Friday, February 22, 2019

St. Joseph, Protector of Holy Church


Needed now more than ever!

Taken from Fr. Hardon's Catholic Prayer Book with Meditations:

Protector of Holy Church
Having besought the aid of your most holy bride, we turn to you in our distress, blessed Joseph, and confidently invoke your protection too. We beseech you to look kindly on our heritage that Jesus Christ made His own with His blood, and to use your power to help us in our needs, through the love that bound you to the immaculate Virgin, God's Mother, and through the fatherly love you poured out on the Child Jesus. Most careful guardian of the Holy Family, protect the chosen people of Jesus Christ; most loving father keep us from all stain of error and corruption. Most mighty deliverer, look down on us from the height of heaven; aid us in our battle against the powers of darkness, and defend God's holy Church from the guiles of the enemy and all adversity, as once you snatched the Child Jesus from the jaws of death. Assist us unceasingly, so that, upheld by your example and your help, we may live a holy life, die a holy death, and reach the everlasting happiness of heaven. Amen.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

St. Joseph Altar Recipes

Many recipes used on St. Joseph Altars have been handed down through families and used for generations. But, if you are new to this, and you're not alone, there are oodles of places to get traditional St. Joseph Altar recipes.

The Virtual St. Joseph Altar has a recipe page listing some of the more traditional recipes used on Altars.

Catholic Cuisine has a nice article that also includes some staple recipes.

If you are looking for more recipes, keep in mind that those who donate $25 or more to the Virtual St. Joseph Altar will receive a digital copy of Viva San Giuseppe, A guide for Saint Joseph Altars. With over 40 pages of recipes, stories of faith, Altar background, and history, this little out-of-print booklet is a handy reference for anyone setting up a St. Joseph Altar. Delivery to your inbox -- all you need to do is print.




Devotion to St. Joseph Infographic

Doesn't everyone love an infographic? This one illustrates the evolution of devotion to St. Joseph starting in 1479.

Get the PDF download!


Saturday, February 16, 2019

Prayers for the Dead 2019


This is a place to request prayers for deceased loved ones.


Simply list your deceased family and friends in the comment box below. Please separate names with a comma. 

For other general prayer requests, please visit Prayer Requests 2019.


Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord;
and let perpetual light shine upon them. 
May they rest in peace. 

Amen.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Prayer Requests 2019


This is a place for general prayer requests.

Simply submit your prayer request in the comment box below. For prayers for deceased loved ones, please visit Prayers for the Dead 2019.


Holy St. Joseph, Spouse of Mary,
be mindful of me, pray for me, watch over me.

Guardian of the paradise of the new Adam,
provide for my temporal wants.

Faithful guardian of the most precious of all treasures,
I beseech thee to bring this matter to a happy end,

if it be for the glory of God,
and the good of my soul.

Amen

Monday, January 1, 2018

Prayer Requests 2018

This is a place for general prayer requests.

Simply submit your prayer request in the comment box below. For prayers for deceased loved ones, please visit Prayers for the Dead 2018.

Holy St. Joseph, Spouse of Mary,

be mindful of me, pray for me, watch over me.

Guardian of the paradise of the new Adam,

provide for my temporal wants.

Faithful guardian of the most precious of all treasures,

I beseech thee to bring this matter to a happy end,

if it be for the glory of God,
and the good of my soul.

Amen

Prayers for the Dead 2018

This is a place to request prayers for deceased loved ones.


Simply list your deceased family and friends in the comment box below. Please separate names with a comma.

For other general prayer requests, please visit Prayer Requests 2018.


Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord;
and let perpetual light shine upon them. 
May they rest in peace. 
Amen.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Virtual St. Joseph Altar is Open!

The 2017 Virtual St. Joseph Altar is now open. This is our 19th year!

Visit the Altar to make your virtual offering, add prayer requests. You'll find prayers, crafts, images of St. Joseph, history of the St. Joseph Altar, recipes, and more.

Stay in touch through this blog, Facebook, or Twitter. And be sure to spread the word!

Viva San Guiseppe!



Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Prayers for the Dead 2017

This is a place to request prayers for deceased loved ones.

Simply list your deceased family and friends in the comment box below. Please separate names with a comma. 

For other general prayer requests, please visit Prayer Requests 2017.




Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord;
and let perpetual light shine upon them. 
May they rest in peace. 
Amen.