St. Joseph


Ps 32:20-21
The lord is our helper and protector: in Him our heart shall rejoice, and in His holy name we have trusted. (P.T. Alleluia.)
Ps 79:2
Give ear, O Thou that rulest Israel: Thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep.
Glory Be to the Father…
The lord is our helper and protector: in Him our heart shall rejoice, and in His holy name we have trusted. (P.T. Alleluia.)


O God, who in Thine unspeakable providence didst vouchsafe to choose blessed Joseph for Thy most holy Mother’s spouse: grant, we beseech Thee, that we who revere him as our protector upon earth, may become worthy to have him for our intercessor in heaven. Who livest
Who livest…


Lesson from the book of Genesis
Gen 49:22-26
Joseph was a growing son, a growing son, and comely to behold: the daughters run to and fro upon the wall. But they that held darts provoked him, and quarreled with him, and envied him. His bow rested upon the strong, and the bands of his arms and his hands were loosed, by the hands of the mighty one of Jacob: thence he came forth a pastor, the stone of Israel. The God of thy father shall be thy helper, and the Almighty shall bless thee with the blessings of heaven above, with the blessings of the deep that lieth beneath, with the blessings of the breasts and of the womb. The blessings of thy father are strengthened with the blessings of his fathers: until the desire of the everlasting hills shall come; may they be upon the head of Joseph, and upon the crown of the Nazarite among his brethren.


Ps 20:4-5
O lord, Thou hast prevented him with blessings of sweetness; Thou hast set on his head a crown of precious stones.
℣. He asked life of Thee, and Thou hast given him length of days for ever and ever. Alleluia, alleluia.
℣. Obtain for us, Joseph, grace to lead an innocent life; and may our life ever be shielded by thy patronage. Alleluia.


In Eastertide
Alleluia, alleluia.
℣. In whatever tribulation they shall cry to Me, I will hear them, and be their protection always. Alleluia.
℣. Obtain for us, Joseph, grace to lead an innocent life; and may it ever be shielded by thy patronage. Alleluia.


In Votive Masses from Septuagesima to Easter
Ps 111:1-3
Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord: he shall delight exceedingly in His command-ments.
℣. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the righteous shall be blessed.
℣. Glory and wealth shall be in his house: and His justice remaineth for ever and ever.


Continuation ☩ of the Holy Gospel according to Luke
Luke 3:21-23
At that time: It came to pass, when all the people were baptized, that Jesus also being baptized and praying, heaven was opened: and the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape as a dove upon Him: and a voice came from heaven: Thou art My beloved Son, in Thee I am well pleased. And Jesus Himself was beginning about the age of thirty years, being (as it was supposed) the son of Joseph.


Ps 147:12-13
Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem, because He hath strengthened the bolts of thy gates: He hath blessed thy children within thee. (P.T.Alleluia.)


Supported by the patronage of the spouse of Thy most holy Mother, we beseech Thy clemency, O Lord: that Thou wouldst make our hearts despise all earthly things, and love Thee, the true God, with perfect charity:
Who livest…


St. Joseph
It is truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, that we should at all times and in all places, give thanks unto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, everlasting God: and that we should magnify with due praises, bless and proclaim Thee on the solemnity of blessed Joseph; who, being a just man, was given by Thee as a Spouse to the Virgin Mother of God, and, as a faithful and prudent servant was set over Thy Family, that, with fatherly care, he might guard Thine only-begotten Son, conceived by the overshadowing of the Holy Ghost, even Jesus Christ, our Lord. Through whom the Angels praise Thy Majesty, the Dominations worship it, and the Powers stand in awe. The heavens and the heavenly hosts together with the blessed Seraphim in triumphant chorus unite to celebrate it. Together with them we entreat Thee that Thou mayest bid our voices also to be admitted, while we say with lowly praise:


Matt 1:16
But jacob begot Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ (P. T. Alleluia.)


We who have been refreshed at the fountain of divine blessing, beseech Thee, O Lord our God: that as Thou dost gladden us by the protection of blessed Joseph, so by his merits and intercession Thou wouldst make us partakers of everlasting glory.
Through our Lord…