NOVENA TO SAINT JOSEPH March 10 to 19
An old and beautiful invocation of the prayers of Saint Joseph is traditionally prayed for nine days before the Feast of Saint Joseph, starting on March 10. It is found in many places. The full text was released in 1950 with the Imprimatur of the Bishop of Pittsburgh, Hugh C. Boyle.
Here is an abbreviated and edited form of the prayer.
Saint Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, we place in you all our interests and desires.
Saint Joseph, assist us by your powerful intercession, and obtain for us from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, our Lord; so that, having engaged here below your heavenly power, we may offer thanksgiving and homage to the most Loving of Fathers.
O Saint Joseph, we never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms.
Saint Joseph, Patron of Canada and of departed souls – pray for us. (Mention your intention) Amen.
Conclude the novena with Hail Mary, Our Father and Glory be.