Saturday, February 21, 2015

eBook giveaway: Viva San Giuseppe: A Guide For St. Joseph Altars

We're starting the 2015 St. Joseph season with a giveaway: Viva San Giuseppe: A Guide For St. Joseph Altars published by St. Joseph Guild, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1985



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. 

Enter by leaving a comment below.

This is a downloadable PDF of my own much loved copy of this publication. 

Winner will be announced here, next Saturday, February 28th!

2.28.2015 UPDATE: Entries are closed and winner will be announced shortly!


Friday, February 20, 2015

Power to assist us in all cases

"Some Saints are privileged to extend to us their patronage with particular efficacy in certain needs, but not in others; but our holy patron St. Joseph has the power to assist us in all cases, in every necessity, in every undertaking."

-- St. Thomas Aquinas

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

2015 Altar opens tomorrow!

The 2015 Virtual St. Joseph Altar will open tomorrow, February 19th. This is our 17th 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, our Facebook page, or Twitter. And be sure to spread the word!

Viva San Guiseppe!




Prayers for the Dead 2015

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 2015.



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

General Prayer Requests 2015

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 2015.



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

Sunday, January 25, 2015

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.

Even Food.com has a St. Joseph Day Altar cookbook!

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.



Thursday, January 22, 2015

Let's get ready for the 2015 Feast of St. Joseph

The Feast of St. Joseph will be here before we know it. In addition to this blog and the Virtual St. Joseph Altar website, there are a few ways to stay informed.

If you would like to be notified when the 2015 Altar opens, simply add yourself to our email list.

If you're on Facebook, join us at virtualstjosephaltar.

This will be the 17th year for the Virtual St. Joseph Altar. I hope you will join us!




Monday, December 15, 2014

Is there a St. Joseph fan on your Christmas list?

Looking for a one-of-a-kind Christmas gift for someone you know? Donations to the Virtual St. Joseph Altar of $25 or more will receive a digital copy of Viva San Giuseppe, A guide for Saint Joseph Altars. Delivered right to your inbox -- all you need to do is print. Help keep the Virtual Altar running while spreading devotion to St. Joseph! A blessed Advent and a Merry Christmas to all.




Thursday, May 1, 2014

Pray to St. Joseph the Worker

Happy St. Joseph the Worker Day!



Prayer to St. Joseph
For Workers

Joseph, by the work of your hands
and the sweat of your brow,
you supported Jesus and Mary,
and had the Son of God as your fellow worker.

Teach me to work as you did,
with patience and perseverance, for God and
for those whom God has given me to support.
Teach me to see in my fellow workers
the Christ who desires to be in them,
that I may always be charitable and forbearing
towards all.

Grant me to look upon work
with the eyes of faith,
so that I shall recognize in it
my share in God’s own creative activity
and in Christ’s work of our redemption,
and so take pride in it.

When it is pleasant and productive,
remind me to give thanks to God for it.
And when it is burdensome,
teach me to offer it to God,
in reparation for my sins
and the sins of the world.

Note: This prayer was taken from the booklet Devotions to Saint Joseph by Brian Moore, S.J., printed and published by the Society of St. Paul.