St. Joseph Parish

Year of St. Joseph Logo P O Box 338
82 Pierce St.,
North Sydney B2A 3M4
Phone: 794-3951 / fax 794-4482
Pastor: Father Douglas MacDonald
Deacon: Rev. Mr. Roy Smith
Ministry Team Coordinator: Pam Hall
Parish email: + + + +

Sunday Liturgies:
- Saturday: 4:00 pm
- Sunday: 10:00 am

  • Bulletin: June 13th, 2021

  • Litany of Saint Joseph
    Year of Saint Joseph
    This litany is ordinarily enriched with a partial indulgence (Manual of Indulgences, conc. 22).
    During the Year of Saint Joseph, however which lasts from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021 the use of the Litany of Saint Joseph has been included among other prayers to St. Joseph enriched with a plenary indulgence (see Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary issued Dec. 8, 2020, section E), which may be earned once a day subject to the usual conditions: sacramental confession, reception of Holy Communion, prayer for the intentions of the Pope, and a total detachment to all sin, including venial sin.
    O glorious descendant of the kings of Judah, inheritor of the virtues of all the patriarchs, just and happy St. Joseph, listen to our prayer. You are our glorious protector, and will always be, after Jesus and Mary, the object of our most profound veneration and tender confidence. You are a hidden saint, though one of the greatest of saints, and are particularly the patron of interior souls. In union with all those who have ever been most devoted to you, we now dedicate ourselves to your service, beseeching you, for the sake of Jesus Christ, who vouchsafed to love and obey you as a son, to become a father to us, and to obtain for us the filial respect, confidence, and love of children towards you.
    O powerful advocate of all Christians, whose intercession, as St. Theresa assures us, has never been found to fail, deign to intercede for us now, and to implore for us the particular intention of this Novena: (Here mention/tell St. Jospeh your intention)
    Present us O great Saint to the adorable Trinity, with Whom you have so glorious and so intimate a correspondence. Obtain that we may never efface by sin the Sacred Image according to the likeness of which we have been created. Beg for us that our divine Redeemer would enkindle in our hearts and in all hearts, the fire of His Love, and infuse therein the virtues of His adorable infancy: His purity, simplicity, obedience, and humility.
    Obtain for us likewise a lively devotion to your virgin spouse and protect us so powerfully in life and death that we may have the happiness of dying as you did, in the friendship of our Creator, and under the immediate protection of the Mother of God. Amen.

    St. Joseph

    Parish Funeral Resources:
  • St. Joseph Parish Funeral Policy
  • St. Joseph Parish Rite of Christian Burial (including choices of Readings)

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