Feast of St Joseph, 19th March. Novena of Prayer for Peace in Ukraine.
The prayer (below) will be said each day and everyone is invited to participate at home or at Mass. 10am Mass on 19th will be celebrated at the altar dedicated to St Joseph in Athboy Church.
Novena of Prayer to St Joseph: 11 – 19th March
Ever glorious St Joseph, good and faithful servant,
God was pleased to place his own family in your care.
We thank you for being such a wonderful example of humility and faith, of prayerfulness and courage,
in your ordinary daily life.
Through your intercession,
may God grant us the blessing of living continually in his presence,
and responding to his love in our daily lives.
And when we have lived our days on earth,
may God give us the great joy he gave you –
that of entering eternal life in the company of Jesus and Mary.
Most loving St Joseph, accept our Novena prayers
and obtain for us through your powerful intercession,
the favours and graces we ask for in this Novena.
Pause to call to mind your special intentions…
St Joseph, Pray for us.
Our Father…. Hail Mary….. Glory be to the Father….