Novena for Fatherhood with St Joseph

Pray this novena to St Joseph for the healing of the father wound and the restoration of divine fatherhood within all men.


Why Join?

St. Joseph, King David's descendant and foster-father of Jesus, was an example of fatherhood, work and devotion to the Lord. His deep intimacy with the mystery of the incarnation makes him an exceptional saint.

Prayers to St Joseph are powerful weapons against distress.

Since he took care of Jesus, his adoptive son, he takes care of us and he introduces our prayers to God with love and compassion. 

The programme

A series of meditations on understanding manhood through the example of St Joseph

Day 1 – ‘Go to Joseph!'

Day 2 – Joseph the Model of Manhood

Day 3 – Joseph the Descendent of David

Day 4 – Joseph the Husband & Father

Day 5 – Joseph the Worker

Day 6 – Joseph the Virtuous

Day 7 – Joseph the Silent

Day 8 – Joseph the Shadow of God the Father

Day 9 – The Litany of Joseph

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Who are we

Catholic Man UK & Ireland is a community of laymen and clergy.

It aims to understand and live out the gift of masculinity in its divine fulfilment of fatherhood, both spiritual and biological.

It encourages men to set up fraternal groups for practical and pastoral support, and provides resources and activities such as retreats and conferences to help them on their pilgrim journey through life.

The organisation is under the patronage of the Holy Family and sees St Joseph as its spiritual father and paradigm of human fatherhood in the image of God the Father.

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Prayer from the novena

Prayer to St Joseph

Glorious St. Joseph, foster-father and protector of Jesus Christ, and my father too! To you I raise my heart and my hands to implore your powerful intercession. Please obtain for me from the kind Heart of Jesus the help and the graces necessary for my spiritual and temporal welfare. I ask particularly for the grace of a happy death and the special favour I now implore. [Mention your request here.] Guardian of the Word Incarnate, I feel animated with confidence that your prayers in my behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God. O glorious St. Joseph, through the love you bear to Jesus Christ, and for the glory of His Name. Hear my prayers and obtain my petitions. Amen