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Novena to St Joseph


The Penola parish is conducting a novena to St Joseph, the patron of the church in Penola and the Universal Church, in the lead up to his feast day on March 19.

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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 ( or PO Box 40, Penola SA 5277 or on the parish Facebook page.


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