St. Joseph, you were chosen by God
be the reputed father of Jesus,
chaste husband of Mary ever-Virgin,
head of the Holy Family;
were elected by the Vicar of Christ
be the heavenly Patron and Protector
the Church founded by Jesus Christ.
the greatest confidence, therefore,
ask your powerful aid in this day
the entire Church on earth.
in a special manner
your true fatherly love
Holy Father, the Pope,
all the Bishops and priests
are united to the See of St. Peter;
all those who labor for souls
the midst of the trials and difficulties of this life;
win for all nations
of faith under one Shepherd.