The solemnity of Saint Joseph, spouse of the most blessed Virgin Mary, who, being a just man and arisen from the stock of David, was a foster father to Jesus Christ the Son of God, who willed to be called the son of Joseph and was subject to him as a son to his father. The Church venerates with a special honor the patron whom the Lord set over his own family.
May Holy Mary and all the saints intercede to the Lord for us, that we may merit to be helped and saved by him who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
V. Precious in the sight of the Lord
R. Is the death of his holy ones.
V. May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life. And may the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in pace.
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