Please join us in prayer! This is the eighth day of our 2020 CatholicMom Father’s Day novena. Each day for nine days, we will be praying to St. Joseph, along with a different saint, asking God to bless all mothers. A different contributor will lead us in prayer each day.
Today author Marc Cardaronella, director of the Bishop Helmsing Institute for Faith Formation at the Diocese of Kansas City–St. Joseph, Missouri, shares a reflection about St. Louis Martin and leads us in prayer for Day 8 of the CatholicMom Father's Day novena for all dads. Please pray along with us, and then tune in every morning for the newest prayer.
Novena to St. Joseph
Oh St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, we place in you all of our interests and desires.
Oh St. Joseph, do 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 our thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers.
Oh St. Joseph, we never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms. We dare not approach while he reposes near your heart. Press Him in our name and kiss his fine head for us, and ask him to return the kiss when we draw our dying breath. Amen.
Please feel free to leave any specific prayer intentions you have in the comments. Thank you for praying with us. St. Joseph pray for us! Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us!
About the Author
Danielle Bean is an author, speaker, podcaster, and brand manager at CatholicMom. She and her husband Dan have 8 children and live in New Hampshire.