the Lord gave Him who was a blessing for all the nations.
- Entrance Antiphon (Today's Liturgy)
Sts Joachim and Anne
Parents of the Virgin Mary
Patron of Grandparents
O God, who willed that your Only Begotten Son should be born from
among humanity so that by a wonderful mystery humanity
might be born again from you, we pray that, in your kindness,
you may sanctify by the spirit of adoption those you have fed
with the Bread you give your children. Through Christ our Lord.
(Prayer after Communion, Today's Liturgy)