Saint Rocco is venerated in the Roman Catholic Church as the protector against all contagious diseases.
Patron Saint of: bachelors, diseased cattle, dogs, falsely accused people, invalids, Istanbul, surgeons, tile-makers, gravediggers, second-hand dealers, pilgrims, apothecaries.
O Great St. Rocco, deliver us, we beseech you, from contagious diseases, and the contagion of sin.
Teach us to follow your example in the practice of penance and charity, so that we may,
one day enjoy the happiness of being with Christ, Our Savior, in Heaven.