Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Pope modifies Mass: 'St. Joseph' added to Eucharistic prayers

June 19, 2013. ( The Pope has approved a new addition to the Latin Rite Mass. The name of St. Joseph, will be included after the usual prayer to the Virgin Mary.

The change in the text was also approved by the Congregation for Divine Worship. The modification itself was in the works under the Pontificate of Benedict XVI. Now, Pope Francis confirmed the decision.

Up to now, the only reference to St. Joseph was in the so-called Roman Canon, and was introduced by the blessed  John XXIII during the Second Vatican Council.

Currently, the decree has only been published in Latin. So after the reference to the Virgin Mary, the phrase reads, 'cum beáto Ioseph, eius Sponso,'  which translates to St. Joseph, her husband. But the Vatican is working on various translations in other languages. Since the change is simple, priests are allowed to put it into practice immediately.


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

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