May God bless all those for whom adoption is part of their life story.
Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be
Adoption is a loving and generous way for a child to be welcomed as part of a family. It can also include uncertainty and other challenges—for children waiting to find families, for parents placing their children for adoption, for couples waiting to be matched with a child, and for so many others.
This month, we celebrate the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on March 19
. Remembering his very special role as the earthly foster father of Jesus, we invoke St. Joseph’s intercession, asking the Lord to bless all those for whom adoption has a place in their story. And, recalling the mercy which God our Father has shown to us, we also ask that, through our words and actions, they may encounter the outstretched hands of His mercy.
Acts of Reparation
- Fast from snacking for one day. Eat three regular meals, but nothing else in between.
- Donate needed items to a pregnancy care center, or ask if they have an opportunity for you to volunteer.