Litany of St. Joseph

St. Joseph, beloved foster-father of Jesus is perhaps the most important saint after the Blessed Virgin Mary. St. Joseph is honored in the Church with several Feast days. The Solemnity of St. Joseph is celebrated on March 19th. The Feast of St. Joseph the worker is celebrated on May 1st. St. Joseph is a powerful intercessor in heaven and so we can bring our petitions to him with confidence. He is the protector of the universal church. Here is the Litany to St. Joseph which has been approved for both Public and Private use.

Lord, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, pray for us.
St. Joseph, pray for us.
Renowned offspring of David, pray for us.
Light of Patriarchs, pray for us.
Spouse of the Mother of God, pray for us.
Chaste guardian of the Virgin, pray for us.
Foster father of the Son of God, pray for us.
Diligent protector of Christ, pray for us.
Head of the Holy Family, pray for us.
Joseph most just, pray for us.
Joseph most chaste, pray for us.
Joseph most prudent, pray for us.
Joseph most strong, pray for us.
Joseph most obedient, pray for us.
Joseph most faithful, pray for us.
Mirror of patience, pray for us.
Lover of poverty, pray for us.
Model of artisans, pray for us.
Glory of home life, pray for us.
Guardian of virgins, pray for us.
Pillar of families, pray for us.
Solace of the wretched, pray for us.
Hope of the sick, pray for us.
Patron of the dying, pray for us.
Terror of demons, pray for us.
Protector of Holy Church, pray for us.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord!
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord!
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us!

V. He made him the lord of his household.
R. And prince over all his possessions.

Let us pray
O God, Who in thine your ineffable Providence didst vouchsafe to choose Blessed Joseph to be the spouse of Thy most holy Mother; grant, we beseech Thee, that we may have for our advocate in Heaven him whom we venerate as our Protector on earth, who livest and reignest world without end. Amen.

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