Novena to St Joseph the Worker
April 23 – May 1 (Feast Day)
St. Joseph, by the work of your hands and the sweat of your brow, you supported Jesus and Mary, and had the Son of God as your fellow worker.
Teach me to work as you did, with patience and perseverance, for God and for those whom God has given me to support.
Teach me to see in my fellow workers the Christ who desires to be in them, that I may always be charitable and forbearing towards all.
Grant me to look upon work with the eyes of faith, so that I shall recognize in it my share in God’s own creative activity and in Christ’s work of our redemption, and so take pride in it.
When it is pleasant and productive, remind me to give thanks to God for it.
And when it is burdensome, teach me to offer it to God, in reparation for my sins and the sins of the world.
O good father St. Joseph! I beg you, by all your sufferings, sorrows and joys, to obtain for me what I ask.
(Name your petition)
Obtain for all those who have asked my prayers, everything that is useful to them in the plan of God. Be near to me in my last moments that I may eternally sing the praises of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Amen.
(Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be)
*Prayer taken from Religious Brother’s Day Guide booklet of the Carmelite Friars North American Province of Saint Elias
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Parishioners who have been following the 33 day consecration to St Joseph ending on the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, May 1st.
The parishioners who have been following the 33 day Consecration to St Joseph are invited to make their Act of Consecration during morning mass with Fr Tony at 9am on Saturday 1st May.
THE WILD GOOSE (In person or online)
This ministry is in progress (14 weeks of presentation and sharing) at 7pm on Wednesdays in the Hall. Attend in person or alternatively you can join online via Zoom. All Zoom participants must register online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScs9kWogPfb_FLBFJPr15EEtFgvkov-J71U9kO6uGAxI3g3Fw/viewform?usp=sf_link or contact: Rev Gerald Rodrigues 083 659 3392. It is not too late to join.
Via Lucis or The Way of Light celebrates the 50 days between Easter and Pentecost. We invite you to celebrate every Saturday during the Easter Season at 17h00 in the church. The 17h30 mass will follow the Via Lucis Booklet for 23 April 2021
There are numerous lectures, courses and masses that you can access online. Some of them are listed, with links, on this page.
The Southern Cross Magazine is on sale at the entrance to the church. Please buy a printed copy (R30).