Those of you who know me in real life….

…know that since I became a dad and subsequently became Catholic, devotion to St. Joseph has gradually increased in its importance in my life. So naturally, I’m thrilled to learn that his name is to be included IMMEDIATELY in some of the Eucharistic prayers. From Fr. Z’s blog: 

“Have you seen the news?  Decades after John XXIII placed the name of Joseph in the Roman Canon, it seems that the name of the great Patron of the Dying, Terror of Demons, will be in the Eucharistic Prayers II, III and IV in the 3rd edition of the Missale Romanum.

I received a copy of a document from the USCCB which communicates the decree – Paternas vices(Prot. N. 215/11/L) – of the Congregation for Divine Worship…

…The language of the decree says “henceforth” and in:

“… by virtue of the faculties granted by the Supreme Pontiff FRANCIS, is pleased to decree that the name of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary is henceforth to be added to Eucharistic Prayers II, III, IV, ….”

That means that those of you who celebrate the Novus Ordo tomorrow – or tonight – can and indeed must add the name of Joseph.”

Awesome. St. Joseph, Foster-Father of the Redeemer, Protector of the Holy Catholic Church, ora pro nobis!!!



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