Pious Union of St Joseph for the Suffering and Dying
Prayer Apostolate for a Happy Holy Death
A ministry of the Servants of Charity, the Pious Union of St Joseph enrolls Priests, Religious, and Laypersons in a Confraternity of Prayer for the benefit of the suffering and dying.
This Pious Union received canonical recognition by Pope St. Pius X on February 12, 1914.
In the United States, approval was granted by the Most Reverend Kenneth J. Povish, Bishop of Lansing Michigan, in 1987.
Members of the Pious Union of St Joseph honor St. Joseph on his Feast Day, March 19th, and every Wednesday. We rely on his intercession to aid us all as we pass from this world. We pray to him every day asking for his intercession for the dying while sacrificing and offering our good works for their benefit.
Membership is without charge. A free-will offering when enrolling and an annual stipend accomplishes many good works but is not a requirement of membership. The sole commitment of membership is to pray every day to St. Joseph for the benefit of the suffering and dying, trusting in his intercession while praying the short and powerful prayer of the Pious Union.
“O St Joseph, Foster Father of Jesus Christ
and true spouse of the Virgin Mary;
Pray for us, and for the suffering and dying of this day/night.
St Joseph, Pray for us.”
If you wish to become a member of the Pious Union of St. Joseph, first search your heart before making a promise to pray each day to St Joseph for all those who will die that day. If you are able to make this promise in good faith, please send your name and complete address to the Shrine and Fr. Paul Oggioni, our Pastoral Director, will respond.
Become a Member Today
Use the form below to enroll by email:
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Print and fill out this form and mail your intention to pray to St Joseph for the suffering and dying to:
Pious Union of St. Joseph
953 East Michigan Ave.
Grass Lake, MI 49240-9210