EBBSFLEET IN EREWASH
From Bishop Jonathan at the beginning of 2021
Marking the 150th anniversary of St Joseph being declared patron of the universal church, in early December Pope Francis proclaimed a year-long celebration (from 8th December 2020 to 8th December 2021) dedicated to the foster father of Jesus. As a foundation, I invite you to use this prayer which Pope Francis has written, either daily, or at least each Wednesday, a traditional day of prayer with St Joseph.
Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary:
to you God entrusted his only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
and with you Christ became man.
Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage, and defend us from every evil. Amen.