SAINT JOSEPH, Guardian of JESUS and chaste Husband of MARY, you passed your life in loving fulfillment of duty.
You supported the HOLY FAMILY of Nazareth with the work of your hands. Kindly protect all fathers who trustingly come to you.
You know their aspirations, their hardships, their hopes. They look to you because they know you will understand and protect them.
You too knew trial, labor and weariness. But amid the worries of material life your soul was full of deep peace and sang out in true joy through intimacy with God’s Son entrusted to you and with Mary, his tender Mother.
Assure those you protect that they do not labor alone. Teach them to find Jesus near them and to watch over him faithfully as you have done.
Grant unto us, Lord Jesus, ever to follow the example of Thy holy Family, that in the hour of our death Thy glorious Virgin Mother together with blessed Joseph may come to meet us and we may be worthily received by Thee into everlasting dwellings: who livest and reignest world without end.
JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH, WE LOVE YOU! PROTECT US AND SAVE THE WORLD FROM COVID-19 INFECTION AND IMMINENT WAR! O HOLY FAMILY OF NAZARETH, GRANT US THY PEACE!