Prayer to St. Joseph during the Beautification of our Church

O St. Joseph, God the Father entrusted to your care his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, and His Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary, for whom to guide, protect, and provide; we the people of St. Mary of the Assumption entrust ourselves to your intercession as we undertake the beautification of our church.

O Guardian of the Holy Family during the Egyptian exile; guide us during our time of exile from worship in our church, that despite any frustrations or difficulties, we will continue to offer you, Father, right sacrifice and worship wherever we gather in Jesus’ name.

O Worker Joseph, as a carpenter you knew the dangers of physical work; protect those who labor in our church, keep them from all harm, that they may offer their work to God’s glory.

O Chaste spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, you were privileged to behold her beauty; intercede for us that God may provide all that we need for our church’s beautification, so upon completion we may behold our church’s renewed beauty and be ever more drawn into the life of grace through the mysteries which are celebrated there.

St. Joseph, Pray for us