In this booklet, you’ll find all the Bible passages, prayers, songs, and devotions that our family uses throughout the month of March and for the first five weeks of Lent (everything until Holy Week) to enhance our family prayer life and our liturgical living in the home. All the Catholic All Year monthly prayer booklets are designed to be used year after year, and this booklet can be used any year, no matter when Lent falls.
I created this booklet to keep from having to wade through all the different versions of prayers available online, and because I really prefer paper over screens when I’m praying. For all the history, tradition, and backstories surrounding these prayers, blessings, and devotions and the feast days to which they are attached, please consult the Catholic All Year Compendium.
The entire month of March is dedicated to Saint Joseph, and the booklet includes weeks 5-7 of the Seven Sundays of St. Joseph, a short St. Joseph prayer that can be used after Grace before meals, and To You O Blessed Joseph.
You’ll get prayers, devotions, and Bible readings for other March saints, including an abridged version of The Passion of Ss. Perpetua and Felicity; the Kitchen Prayer in honor of St. Frances of Rome; an Irish Long Life Toast and St. Patrick’s Breastplate; the Eternal Rest Prayer and Mother Angelica’s Miscarriage Prayer in honor of St. Catherine of Sweden; and Luke 1:26-38, the Angelus, and Gabriel’s Message Hymn for the Annunciation.
You’ll also get everything we use during the first five weeks of Lent, including the O When the Saints Go Marching In Hymn for Fat Tuesday; Joel 2:12-19 and Matthew 6:16-21 and a Prayer for Fasting for Ash Wednesday; Isaiah 66:10, a Prayer for Mothers, and Ave Regina Caelorum in English and Latin for Laetare Sunday; John 8:59 and an Examination of Conscience for Passion Sunday; the Prayer Before a Crucifix; the Stabat Mater Hymn; and an illustrated Stations of the Cross.
A longer version of the Stations of the Cross, including call and response prayers, Bible readings, the Stabat Mater Hymn, and meditations based on those composed by St. Alphonsus Liguori is available in a separate booklet here.
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Included in this month’s booklet are:
Letter from the Author
Grace + Saint Joseph Prayer
Seven Sundays of Saint Joseph
Litany of Saint Joseph
March 7—Saints Perpetua and Felicity
March 9—Saint Frances of Rome
March 17—Saint Patrick
March 19—Saint Joseph
March 24—Saint Catherine of Sweden
March 25—The Annunciation of the Lord
Gabriel’s Message Hymn
Examination of Conscience
Prayer Before a Crucifix
Stabat Mater Hymn
Stations of the Cross
You get a 44 page pdf file, that can be printed as individual pages, but I recommend opening the pdf in Adobe (there is a free version available for download here) and printing it as a booklet on 11 pieces of paper. For best results print on high quality paper (like 24 weight). Lighter weight paper will work, but there will be more show through from the back.
Available in a paperback version here on Amazon.
Your purchase entitles you to print this booklet as many times as you’d like for your own household’s personal use. Please do not share the digital files or print the booklet for others. Thank you! For an extended license, that allows printing the items from one listing for classrooms, groups, or extended family, please see this listing.
Eight printable Lent resources in one place: The BIG Catholic All Lent Bundle
Printable Lent Print and Cut DIY Lent Bundle (including a Clipart Lent Countdown Calendar, Voluntary Lenten Discipline pledge sheets for groups and individuals, inspirational Lent quotes and posters, and a Lenten Sacrifice Bean Jar label. No overlap with the above set)
Stations of the Cross Booklet
Stations of the Cross Coloring Book
Holy Week Meal and Activity Planner (only $1)
St Joseph Prayer after Grace for March (only $1 for the month)
Counting to Forty after Grace/ Simple 1 Page Lent Countdown Calendar (only $1 for the month)
St. Frances of Rome Quote Printable Wall Art
St. Joseph Was a Just Man Printable Wall Art
St. Patrick’s Breastplate Part I Printable Wall Art
St. Patrick’s Breastplate Part II Printable Wall Art
Catholic All January
Catholic All February
Liturgical Year Wall Calendar
The text of these traditional prayers are in the public domain. Newer prayers are cited where possible.
Many included prayers and devotions can be found at Catholic Culture, my favorite online resource for Catholic prayers, traditions, and devotions.
The daily collect prayer for feast days not featured in this booklet can be found online here.
Illustrations are from various editions of the Roman Missal that are out of copyright, and other vintage books similarly out of copyright.
Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible with Revised New Testament and Revised Psalms © 1991, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C. and are used by permission of the copyright owner. All Rights Reserved. No part of the New American Bible may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing from the copyright owner.
This compilation is copyright Kendra Tierney 2019, all rights reserved.
For more liturgical living ideas, check out www.CatholicAllYear.com
and The Catholic All Year Compendium, available wherever books are sold.
This booklet is available as a printable pdf at www.CatholicAllYear.com and as a paperback at www.Amazon.com