Day 3 ~ 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 12th

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

The Annunciation to Joseph

As the solemnity of St. Joseph approaches, we recall St. Joseph’s obedience to the angel. “When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the

Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home.” (Mt 1:24)

A brief period of silence is observed.

V. I delight to do your will, my God;

R. Your law is in my inner being!

O Foster-father of the Son of God, obtain for us through your divine Son the grace of obedience to the will of the Father.

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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