Evening Prayer I - Solemnity for Saturday in the 13th week of Ordinary Time or Blessed Virgin Mary

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Evening Prayer I for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Husband of Mary

God, come to my assistance.
Lord, make haste to help me.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

HYMN

Faith of our Fathers! faith and prayer
Shall win all nations unto thee;
And through the truth that comes from God,
Mankind shall then indeed be free.

Faith of our fathers, holy faith!
We will be true to thee till death.

Faith of our Fathers! we will love
Both friend and foe in all our strife:
And preach thee too as love knows how,
By kindly deeds and virtuous life.

Faith of our fathers, holy faith!
We will be true to thee till death.

Faith of our Fathers! faith and prayer
Shall win all nations unto thee;
And through the truth that comes from God,
Mankind shall then indeed be free.

Faith of our fathers, holy faith!
We will be true to thee till death.

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PSALMODY

Ant. 1 Jacob became the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary. She gave birth to Jesus who is called Christ.

Psalm 113
Praise the name of the Lord

He has cast down the mighty and has lifted up the lowly (Luke 1:52).

Praise, O servants of the Lord,
praise the name of the Lord!
May the name of the Lord be blessed
both now and for evermore!
From the rising of the sun to its setting
praised be the name of the Lord!

High above all nations is the Lord,
above the heavens his glory.
Who is like the Lord, our God,
who has risen on high to his throne
yet stoops from the heights to look down,
to look down upon heaven and earth?

From the dust he lifts up the lowly,
from his misery he raises the poor
to set him in the company of princes,
yes, with the princes of his people.
To the childless wife he gives a home
and gladdens her heart with children.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Ant. Jacob became the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary. She gave birth to Jesus who is called Christ.

Ant. 2 The angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph.

Psalm 146
Those who trust in God know what it is to be happy

To praise God in our lives means all we do must be for his glory (Arnobius).

My soul, give praise to the Lord;
I will praise the Lord all my days,
make music to my God while I live.

Put no trust in princes,
in mortal men in whom there is no help.
Take their breath, they return to clay
and their plans that day come to nothing.

He is happy who is helped by Jacob’s God,
whose hope is in the Lord his God,
who alone made heaven and earth,
the seas and all they contain.

It is he who keeps faith for ever,
who is just to those who are oppressed.
It is he who gives bread to the hungry,
the Lord, who sets prisoners free,

the Lord who gives sight to the blind,
who raises up those who are bowed down,
the Lord, who protects the stranger
and upholds the widow and orphan.

It is the Lord who loves the just
but thwarts the path of the wicked.
The Lord will reign for ever,
Zion’s God, from age to age.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Ant. The angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph.

Ant. 3 Mary the mother of Jesus was betrothed to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Canticle – Ephesians 1:3-10
God our Savior

Praised be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has bestowed on us in Christ
every spiritual blessing in the heavens.

God chose us in him
before the world began
to be holy
and blameless in his sight.

He predestined us
to be his adopted sons through Jesus Christ,
such was his will and pleasure,
that all might praise the glorious favor
he has bestowed on us in his beloved.

In him and through his blood, we have been redeemed,
and our sins forgiven,
so immeasurably generous
is God’s favor to us.

God has given us the wisdom
to understand fully the mystery,
the plan he was pleased
to decree in Christ.

A plan to be carried out
in Christ, in the fullness of time,
to bring all things into one in him,
in the heavens and on earth.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Ant. Mary the mother of Jesus was betrothed to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the power of the Holy Spirit.

READING Colossians 3:23-24

Whatever you do, work at it with your whole being. Do it for the Lord rather than for men, since you know full well that you will receive an inheritance from him as your reward. Be slaves of Christ the Lord.

Sacred Silence (indicated by a bell) – a moment to reflect and receive in our hearts the full resonance of the voice of the Holy Spirit and to unite our personal prayer more closely with the word of God and public voice of the Church.

RESPONSORY

The just man shall blossom like the lily.
The just man shall blossom like the lily.

He shall flourish for ever in the courts of our God,
like the lily.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
The just man shall blossom like the lily.

CANTICLE OF MARY

Ant. This is the faithful and prudent steward whom the Lord has set over his household.

Luke 1:46-55
The soul rejoices in the Lord

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.

From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.

He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.

He has shown the strength of his arm,
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.

He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.

He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.

He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children for ever.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and will be for ever. Amen.

Ant. This is the faithful and prudent steward whom the Lord has set over his household.

INTERCESSIONS

All fatherhood in heaven and on earth has its origin in God. Let us turn to him and pray:
Our Father in heaven, hear our prayer.

All-holy Father, you revealed to Saint Joseph your eternal plan of salvation in Christ,
deepen our understanding of your Son, true God and true man.
Our Father in heaven, hear our prayer.

Father in heaven, you feed the birds of the air, and clothe the fields with the fruit of the earth,
give all your children their daily bread, to sustain soul and body.
Our Father in heaven, hear our prayer.

Maker of the universe, you have entrusted your creation to our safekeeping,
may all who work receive a just reward for their labors.
Our Father in heaven, hear our prayer.

God of all righteousness, you want us all to be like you,
may Saint Joseph inspire us to walk always in your way of holiness.
Our Father in heaven, hear our prayer.

Look kindly on the dying and the dead, and grant them your mercy,
through the intercession of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.
Our Father in heaven, hear our prayer.

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth,
as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

Concluding Prayer

Grant,
we pray, almighty God,
that by Saint Joseph’s intercession
your Church may constantly watch over
the unfolding of the mysteries of human salvation,
whose beginnings you entrusted to his faithful care.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

DISMISSAL

May the Lord bless us,
protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.
Amen.

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17 thoughts on “Evening Prayer I – Solemnity

  1. St. Joseph Please guide all of us husbands in ways that will help our families to be good Christian families and that we give praise to GOD always.
    Deacon Don

    • St. Joseph also please look after the spouse and children of the clergy as you look your wife Mary and your stepson Jesus. Without your guidance and protection, Mary could have been stoned to death because she was pregnant before marriage and Jesus could have been killed if you had not taken Him and Mary into Egypt. Thank you St. Joseph for the many blessings you have given us.

    • St. Joseph also please look after the spouse and children of the clergy as you look your wife Mary and your stepson Jesus. Without your guidance and protection, Mary could have been stoned to death because she was pregnant before marriage and Jesus could have been killed if you had not taken Him and Mary into Egypt. Thank you St. Joseph for the many blessings you have given us..

    • Amen Deacon Don, and may St. Theresa of Avila & St. Andre Bessette lead us to trust more and more in St. Joseph’s aid & guidance.

  2. St. Joseph please guide in the best ways of being a good father and husband. Help me to give my best to my family.
    St Joseph pray for us…

  3. Please St. Joseph ,heal the ❤’s and souls of those angry individuals that would want to do damage to our world and destroy our Christian culture, in Jesus’s name. Amen. Thank you for hearing my prayers.

  4. May St Joseph guard and protect the Church, bless all parents so that they be able to nourish the faith of their children and bring them up in faith and Christian values.

  5. Most Chaste father, St. Joseph Provider and Protector of the Church, Terror of Demons, intercede for us and protect us as you protected your son Jesus and your most holy spouse, Mary.

  6. Our biggest defense to the virus is PRAYER…
    LORD please guide us in our actions to avoid this virus that is taking over our world. LORD have mercy on us and help us. LORD help us to become closer to You in the ways that You would like us to do. Thank You LORD.
    GOD is good and merciful and will help us because He loves us.. Have faith and pray.

  7. Lord Jesus, you can free us from this coronavirus pandemic. Hold us as you held St. Peter over the troubled waters. Saint Joseph pray for us. Ameno

  8. St Joseph, Patron Saint of Canada, you healed St Teresa of Avila, please intercede for the whole world regarding the dreadful COVID-19 to our Father, thru our saviour Jesus, together with the Holy Spirit.

  9. Thank you for this moment in celebrating our evening Prayer 1 for the Feast of St. Joseph we ask his intercession to keep safe and banish this crisis covid19 in our country and in the whole world. St. Joseph … Pray … interced for us AMEN

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