150th Jubilee Celebration
St. Joseph Church
A Year of Joyful Praise:
It’s difficult to believe that our year of jubilee is drawing to an end. We offer thanks for the past accomplishments of our parish, the ones we enjoy today, and we commit our lives to the future. In keeping with our custom this year, here follows another prayer to St. Joseph.
Joseph, Companion of Hope
Abba, God our Father,
You are the source of life;
Your Word nourishes us
as it did Joseph, companion of hope.
May it also nourish our faith
and make us grow in love of you.
Help us to recognize your Spirit
at work in our world.
May the Spirit inspire us to respond
to the needs of our time
and grant us the strength to work out solutions.
Guide us on the way of compassion, that
we may be present to the sufferings we see around us.
Help us to be filled with loving care and tender concern
the way Jesus was.
Should our hope fail us for a moment,
make us remember, Abba, God our Father,
the courage of Joseph,
who accompanies us on the way.
May your grace help us to keep our eyes fixed
on Jesus our Savior.