Holy father, St Joseph,
watch over the Church in these days.
As you cared for the Christ Child,
so now surround us with your protecting hand.
Teach us the humble virtues
which will make us truly men and women of the Beatitudes.
Be our advocate with our Lord Jesus
whom you called son on earth.
Keep us in your heart, dear beloved father,
so we, like you, may become devoted disciples of Christ.