In this difficult time we turn to St. Joseph, foster father of the Son of God, spouse of the Mother of God, head of the Holy Family, to ask that he intercede with Christ for all those who are affected in any way by this pandemic. As we consecrate of our schools and ourselves to St. Joseph, we implore his paternal protection for us and the Church.
Let us now entrust our Catholic schools, our diocese, our country, and ourselves to the protection and care of St. Joseph. You are the pillar of families, hope of the sick and protector of the Holy Church. You who are the patron of educators and children, educated Jesus and provided him with the best example of fatherhood. Today we consecrate our diocesan schools to St. Joseph.
With the love of a Father, embrace this diocese which we entrust and consecrate to you, together with ourselves and our families.
With the love of a Father, embrace our schools which we entrust and consecrate to you, together with ourselves and our families.
With the love of a Father, embrace us as we consecrate ourselves to you, together with our brothers and sisters in Christ.
In a special way we commend to you those particularly in need of your paternal care.
St. Joseph, Most Just, Chaste and Prudent, you were so wonderfully filled with the light of truth, we entrust to you all our students, teachers, principals and pastors and school families of our Catholic schools.
You are Joseph, Glorious Patriarch and Patron of the Church, Virgin Spouse of the Virgin Mother of God, Guardian and Virginal Father of the Word Incarnate, and so much more. Today, we take you as our father and ask you to always remember us as your devoted children. Never let us be far from you. Keep us. Bless us. Protect us. Teach us. Nourish us. Bring us to the Holy Trinity, today and at the hour of our death. Help us to love you, Our Lady and your Son more and more throughout our lives. Fill in our weaknesses and give us your humility. Thank you for receiving this little offering from us, St. Joseph, our father.