The commemoration of Saint Zephaniah, the prophet, who in the days of Josiah the king of Judah announced the ruin of the impious on the day of the Lord’s wrath and strengthened the people of the poor and needy with the hope of salvation.
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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