photo of st. joseph and the holy family


St. Joseph was the husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the foster-father to Jesus Christ. He is known for his righteousness, purity, strength, and practical skills.

St. Joseph is the Patron Saint of Belgium, Canada, carpenters, China, fathers, happy death, Peru, Russia, social justice, travelers, Universal Church, Vietnam, and workers.


March 19:  St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
May 1:  St. Joseph, the Worker


O dearest Saint Joseph,
I offer myself to you, that you may always be my father,
to protect and guide me.
Help me to love holiness and to remain pure in heart.
O Blessed Saint Joseph,
pray for me,
that I may enjoy the gift of a holy life.


Traditional Dates
March 10 to March 18

Saint Joseph, I, your unworthy child, greet
you. You are the faithful protector and
intercessor of all who love and venerate
you. You know that I have special
confidence in you and that, after Jesus
and Mary, I place all my hope of salvation
in you, for you are especially powerful
with God and will never abandon your
faithful servants. Therefore I humbly
invoke you and commend myself, with all
who are dear to me and all that belong to
me, to you intercession. I beg of you, by
your love for Jesus and Mary, not to
abandon me during life and to assist me at
the hour of my death.

Glorious Saint Joseph, spouse of the
Immaculate Virgin, obtain for me a pure,
humble, charitable mind, and perfect
resignation to the divine Will. Be my guide,
my father, and my model through life that I
may merit to die as you did in the arms of
Jesus and Mary.

Loving Saint Joseph, faithful follower of
Jesus Christ, I raise my heart to you to
implore your powerful intercession in
obtaining from the Divine Heart of Jesus
all the graces necessary for my spiritual
and temporal welfare, particularly the
grace of a happy death, and the spiritual
grace I now implore:

(Mention your request)

Guardian of the Word Incarnate, I feel
confident that your prayers on my behalf
will be graciously heard before the throne
of God.