Preface 19 - Saint Joseph
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Proper: First Part - The Holy Eucharist - Rite One - Proper Prefaces - Prefaces for Other Occasions
Upon the Feasts is said: on the Festival; in votive Masses is said:
It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto thee, O Lord, holy Father, almighty, everlasting God; and that on the Festival [or in veneration] of blessed Joseph, we should magnify thee with duteous praises, bless thee, and extol thee; because he, being a just man, was espoused to the Virgin Mother of God by thine appointment, a faithful and wise servant, made ruler over thy household; that with fatherly care, he might guard thine onlybegotten Son, conceived by the overshadowing of the Holy Ghost, even Jesus Christ our Lord.