A message from Fr John

Posted on: 19/03/2021

Dear Friends

Good morning - Happy Feast Day - St Joseph really has been our friend in need during these times.

And so … here’s the Litany of St Joseph which you might want to say quietly by yourself or maybe share with others at home.

Litany of St Joseph

Lord have mercy,

Christ have mercy

Lord, have mercy

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

Holy Mary, pray for us

St Joseph, pray for us

Illustrious son of David, pray for us

Splendour of the patriarchs, pray for us

Spouse of the Mother of God, pray for us

Foster Father of the Son of God, pray for us

Watchful defender of Christ, pray for us

Head of the Holy Family, pray for us

Joseph most just, pray for us

Joseph most prudent, pray for us

Joseph most courageous, pray for us

Joseph most obedient, pray for us

Joseph most faithful, pray for us

Mirror of patience, pray for us

Safeguard of the poor, pray for us

Model of all who labour, pray for us

Glory of family life, pray for us

Strength of our families, pray for us

Defender of widows and orphans, pray for us

Companion of refugees and exiles, pray for us

Guardian of the homeless, pray for us

Solace of the afflicted, pray for us

Hope of the sick, pray for us

Patron of the dying, pray for us

Protector of Holy Church, pray for us

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 upon us

Let us pray:

O God, who in your generous providence was pleased to choose Blessed Joseph to be spouse of the Holy Mother of God,

grant that we may deserve to have as our advocate in heaven him whom we revere as our protector on earth.

We ask this through Christ our Lord

Amen


It is a long prayer for sure but so powerfully evocative

Every blessing

Fr John

PS Thank you to John Griffin and all who joined us for the Parish Forum meeting last night

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