The Name of St Joseph Added To Eucharistic Prayers 2,3 and 4.

joseph16On Wednesday 19 June, the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments issued a decree signed by its prefect, Cardinal Antonio Canizares Lloveria, providing that the name of ST JOSEPH be also read in Eucharistic Prayers 2,3 and 4 after the name of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Dated 1 May, this decree states that this implementation was considered by Benedict XVI due to petitions from different parts of the world and was confirmed by Pope Francis.

So after the words “with the (most) blessed Mary Mother of God” shall be added “with blessed Joseph, her spouse“. (Vatican Information Services, 130619)

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