Father Michael Romeo, parish priest, said the new initiative was aimed at encouraging devotion to St Joseph.
“Since being appointed to Penola, I have noticed that many people come here to seek St Mary’s intercession, but very often people also come with a devotion to St Joseph,” he said.
“He is a very powerful intercessor; one of our parishioners ensures that there is a supply of St Joseph prayer cards in the church which seem to disappear very quickly.
“I’ve also had correspondence with people asking for a prayer card or for prayer intentions specifically through St Joseph’s intercession. I know of one person who was struggling to find a job and recently obtained work through praying a novena to St Joseph in Penola.”
People can send intentions via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or PO Box 40, Penola SA 5277 or on the parish Facebook page.Jump to next article