Wednesday, August 16, 2006

St. Joachim

St. Joachim and St. Anne

St. Joachim is the father of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The feast was moved from March 20 to today by Pius X so that Our Lady's father may be remembered in the celebration of her triumph.

Collect: O God, who of all Thy saints didst choose blessed Joachim to be father to the Mother of Thy Son; grant, we beseech Thee, that we who keep his feast-day, may ever experience his patronage.

Offertory: Ps. 8. 6-7 Thou hath crowned him with glory and honour: and hast set him over the works of Thy hands, O Lord.

Communion: Luke 12. 42 A faithful and wise steward, whom his lord set over his family; to give them their measure of wheat in due season.

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