Prayers of St. Joseph

October, Month of the Rosary Prayer
 
In 1889, Pope Leo XIII in his encyclical on St. Joseph stated that during the month of October, a prayer to St. Joseph should be added after the recitation of the Rosary and should be repeated each year! During this year of St. Joseph here at OLV, we encourage you to pray this prayer during the month of October.
 
To you, O Blessed Joseph, we have recourse in our affliction, and having implored the help of your most holy spouse, we now, with hearts filled with confidence, earnestly beg you to take us under your protection. Through that sacred bond of charity which united you to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God, and by that fatherly love with which you embraced the Child Jesus, we humbly beg you to look graciously upon the beloved inheritance which Jesus Christ purchased by his blood, and to aid us in our necessities with your power and strength. Defend, O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family, the chosen children of Jesus Christ. Keep from us, O most loving father, all blight of error and corruption. Aid us from on high, most valiant defender, in this conflict with the powers of darkness. And just as you once saved the Child Jesus from mortal danger, so now defend God’s Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity. Shield us by your constant protection, so that, supported by your example and strengthened by your help, we may be able to live a virtuous life, die a happy death, and obtain everlasting bliss in heaven. Amen.
St. Joseph Prayer
said after Mass
 
O Glorious St. Joseph, Guardian of the Redeemer, Chaste Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and Protector of the Holy Catholic Church, grant us your
fatherly protection.
Guide and defend our Church and
intercede for our nation.
Preserve us from sin and obtain for us
purity of mind and body.
Grant special protection to
fathers and families.
St. Joseph, Terror of Demons, pray for us!
Amen