Novena to St. Joseph

January 2, 2021

From January 14th-January 22nd, Bishop O’Connell has asked all the Faithful and the clergy to pray this Novena Prayer to St. Joseph to End Abortion.


St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church

and Guardian of the Blessed Virgin Mary and

the Child Jesus, the Son of God whom she

carried in her Immaculate womb:

intercede for us, we pray

that all recourse to abortion

might cease in our nation and our world.

As your cared for Mother and Child,

care for all women who bear the

gift of life in their womb.

May no harm ever endanger them

and may no choice ever threaten the

blessing of human life that God

has created within.

Guard them with your loving protection,

at every moment,

until His will has been fulfilled.

St. Joseph, spouse of Mary and foster father of the Lord,

help us build a culture of life

that yields a civilization of love among us.


Pray the “Our Father,”  the “Hail Mary” and the “Glory Be” after the novena prayer.