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“…’Hate the evil, love the good”, no one hates the evil more than Mother Mary, because she feels what it does to her Son, but no one loves the sinner more than Mother Mary…”
“….Our Lady had no fear when she asked him, she had no fear he would not answer her prayer, her request…”
Lord, have mercy on us Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Jesus, hear us, Jesus, 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.
Holy Mary, pray for us.
St. Joseph, pray for us.
Renowned offspring of David, pray for us.
Light of Patriarchs, pray for us.
Spouse of the Mother of God, pray for us.
Chaste guardian of the Virgin, pray for us.
Foster father of the Son of God, pray for us.
Diligent protector of Christ, pray for us.
Head of the Holy Family, pray for us.
Joseph most just, pray for us.
Joseph most chaste, pray for us.
Joseph most prudent, pray for us.
Joseph most strong, pray for us.
Joseph most obedient, pray for us.
Joseph most faithful, pray for us.
Mirror of patience, pray for us.
Lover of poverty, pray for us.
Model of artisans, pray for us.
Glory of home life, pray for us.
Guardian of virgins, pray for us.
Pillar of families, pray for us.
Solace of the wretched, pray for us.
Hope of the sick, pray for us.
Patron of the dying, pray for us.
Terror of demons, pray for us.
Protector of Holy Church, pray for us.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Jesus.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Jesus.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, O Jesus.
He made him the lord of his household And prince over all his possessions.
Let us pray: O God, in your ineffable 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.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
“…A greater devotion to the head of the Holy Family can assist us to more courageously live out our Catholic Faith in the increasingly hostile world and even bringing back greater good in the human element of the Church and even in our Nation ..”
– Consecration to St. Joseph by Donald Calloway, MIC
“…The key phrase from Jesus’ baptism that each of us should consider as spoken to each of by God the Father is “This is my beloved son, or daughter, in whom I am well-pleased.” It is good for us to be reminded of Our Lord’s love for us always. Even when we sin, we go to confession. We should remember God the Father’s words as truly spoken to each of us…”
“…I, faithful sinner, renew and ratified today in my hands, the vows of my Baptism. I renounce for ever Satan, his pomp’s and words, and I give myself entirely to Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Wisdom, to carry my cross after Him, all the days of my life and to be more faithful to Him than I’ve ever been before…”
On December 8, 2020 Pope Francis declared this liturgical to be the year of St. Joseph. It is an inspiration of the Holy Spirit to do so. As we muddle through social and political struggles that carry over from Covid-2020, we are very aware of the workings of the demons. Who is the ‘Terror of Demons’? It is one of the titles of St. Joseph. Joseph: the silent, poor, humble carpenter that Our Lord chose to be His foster-father and virginal spouse of Our Lady. This strong man was the protector of the Holy Family. He was given the title Protector of the Church by Pope Pius IX in 1870 as secular forces sought to kill the pope in Rome.
Perhaps, every one of us can make a new year’s resolution to become more devoted to St. Joseph in 2021. There are many prayers that invoke his powerful intercession – his litany is particularly beautiful. St. Teresa of Avila, the great Carmelite mystic, said Joseph never failed her. Mother (St.) Teresa of Calcutta often went to Joseph for various needs.
To get to know St. Joseph in a deeper way this year, not only are prayers important, but reading the insights of the saints can be helpful. One book that has summarized prayers and insights of St. Joseph is by Fr. Don Calloway. The book is entitled, Consecration To St. Joseph. It is designed to be used within a thirty day preparation for consecration to St. Joseph.
The one human person who loved Jesus and Mary more than any other is St. Joseph. As he protected the God-man and His Mother, Joseph will do the same for us this year. We just need to do as he did and love Jesus and Mary daily!
A young adult Epiphany Game night is coming up on Saturday, January 9! RSVP’s are needed, as seating is limited. All young adults, 18-34, are very welcomed. 5:30-9:00 pm in Our Lady’s Hall.
See you there!