Dear God, open a door for my message, so that I may proclaim the mystery of Christ. I pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Colossians 4:3-4

R4C

R4C
Reconciliation and Forgiveness ~ I am Sorry * Please Forgive Me * Thank You * I Love You. ~ Reconciliation and Forgiveness ~ I am Sorry * Please Forgive Me * Thank You * I Love You. ~ Reconciliation and Forgiveness ~ I am Sorry * Please Forgive Me * Thank You * I Love You.
Psalm 19:14, May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Thursday, 3 March 2016

March is dedicated to Saint Joseph

Almost everything we know about St. Joseph comes from the Gospels of Matthew, Luke and John in the Holy Bible. Saint Joseph is a silent, patient, obedient and humble servant of God. He was a descendant of the house of David, lineage through Solomon. andwidely known as a carpenter by trade. Saint Joseph was the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the foster-father of Jesus our Savior (guardian of the Lord), the Son of God. The feast of the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated on 19 March. In 1847 Pope Pius IX solemnly proclaimed Saint Joseph "Patron and Protector of the Universal Church" and in 1955 Pope Pius XII established 1 May as the "Feast of St. Joseph the Worker". Saint Joseph is the advocate in all necessities, he is also the Patron of a Happy Death and a provider of financial help, particularly to the poor. 

Jesus was obedient to His earthly life parents, and He will be delighted to hear with a special readiness to Saint Joseph pleadings on behalf of those who invoke his prayer and intercession. Therefore, we can place our boundless confidence in hi, in all the affairs of life.


Behold the faithful and prudent servant whom the lord placed at the head of His family. May the prayers of the blessed patriarch Joseph, husband of Your most holy Mother, help us, O Lord, we pray, that what is not in our own power to obtain, may be given to us at his intercession: Who livest and reignest forever. Amen.

Saint Joseph, pray for us. 
Illustrious son of David, pray for us. 
Light of the 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.
Watchful defender 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 valiant, 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 workmen, pray for us.
Glory of domestic life, pray for us.
Guardian of virgins, pray for us.
Pillar of families, pray for us.
Solace of the afflicted, 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.



Prayer to Saint Joseph for a Difficult Problem

O Glorious St. Joseph, thou who hast power to render possible even things which are considered impossible, come to our aid in our present trouble and distress.

Take this important and difficult affair under thy particular protection, that it may end happily. (Mention Your Request)

O dear St. Joseph, all our confidence is in thee. Let it not be said that we would invoke thee in vain; and since thou art so powerful with Jesus and Mary, show that thy goodness equals thy power. Amen.

St. Joseph, friend of the Sacred Heart, pray for us.


Matthew 1:18-25
Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to dismiss her quietly. But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet:

“Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall name him Emmanuel,”

which means, “God is with us.” When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took her as his wife, but had no marital relations with her until she had borne a son; and he named him Jesus.

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