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Collects And Readings

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Saint Joseph of Nazareth Year A

Collect One

O God,
who from the family of thy servant David
didst raise up Joseph to be the guardian of thine incarnate Son
and spouse of his virgin mother;
Give us grace to imitate his uprightness of life
and his obedience to thy commands:
through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

God our Father,
who from the family of your servant David
raised up Joseph the carpenter
to be the guardian of your incarnate Son
and husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary:
Give us grace to follow his example
of faithful obedience to your commands;
through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading - Isaiah 11: 1-10

The Psalm - Psalms 25, 147: 1-12

The Second Reading - Matthew 13: 54-58

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Post Communion Prayer

Heavenly Father,
whose Son grew in wisdom and stature
in the home of Joseph the carpenter of Nazareth,
and on the wood of the cross perfected
the work of the world’s salvation.
Help us, strengthened by this sacrament of his passion,
to count the wisdom of the world as foolishness,
and to walk with him in simplicity and trust;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.