Prayer to St. Roch – Patron of the Sick


St. Roch was marked with a red cross on his chest at birth.

When his parents died he inherited great wealth which he gave to the poor and devoted his life to helping the plague-stricken and sick.

His miraculous powers were known to have cured many with the, “Sign of the Cross”. He is Patron Saint of invalids. His Feast Day is 16th August.


O most merciful God

Who through an angel promised St. Roch

That whoever should invoke his name

Would be preserved from pestilence

And contagious diseases.

Grant that through his intercession we

May be preserved from all dangers,

Both of soul and body

Through Christ our Lord.



O Blessed St Roch, Patron of the sick, have pity on those who lie upon a bed of suffering.

Your power was so great when you were in this world, that by the sign of the Cross, many were healed of their diseases.

Now that you are in heaven, your power is no less. Offer to God our sighs and tears and obtain for us the physical and spiritual health we seek:

(Share your request…)

This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

St Roch: Pray for us, that we may be relieved from all diseases of body and soul. (Repeat 3 times)

Lord Jesus, may thy will be done.

Say: Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory be…

St Roch, Pray for Us …