Four Parish Community - St. Francis Xavier, St. Teresa, St. Patrick, St. Joseph
St. Joseph Novena - Day 4 - March 13
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 Four — St. Joseph, Strong Guardian
Dear St. Joseph,
When I think that God gave me my guardian angel and St. Michael to daily watch over me and defend me, I'm not afraid. But then, when I think that you, you who are even more powerful before God, are my spiritual father, when I think that you are the "Terror of Demons," when I think of how you protected the Baby Jesus from Herod, then I am completely at peace (or, at least I know I should be).
Saint Joseph, please pray that I will have the peace that comes from trusting in your fatherly protection. Saint Joseph, I believe that you will protect me from my enemies, seen and unseen. I believe that you will protect me from bodily and spiritual harm. I trust in your fatherly care. Saint Joseph, I will do my best not to give in to fear, knowing that you are praying for me in a special way as a child who has formally consecrated himself to your fatherly care.
Saint Joseph, Strong Guardian, please defend me with your prayers.
Sent by Jackie Klenda on Monday, March 12 at 5:00PM