We will begin our parish Perpetual Novena to St. Joseph on the Octave of Christmas, January 1, 2024. Holy cards with the Novena can be found in the back of the church. The prayer will be said at the end of each low mass at ICC, and every parishioner is asked to pray it each day to St. Joseph to intercede for us for three principle intentions:
We will invoke him under his title of Model of Workers to guide us through the successful renovation of the interior of the church, that we might persevere as a parish through the months in the gymnasium and return soon to the most fitting home for Our Lord.
Most importantly, given the darkness and confusion within the Church in these days, we have need of his intercession as Protector of the Church and Guardian of the Redeemer.
More importantly, given the situation in the world which is so saturated with impurity and temptations geared to ensnare the feet of the innocent, we have need of his intercession as Chaste Guardian of Virgins and Pillar of Families. We must pray for heads of families and that young men who are called to be future heads of families to remain chaste so that the sins that separate us from God that are so rampant today, may have no part in our lives.
Please be sure to add this to your personal or family prayers each day. A copy of the novena can also be downloaded here: