(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.”
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
As the solemnity of St. Joseph approaches, we recall St. Joseph’s vocation as the husband of Mary, in which he receives and reveres Mary as God’s gift “The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary.” (Lk 1:26-27)
A brief period of silence is observed.
V. Magnify the LORD with me;
R. And let us exalt his name together.
O Spouse of the Mother of God, obtain for us through your divine Son the grace of reverence for the human person.
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.
God bless you!