are my spiritual parents. And just as any good father wants to see his children love their mother, I know that you will help me to know and love my spiritual mother more. By your powerful prayers, I ask you to help me realize what a gift I have in Mary. Pray for me that I will better appreciate her motherly role in my life. Saint Joseph, I know that you love her. I know it makes you happy to see her children love her with all their hearts. Therefore, as I prepare to consecrate myself totally to your fatherly care, I give you permission — in fact, I'm pleading with you: Help me to appreciate my Mother Mary even more.
Saint Joseph, Loving Spouse of Mary, please help me to love my spiritual mother even more.
Sent by Jackie Klenda on Saturday, March 10 at 5:00PM