St. Joseph

SJC122610-73SJC1911-19St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in you all my interest and desires.

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.

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,
kiss his fine head for me,
and ask him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath.

St. Joseph, patron of departing souls, pray for me.

SJC22711-116        SJC103011-18        SJC22711-109

SJC1911-23        SJC71110-57        SJC73110-83


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O blessed St. Joseph, tenderhearted father, faithful guardian of Jesus, chaste spouse of the Mother of God, I pray you join with me in praising God, the Father, through his divine son who died on the cross and rose again to give us sinners new life.  Through the holy name of Jesus pray with me that we may obtain from the eternal Father the favor we ask (state intention).

We have been unfaithful to the unfailing love of God the Father.  Beg of Jesus mercy for us, his brothers and sisters.  Amid the splendors of God’s loving presence do not forget the sorrows of those who weep.  By your prayers and those of your most holy spouse, our blessed Lady, may the love of Jesus answer our call of confident hope.  Amen.

To you, blessed Joseph, we come with confidence in this, our hour of need, trusting in your powerful protection.  Your loving service to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God and your fatherly affection for the Child Jesus inspire us with faith in the power of your intercession before the throne of God.

We pray, first of all, for the Church, that it may be free from error and corruption and that it be a shining light of universal love and justice.

We ask your intercession for our loved ones in their trials and adversities, that they may be inspired by the love, obedience and affection of the Holy Family and be to each other a mutual source of consolation and Christian fidelity.

We ask your intercession also for our special need (state intention).

Keep us one and all under your protection so that, strengthened by your example and assistance, we may lead a holy life, die a happy death, and come to the possession of everlasting happiness in heaven.  Amen.


Special thanks


This page is dedicated to parishioners, visitors, and supporters,
real and/or virtual, whom we served through
the first St. Joseph Church – Port Aransas, TX (SJC) website
and the subsequent WordPress blog, 2008-2015,
until the parish announced its official website in the April 19th bulletin.

Special thanks to our dear friend, John Meyer (the sites’ “godfatha”),
for his love, humor, and unwavering support as first subscriber and follower!

Y’all are forever in our thoughts and prayers!
Abundant blessings always!



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4 Responses

  1. Deli,
    Can you tell me the status of St. Joseph Church after the storm, and how is Fr. Kris?

    • Hi, Bernie,

      Since Steven recently spoke with someone in town about SJC, I’ve forwarded your question to him. You’ll receive his response shortly. Thanks for caring!

      P.S. Do you receive South Jetty‘s “new story posted” updates?

      You can subscribe for free.

      Also, I captured the link to the SJ‘s home page by clicking on the banner, if you’re interested in reading the latest on Port Aransas.

      Two more links: Harvey issue / facebook.

    • We have not yet been into town. We did not want to get in the way of the massive recovery operations, not to mention that we had plenty to do at our own home.

      I did hear from the Grand Knight of Council 8170 at St. Paul the Apostle Church (Flour Bluff) that St. Joseph looks like it is in good shape. There was no obvious damage to the church itself. There may be water damage inside since the floor drops to ground level, but they did not go in. I did not get a report from him about the rectory or parish hall. I assume Father evacuated along with most of the population.

      When we go to the post office this Wednesday, we will go by SJC. If we can get through, I will let you know what we find.

      Thank you for your concern.

  2. As promised, we got into town to view the church. The church itself is in good shape. There was some flooding inside, so the carpeting and decking on the altar were damaged and have been torn out. There was some roof leakage on the left side, but it was not major and only a few of the acoustic tiles were damaged. I suspect there was some mechanical damage, too. The parish hall had some serious roof leakage, and the false ceiling has been removed. The rectory appears to be fine, but the old wooden fence at the rear is gone. There was a large group of volunteers working, and the St. Andrews by the Sea (Padre Island) Knights of Columbus Council were working the landscape. All in all, it was relatively minor and all of the buildings survived. God is good.

    Compared to the total destruction many places suffered, it’s not bad at all.

    I hope you have a blessed day.

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