Fr. Scott Haynes
You are invited to enroll your special intentions. Include fathers, grandfathers, godfathers, and spiritual fathers (priests). You are invited to pray the daily Father's Day Novena Prayers. As you implore St. Joseph's spiritual assistance, nine Masses will be offered, beginning on Father's Day.
St. Joseph, guardian of Jesus and chaste spouse of Mary, you passed your life in perfect fulfillment of duty. You supported the Holy Family of Nazareth with the work of your hands.
Kindly protect our fathers who trustingly turn to you. You know their aspirations, their hardships, their hopes; and our fathers turn to you because they know you will understand and protect them.
You too have known trial, labor, and weariness. But, even amid the worries of material life, your soul was filled with deep peace and sang out in pure joy through intimacy with the Son of God entrusted to you and Mary, His tender Mother. Teach our fathers that they do not labor alone. Teach them how to find Jesus near them, to greet Him with grace, and to guard Him faithfully, as you have done.
Grant that in every family, in every factory and place of work wherever a Christian labors
all may grow in charity, patience, justice and in seeking to do what is right, so that a flood of gifts may descend from Heaven. Amen.
V. St. Joseph,
R. Pray for us.