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Father’s Day


As the man chosen by God to be the foster father of Jesus Christ, St. Joseph is revered as a model of fatherhood and masculinity. Through his deep humility, purity, and prayer, God raised up St. Joseph as the Protector of the Holy Family and of the Catholic Church. What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than to choose a gift for your father or spouse that is inspired by this great saint: 

1.Make a Gift by Hand.

Sacred Tradition tells us that St. Joseph was a carpenter in the town of Nazareth. We can imagine that many of his days were spent in his workshop, working alongside Jesus to provide for the needs of his family. Although St. Joseph’s work may have been simple, it was invaluable because it was carefully crafted with love, dedication, and obedience to God’s will. Gifts made by hand take longer and may not be as elegant, but they are always more valuable as they are uniquely made for one individual. Even if it is only a handmade card, consider making your own unique gift this year for Father’s Day as an extra way to show your love.

2. Pray a Novena or Litany of St. Joseph.

St. Joseph’s deep holiness and virtue flowed from his rich interior life of prayer. Even in moments when he was unsure how to proceed, God gave always gave him the direction and grace he needed in order to carry out his Heavenly Father’s will. Give the same gift to your father or spouse by dedicating time to pray for his needs and for God to grant him wisdom as the spiritual leader of your family. 

Check out the Litany of St. Joseph below or look online for a novena of your choice.

3.Take Time for an Intentional Walk Together.

We read in Scripture that St. Joseph traveled great distances on foot with Our Lady. Whether going to Bethlehem for the Census or the land of Egypt to protect Jesus from Herod, St. Joseph always went where the Lord led him. Although difficult, these trips must have also allowed time for deep reflection and conversation between St. Joseph, God, and Our Lady. If you’re looking for an inexpensive, meaningful gift, look no further than to follow St. Joseph’s example and go for a long walk with your father or spouse. Take time to share your heart and thank him for all of the ways he is a gift to your family. This intentional gift of your time will not go unnoticed.

Did you know that 206 Tours offers pilgrimages to Egypt? Experience the place where Christ took his first steps.

4.Gift Him with the Book, Consecration to St. Joseph.


If your father or spouse is looking to deepen his relationship with St. Joseph, one of the best resources is the Consecration to St. Joseph by Fr. Donald Calloway. This book journeys through the life and glories of St. Joseph as told by Sacred Scripture, Catholic tradition, and the wisdom of Saints who were especially devoted to him. This book is sure to transform anyone’s perspective of St. Joseph from a vague figure of history into a powerful intercessor.

Fr. Calloway is a Spiritual Guide for 206 Tours! Visit our website to see a complete list of Father’s upcoming pilgrimages.

5.Plan a Pilgrimage for Him to Visit the Site of St. Joseph’s Workshop or the Holy House of Loreto

What better way to bring the person of St. Joseph to life than by visiting the places where he lived and worked. Your loved one can walk in this great saint’s footsteps through a pilgrimage led by 206 Tours to several holy sites related to St. Joseph including the Holy House of Loreto in which the Holy Family lived together and St. Joseph’s Workshop which is now known as St. Joseph’s Church in Nazareth. The memories of these trips and the graces received on them will be sure to last a lifetime.

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Litany of St. Joseph

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, pray for us.
St. Joseph, pray for us.
Noble Offspring of David, pray for us.
Light of Patriarchs, pray for us.
Spouse of the Mother of God, pray for us.

Guardian of the Redeemer, pray for us.
Chaste Guardian of the Virgin, pray for us.
Foster-Father of the Son of God, pray for us.
Zealous Defender of Christ, pray for us.

Servant of Christ, pray for us.

Minister of Salvation, pray for us.
Head of the Holy Family, pray for us.

Joseph Most Just, pray for us.
Joseph Most Chaste, pray for us.
Joseph Most Prudent, pray for us.
Joseph Most Valiant, pray for us.
Joseph Most Obedient, pray for us.
Joseph Most Faithful, pray for us.

Mirror of Patience, pray for us.
Lover of Poverty, pray for us.
Model of Workmen, pray for us.
Glory of Domestic Life, pray for us.
Guardian of Virgins, pray for us.
Pillar of Families, pray for us.
Support in Difficulties, pray for us.

Comfort of the Afflicted, pray for us.
Hope of the Sick, pray for us.

Patron of Exiles, pray for us.

Patron of the Afflicted, pray for us.

Patron of the Poor, pray for us.
Patron of the Dying, pray for us.
Terror of Demons, pray for us.
Protector of Holy Church, pray for us.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.

V. He made him the lord of His household,
R. And prince over all His possessions.

Let Us Pray
O God, who, in your loving providence, chose Blessed Joseph to be the spouse of your most Holy Mother, grant us the favor of having him for our intercessor in Heaven whom on earth we venerate as our protector. You, who live and reign forever and ever. Amen.


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