Novena to St. Joseph the Worker

9 priests are inviting you to join them in this novena: receive 3 min. podcasts everyday, discover the 9 ways God looks at our professional life and why St. Joseph is the model of workers!


As our lives are changing, our professional and financial situation can quickly be turned upside down: let us pray to Saint Joseph, the patron saint of workers!

The people going through rough patches could be yourself, your friend, your neighbour, your dad, an acquaintance... In short, everyone needs prayer! Let's love one another by praying for one another! Every Christian is called to gather and pray for their brothers and sisters, especially in their times of need.

Let us turn to St. Joseph...

St. Joseph has two feast days in the liturgical calendar. He is celebrated on March 19 as Joseph, the Husband of Mary. May 1 is the feast day of St. Joseph the Worker. We invite you to prepare for his feast of by praying a novena to St. Joseph the Worker.

In this novena, 9 priests are inviting you to 9 daily rendezvous to spend a few minutes with St. Joseph: listen to their 3-minute podcasts where they share with you how the great saint inspires them. 

Discover the 9 ways God looks at our professional life and how St Joseph is the model for workers! Each day you'll receive an audio reflecting on a verse from the Bible related to work, as well as a prayer to entrust your petitions.

Together, let us entrust our working lives to St. Joseph!

The program: 9 ways God looks at your professional life:

Receive a 3-minutes podcast each day, and meditate on a verse from the Bible about work and on the prayer "St. Joseph, model for labourers".

Titus 2:7-8
Genesis 2:3
Jeremiah 29:11
Job 22:8
Philippians 4:13
Genesis 2:15
Colossians 3:24
Proverbs 16:3
Matthew 6:26

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Why Pray a Novena?

A novena is said for nine successive days: it can be an effective means of gaining a favorable intercession on your behalf. Saying a Novena to St Joseph can be an effective way to get what you are asking for. Say these prayers for nine days in a row.

With the utmost care, St. Joseph entrusts his son with our intentions. Don't forget that he is calmly waiting to take care of your needs!

I wish I could persuade everyone to be devoted to glorious St Joseph, for I do not remember to this day ever having asked him for anything that he didn't grant me. I only request, for the love of God, whoever will not believe me will test the truth of what I say. - St. Teresa of Avila

Prayer from the novena


Joseph, Model of Labourers Good Saint Joseph, when God wanted a family for his Son, He looked among the labourers, and chose you along with Mary, demonstrating His esteem for human work. You put your heart into your work, and shared your workshop with Jesus. Your work, like that of other humans, found new meaning in the presence of God. Sustain us in the hope of finding work when we are confronted with the desolation of unemployment. Counsel business leaders to create an equitable division of labour that is respectful of individuals, and promotes our growth and happiness. Help us to perform our work joyfully, conscientiously, fairly and honestly. Prepare our hearts to recognize your Son in our colleagues at work. Amen. (St. Joseph Oratory, Montreal, CANADA)