St. Joseph in Eucharistic Prayers

Jun 20, 2013

If you listen carefully next time you are at Mass, you will notice a change to the text of the second, third and fourth Eucharistic Prayers. Today Pope Francis announced that the name of St. Joseph will be added to these prayers, immediately following the Blessed Virgin Mary (the form of this addition is) “with Blessed Joseph her spouse.”

This is not a sudden change. It seems that Pope Benedict had prepared the way for this to happen. But even before then, fifty years ago at the start of the Second Vatican Council, Pope John XXIII had added St. Joseph’s name to the Roman Canon, (the first Eucharistic Prayer). More on this addition at http://wdtprs.com/blog/2012/11/john-xxiii-50-years-ago-st-joseph-added-to-the-roman-canon/

There is an item on this with the full text of the decree at the Vatican news site.

and a video news item at:

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