BREAKING: Eucharistic Prayers Changed

17 June 2013

Icon: Jesus and Saint Joseph

The redoubtable Fr. Z reports:

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.


that with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with Blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with the blessed Apostles

with the most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with your blessed Apostles and glorious Martyrs

with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
and with your Apostles

More details at Fr. Z’s blog including the Latin and Spanish versions.

One Response to BREAKING: Eucharistic Prayers Changed

  1. Greg Cook on 18 June 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Simply put, this is a good thing. In an age of diminished manhood, St. Joseph is a superb role model and intercessor.

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