Preface 19 - Saint Josephy
From the Book of Divine Worship
- The Proper: First Part - The Holy Eucharist - Rite Two - Prefaces for Seasons.
Upon the Feasts is said: on the Festival; in votive Masses is said: in Veneration.
It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and that on the Festival (or in Veneration) of blessed Joseph, we should magnify you with dutiful praises, bless you, and extol you; because he, being a just man, was espoused to the Virgin Mother of God by your appointment, a faithful and wise servant, made ruler over your household; that with fatherly care, he might guard your only-begotten Son, conceived by the overshadowing of the Holy Spirit, even Jesus Christ our Lord.