Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Change To Roman Missal

There has been another change to the Roman Missal, one begun by Blessed John XXIII and completed under Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis: as you may have heard, St Joseph is to be included in the invocation of the Saints in Eucharistic Prayers II, III and IV.  As you know Blessed John added his name to the Roman Canon. 
In response to numerous petitions received from the faithful, and with the support of Benedict XVI during his pontificate, and now announced and decreed by Pope Francis, the Foster Father of the Lord will now be named after Our Lady in all the Eucharistic Prayers.
This is welcome.  Joseph as the Foster of the Lord and Patron of the Universal Church deserves such a recognition - to be invoked in the liturgy during every Mass.  We need his protection and prayers in these times. 

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