Day 1 ~ Novena for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph

(As shared on the website for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich, CT)

“The USCCB has composed this novena to be prayed yearly on March 10-18, the nine days that precede the Solemnity of Saint Joseph on March 19.”

March 10th

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

The Genealogy

As the solemnity of St. Joseph approaches, we recall God’s divine plan, which foresaw and led to the person of St. Joseph. “Jacob became the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary. Of her was born Jesus who is called the Messiah.” (Mt 1:16)

A brief period of silence is observed.

V. Praise the LORD, for he is good;

R. for his mercy endures forever.

O Illustrious Son of David, obtain for us through your divine Son the grace of abandonment to Divine Providence.

Concluding Prayer

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you, Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.


Each day of the novena is accompanied by a reflection video from bishops across the United States.”  The video can be found here.

God bless you!


“With Mary, our lives continually proclaim the greatness of the Lord and the joy experienced in rendering service to Him.”

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