Year of St. Joseph
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PATRIS CORDE” (‘With a Father’s Heart’)
We invite you to take the time to read Pope Francis’s latest Apostolic Letter here.


Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
God our Father in heaven
God the Son, Redeemer of the word,
God the Holy Spirit,
Holy Trinity, on God,
Holy Mary,
Saint Joseph,
Noble son of the House of David,
Light of the patriarchs,
Husband of the Mother of God,
Guardian of the Virgin,
Foster father of the Son of God,
Faithful guardian of Christ,
Head of the Holy Family,
Joseph, chaste and just,
Joseph, prudent and brave,
Joseph, obedient and loyal,
Pattern of patience,
Lover of poverty,
Model of workers,
Example to parents,
Guardian of virgins,
Pillar of family life,
Comfort of the troubled,
Hope of the sick,
Patron of the dying,
Terror of evil spirits,
Protector of the Church,
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
God made himself master of his household,

Let us pray. O God, who in your inexpressible providence were pleased to choose Saint Joseph as spouse of the most holy Mother of your Son, grant, we pray, that we, who revere him as our protector on earth, may be worthy of his heavenly intercessions. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
have mercy on us.
have mercy on us.
have mercy on us.
have mercy on us.
pray for us.
pray for us.
pray for us.
pray for us.
pray for us.
pray for us.
pray for us.
pray for us.
pray for us.
pray for us.
pray for us.
pray for us.
pray for us.
pray for us.
pray for us.
pray for us.
pray for us.
pray for us.
pray for us.
pray for us.
pray for us.
pray for us.
pray for us.
have mercy on us.

have mercy on us.

And put him in charge of all that he owned.