Request for Plenary Indulgence / Prayer to St. Joseph

(To be prayed before the start of ALL Masses)

(This prayer is to be prayed every WEDNESDAYS, and every 19TH OF THE MONTH)

The leader will say:

Let us humbly ask the Lord, during this mass, for plenary indulgence, either for oneself, or for a beloved dead who may be suffering in purgatory.

Let us fulfill one of the requirements for gaining a plenary indulgence in the Year of St. Joseph by a prayer for the Pope’s intentions.

Please kneel.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son,

and of the Holy Spirit.

The people answer:


The people pray:

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

Creator of heaven and earth,

and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died and was buried;

he descended into hell;

on the third day he rose again from the dead;

he ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of God

the Father almighty;

from there he will come to judge

the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body,

and life everlasting. Amen.

The leader will now pray the following prayers:

Our Father, Who art in heaven,

Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come.

Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.

The people answer:

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil. Amen.


Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

The people answer:

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death. Amen.


Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

and to the Holy Spirit:

The people answer:

As it was in the beginning, is now,

and will be for ever. Amen.


Eternal rest grant unto them. O Lord,

The people answer:

And let perpetual light shine upon them.


May they rest in peace.

The people answer:



May the souls of the faithful departed,

through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

The people answer:


The leader will say:

We now pray the Prayer to St. Joseph

To you, O blessed Joseph,

do we come in our afflictions,

and having implored the help

of your most holy Spouse,

we confidently invoke your patronage also.

Through that charity which bound you

to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God

and through the paternal love

with which you embraced the Child Jesus,

we humbly beg you graciously

to regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ

has purchased by his Blood,

and with your power and strength

to aid us in our necessities.

O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family,

defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ;

O most loving father,

ward off from us every contagion of error

and corrupting influence;

O our most mighty protector, be kind to us

and from heaven assist us

in our struggle with the power of darkness.

As once you rescued the Child Jesus

from deadly peril,

so now protect God’s Holy Church

from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity;

shield, too, each one of us

by your constant protection,

so that, supported by your example and your aid,

we may be able to live piously, to die in holiness,

and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven. Amen.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son,

and of the Holy Spirit.

The people answer:


(If the Request for Plenary Indulgence be done before the 6am and 6pm Masses, the commentator will say the following:)

Let us now all stand for the Angelus.