Our patron saints are:
St Joseph – Protector of Holy Church;
St Michael – Defender of the Faith
and St Padre Pio – Saint of our times, who suffered the wounds of Christ, who worked endlessly for the salvation of souls and who was endowed with many charisms and gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Prayer to St Joseph (Prayer of Pope Leo XIII)
To thee, O blessed Joseph, do we have recourse in our tribulation,
and having implored the help of thy thrice holy Spouse,
we confidently invoke thy patronage also.
By that charity wherewith thou wast united to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God,
and by that fatherly affection with which thou didst embrace the Child Jesus,
we beseech thee and we humbly pray, that thou wouldst look graciously
upon the inheritance which Jesus Christ hath purchased by His Blood,
and assist us in our needs by thy power and strength.
Most watchful guardian of the Holy family, protect the chosen people of Jesus Christ;
keep far from us, most loving father, all blight of error and corruption:
mercifully assist us from heaven, most mighty defender,
in this our conflict with the powers of darkness;
and, even as of old thou didst rescue the Child Jesus from the supreme peril of his life,
so now defend God’s Holy church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity;
keep as one and all under thy continual protection,
that we may be supported by thine example and thine assistance,
may be enabled to lead a holy life, die a happy death
and come at last to the possession of everlasting blessedness in heaven.
Prayer To Saint Michael: (Prayer of Pope Leo XIII )
St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in the hour of battle;
Be our safeguard against the wickedness
and snares of the Devil.
May God restrain Him, we humbly pray,
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host,
by the power of God,
cast into Hell, Satan and all the other evil spirits,
who roam through the world,
seeking the ruin of souls.
Prayer to St. Pio of Pietrelcina
Dear God, You generously blessed Your servant,
St. Pio of Pietrelcina,
with the gifts of the Spirit.
You marked his body with the five wounds
of Christ Crucified, as a powerful witness
to the saving Passion and Death of Your Son.
Endowed with the gift of discernment,
St. Pio laboured endlessly in the confessional
for the salvation of souls.
With reverence and intense devotion
in the celebration of Mass,
he invited countless men and women
to a greater union with Jesus Christ
in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.
Through the intercession of St. Pio of Pietrelcina,
I confidently beseech You to grant me
the grace of perseverance, discernment and courage.
I ask this through Christ our Lord.