We should indeed honor St. Joseph, since the Son of God Himself was graciously pleased to honor him by calling him "father." "Christ," says Origen, "gave to St. Joseph the honor due to a parent." The Holy Scriptures speak of him as the father of Jesus. "His father and mother were marveling at the things spoken concerning Him. (Luke 2.33) " Mary also used this name. "in sorrow thy father and I have been seeking Thee. (Luke 2:48)" If then, the King of Kings was pleased to raise Joseph to so high a dignity, it is right and obligatory on our part to endeavor to honor him as much as we can.
St. Joseph, I consecrate myself to thy service forever. Protect me all the days of my life.