you, O blessed Joseph, we have recourse in our affliction, and
having asked the help of Mary,
your holy spouse, we now confidently pray that you also take us
under your protection.
that charity which united you to the Immaculate Virgin, Mother
by that fatherly love with which you cherished the Child Jesus,
humbly pray that you will graciously look upon that inheritance
Jesus Christ has purchased by his Blood and will assist us in
your power and strength.
Defend, O watchful guardian of the
Holy Family, the chosen offspring of Jesus Christ.
Aid us from on high, valiant defender
in this conflict with the powers of darkness.
Even as of old you rescued the
Child Jesus from the peril of his life,
so now defend God's Holy Church from
the snares of the enemy and from all adversity.
Shield us ever under your patronage
so that, imitating your example and strengthened by your help,
we may live a holy life, die a happy
death and attain everlasting bliss in heaven.
Joseph's Feast Day is March 19th