March 10, 2021

“St. Joseph was an ordinary sort of man on whom God relied to do great things. He did exactly what the Lord wanted him to do, in each and every event that went to make up his life.” 

-St. Josemaría Escrivá
We invite you to join the CIC and prepare for the Feast of St. Joseph in this Year of St. Joseph by praying a novena to honor the foster father of Jesus beginning today. From March 10-18, we will pray the novena (below) at the start of our weekday 12:00 pm ET Masses. We will invoke St. Joseph’s intercession and protection for the CIC community, the Church, our country, and the world.

Oh St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires.

Oh St. Joseph, assist me by your powerful intercession and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord; so that having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers.

Oh St. Joseph, I never weary of contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me, and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath.
Amen.

St. Joseph, patron of departed souls, pray for me!


P.S. If you would like to get an early start on supporting this year’s St. Joseph Campaign, you can give today at www.cicdc.org/donate. Thank you in advance for your generosity through your prayers, participation, and treasure.