The Catholic Church dedicates the entire month of March to St. Joseph and urges believers to pay special attention to his life and example. He is the patron saint of fathers, workers, patron and protector of the Catholic Church and a patron of the sick and of a happy death due to the belief that he died in the presence of Jesus and Mary. The following is but one of many prayers to St. Joseph, patron of the Catholic Parish of Busselton.
Blessed Joseph, husband of Mary, be with us this day. Thou protected and cherished the Virgin;
loving the Child Jesus as thy son,
thou rescued Him from danger of death.
Defend the Church, the Household of God, purchased by the Blood of Christ.
Guardian of the Holy Family, be with us in our trials. May thy prayers obtain for us the strength to flee from error and wrestle with the powers of corruption so that in life we may grow in holiness
and in death rejoice in the crown of victory.
The Good News Ministry writes: ‘Among all the Saints who are known to stop plagues, the first and most important one to turn to is Saint Joseph’. While proper medical attention should always be sought, and regulations and instructions followed by Government and Health authorities, prayer remains one of our deepest sources of solace in times of trial. St. Joseph has been shown to be a powerful intercessor, both in leading Christian souls closer to God and in petitioning the Lord to have mercy on the sick and suffering.