St. Joseph, guardian of Jesus
and chaste husband of Mary, you passed your life
in loving fulfillment of duty. You supported the holy family
with the work of your hands. Kindly protect those who trustingly come to you. You know their aspirations, their hardships, their hopes. They look to you because they know you will
understand and protect them. You too knew trial, labor and weariness. But amid the worries of material life
was full of deep peace and sang out in true joy through intimacy with God's Son entrusted to you and with Mary, his tender Mother. Assure those you protect that they do not labor alone. Teach them to find Jesus
near them and to watch over him faithfully as you have done.
Pope John XXIII
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Lord God, may we, your people, who look forward to the birthday of Christ experience the joy of salvation and celbrate that feast with love and thanksgiving. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. continue reading
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