in caring for Christ our Lord
cared for all who are 'in Christ',
who are His
by His gift they share in His life:
your loving care I confidently entrust
friends and all who are dear to me,
who have asked my prayers,
for whom I ought to pray
those whom I have injured)
all who have no one to pray for them --
those who, lost to themselves,
not even themselves.
for them, Joseph, everything you did
the Son of God, who called you 'Father.'
Him present them, Joseph,
Him with a father's confidence
receive them for ever
the shelter of His most Sacred Heart.