Dear Saint Joseph,
whom God himself appointed
as Head and provider of his earthly family,
we beg for your intercession
that being the patron of this seminary,
you may also be our chief benefactor
in all spiritual as well as material needs.
Obtain for us from God
a steady flow of priestly vocations
and adequate means to nurture them.
As a diligent provider and wise administrator,
you sheltered and raised Jesus
in a simple but stable home,
pray for us always so that our seminary may be sustained
in her financial and material needs
by the goodness and generosity of its benefactors
and the prudent care of its administrators,
who likewise shelter and raise Christ’s ministers today.
Help seminarians as well
to use the resources of the seminary,
wisely, responsibly and gratefully.
Heeding the voice of the Scriptures, which tells us
ITE AD IOSEPH,
we turn to your in our need.
Listen to this prayer we raise to your with trust
and graciously commend it to Christ, our Lord. Amen.