Tuesday, March 19, 2013

On the Feast of St. Joseph


Happy Feast of St. Joseph!

Isn't a Cathedral Cake perfect for today's feast, in honor of St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church?!  I thought so!   I will be back later to share pictures of our St. Joseph's Altar, but right now I'm headed back out to the living room to pray our family rosary and then watch a movie with my husband and big kids!  I hope you all had a blessed day!

Prayer to Saint Joseph for the Whole Church

O Glorious Saint Joseph, you were chosen by God to be the foster father of Jesus, the most pure spouse of Mary, ever Virgin, and the head of the Holy Family. You have been chosen by Christ's Vicar as the heavenly Patron and Protector of the Church founded by Christ.

Protect the Sovereign Pontiff and all bishops and priests united with him. Be the protector of all who labor for souls amid the trials and tribulations of this life; and grant that all peoples of the world may be docile to the Church without which there is no salvation.

Dear Saint Joseph, accept the offering I make to you. Be my father, protector, and guide in the way of salvation. Obtain for me purity of heart and a love for the spiritual life. After you example, let all my actions be directed to the greater glory of God, in union with the Divine Heart of Jesus, the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and your own paternal heart. Finally, pray for me that I may share in the peace and joy of your holy death. Amen.

St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church,
Ora Pro Nobis!