Monday, March 18, 2013

Glorious St. Joseph

Prayer to Saint Joseph Before Mass

O Blessed Joseph, happy man, to whom it was given not only to see and to hear that God Whom many kings longed to see, and saw not, to hear, and heard not; but also to carry Him in your arms, to embrace Him, to clothe Him, and guard and defend Him.

V Pray for us, O Blessed Joseph.
R That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

O God, Who has given us a royal priesthood, we beseech Thee, that as Blessed Joseph was found worthy to touch with his hands, and to bear in his arms, Thy only-begotten Son, born of the Virgin Mary, so may we be made fit, by cleanness of heart and blamelessness of life, to minister at Thy holy altar; may we, this day, with reverent devotion partake of the Sacred Body and Blood of Your Only-begotten Son, and may we in the world to come be accounted worthy of receiving an everlasting reward. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Roman Missal


  1. I can so identify with St. Joseph: older father, adopted son. Did you get any St. Joseph pasties Joyce?

    1. Yes Manny, I can imagine you do, although I'm not sure where the notion comes from that St Joseph was older. He is depicted that way in art but I have not seen any Biblical reference to this. Either way, he's a wonderful role model for fathers and husbands. And yes, I did get to a well-noted Italian bakery today for the Zepole. I was invited to my mom's for dinner tonight ( a rare weeknight treat) but bless her heart, she had a bit of an ulterior motive - that I would bring the dessert. Zepole are her favorite. Hope you got some, too!


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