CONSECRATION OF A CHILD TO SAINT JOSEPH
Great Saint Joseph, who wast as a father to our Divine Saviour, we offer and consecrate to thee this child. Deign to be (his) protector and (his) father. Preserve in (him) the precious treasure of innocence. Protect (him) from all dangers to body and soul, and inspire in (him) from (his) earliest days a tender love for thee, for Mary, thy immaculate Spouse, and for JESUS, thy adorable Son. May thy holy protection be with (him) throughout (his) life. Watch over all (his) ways, guide (him) in all (his) enterprises, conduct (him) always in the path of the precepts of the LORD, and deign to bring (him) at the moment of (his) death into the Heavenly Jerusalem, there eternally to sing the Divine mercies, and thy paternal bounty. Amen.