It’s Consecration Day!

It’s Consecration Day! At 3:30pm CT on May 1, the Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, Relevant Radio® will consecrate the network and all listeners to the protection of St. Joseph.

St. Joseph has been a powerful intercessor and friend of the Relevant Radio network for many years. As a patron of the network, he has come through in extraordinary ways to help the mission and keep the organization close to Jesus and the Blessed Mother.

The consecration will be broadcast LIVE from the Chapel of the Nativity across the Relevant Radio network as well as via live video at relevantradio.com/watch.

This is the ninth day of our Novena to St. Joseph, which our listeners have been following since April 23. “We’re going to consecrate Relevant Radio and our worldwide family of listeners to St. Joseph for a number of reasons,” said Rev. Francis Hoffman, “Father Rocky”, Executive Director at Relevant Radio, when he announced the consecration on Morning Air® on April 21. “First to thank St. Joseph for all he’s done over the years at Relevant Radio—he’s really been a game changer. And then second to ask his powerful intercession over all of us and upon our mission so that we stay faithful to Christ.”

Fr. Rocky will lead the consecration beginning with Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament. We’ll then hear a reading from the Gospel and a short homily about the foster father of Jesus. Afterwards, all will pray together the Consecration Prayer, Litany to Saint Joseph, and Novena Prayer to St. Joseph.

This is an important occasion for the network, and we hope you can join us. To follow along with the hymns, scripture readings, and prayers, print or view our liturgy aid.

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Adding to the excitement of consecration day, the USCCB later announced that Archbishop José Gomez would reconsecrate the United States to Mary, Mother of the Church on the same day! So at 2pm CT on May 1, tune in to Relevant Radio to hear that special consecration of the nation to our Blessed Mother. A beautiful day, indeed.

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Consecration Prayer

O great St. Joseph, the golden crown you wear is a small sign of our gratitude for the extraordinary blessings you have brought upon Relevant Radio ever since our first pilgrimage to the Oratory of St. Joseph in Montreal in February, 2010.

Today we consecrate Relevant Radio to you. All of our programs, all of our efforts, all of our Benefactors, Associates, Affiliates, Listeners and Board of Directors: we consecrate to you. All of our thoughts, all of our dreams, our bodies, our souls: we consecrate to you.

In return dear St. Joseph, we beg that you protect us as you diligently protected the Blessed Mother and Jesus. Help us to be faithful to the magisterium and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Help us remain united to the Bishops. Help us to always be proudly under the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady.

You are a model of Christian manliness and fatherhood: prayerful, chaste, sober, alert, skillful, humble, obedient, persevering, faithful, courageous, and generous. May all of the men at Relevant Radio be inspired by you and follow your example.

You protected the Blessed Virgin Mary. May all of the women at Relevant Radio be inspired by Our Lady’s example of humility, service, prayer, modesty, cheerfulness, charity, perseverance, and joy.

You taught Jesus how to work. May you intercede so that all of us can use our energies and our talents to bring Christ to the world through the media.

Keep us safe and beg God to give us the health and strength we need today to do what God wants us to do for him and for others.

Litany to St. Joseph

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
God our Father in heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us
Noble son of the House of David, pray for us,
Light of patriarchs, pray for us
Husband of the Mother of God, pray for us,
Guardian of the Virgin, pray for us
Foster father of the Son of God, pray for us,
Faithful guardian of Christ, pray for us
Head of the Holy Family, pray for us
Joseph, chaste and just, pray for us
Joseph, prudent and brave, pray for us
Joseph, obedient and loyal, pray for us
Pattern of patience, pray for us
Lover of poverty, pray for us
Model of workers, pray for us
Example to parents, pray for us
Guardian of virgins, pray for us
Pillar of family life, pray for us
Comfort of the troubled, pray for us
Hope of the sick, pray for us
Patron of the dying, pray for us
Terror of evil spirits, pray for us
Protector of the Church, pray for us
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Jesus.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Jesus.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, O Jesus.

Novena to St. Joseph

Oh, St. Joseph,
whose protection is so great, so prompt, so strong,
before the throne of God,
I place in you all my interests and desires.
Oh, St. Joseph,
do assist me by your powerful intercession,
and obtain for me from your Divine Son
all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
So that, having engaged here below your heavenly power,
I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most Loving of Fathers.
Oh, St. Joseph,
I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms;
I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart.
Press Him in my name and kiss His fine Head for me and
Ask Him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath.
St. Joseph, Patron of departed souls – pray for me.
Amen.

Lindsey Kettner serves as a Digital Media Producer at Relevant Radio®. She is a wife, mother, and graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she studied journalism and advertising. She writes daily at relevantradio.com and on the free Relevant Radio mobile app.