Pope Francis declared that this is the year of St. Joseph (Dec. 8 2020 - Dec. 8, 2021) and as such we may consecrate ourselves to St. Joseph throughout the year. The Church traditionally dedicates the month of March to the special veneration of St. Joseph, whose feast day is March 19th. Wednesday is the day the Church sets aside to honor St. Joseph.
During Wednesdays in March, we will specially honor St. Joseph by offering the Sacrifice of the Holy Mass in his name.
Read Pope Francis' Apostolic Letter Regarding St. Joseph here.
A Novena of Holy Masses and prayer will be celebrated at OLV/OLS on March 10th -18th
Each day from March 10 - March 18 all parishioners will be invited to join in praying the NOVENA PRAYER to ST JOSEPH leading us to the SOLEMNITY of ST. JOSEPH husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary on March 19th. The prayer can be said daily at any time and at the end of every OLV/OLS daily and weekend masses.
Group Consecration to St. Joseph from April 11 – May 13 (Our Lady of Fatima). Dates and details of the weekly group meetings to be held in the OLV Church will follow soon!
If you would like to learn more information about the Consecration to St. Joseph go here.
Novena Prayer to St. Joseph
St. Joseph, you are the faithful protector and intercessor of all who love and venerate you.
I have special confidence in you. You are powerful with God and will never abandon your faithful servants.
I humbly invoke you and commend myself with all who are dear to me to your intercession. By the love you have for Jesus and Mary, do not abandon me during life and assist me at the hour of my death.
Glorious Saint Joseph, be my guide, my father, and my model through life that I made merit to die as you did in the arms of Jesus and Mary.
Guardian of the word Incarnate, I am confident that your prayers on my behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God .
Through Christ, our Lord , Amen.
St. Joseph Pray for us!