5.30pm Mass for Novena Intentions
From the 10th March at the end of the morning Mass we will pray the Novena Prayer in honour of Saint Joseph. On days of funerals please say the prayer at a time of your convenience.
O Blessed St. Joseph, tender-hearted father, faithful guardian of Jesus, and most chaste spouse of the Virgin Mary. I ask you to join me in prayer to God the Father, the Creator of all; to God the Son purest Lamb of sacrifice; and to God the Holy Spirit, poured out on the day of Pentecost. Help me in making my prayer complete as I pray for these intentions (Name your requests).
Almighty God, I believe that your Son, Jesus Christ, died for the forgiveness of my sins and the sins of the entire world; I ask that you give me the strength and the love to show that same mercy to those around me. Encouraged by the example of St. Joseph and the promise of eternal life with you, may I never forget to care for those in need. I ask you to
calm all my fears, to strengthen my faith, to make me bold in my proclamation of the Gospel and generous in my service to my brothers and sisters. I present my need, trusting in your saving power, and desiring to do your Divine Will in my life. I make this prayer with St. Joseph, through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.
O Blessed St. Joseph, I ask you to help me in my prayer to God (Name your requests). Pray with me for all those who have asked for my prayers; help me and those I pray to accept, to understand and to actively cooperate in God's plan of salvation; and be near me in my last moments, that I may sing the praises of God with you and with the Blessed Virgin Mary for all eternity. Amen.