Well it’s official, Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II are officially Saints of the Catholic Church. I am sitting in my home with two friends who are fellow JP2 Generation Catholics, Christina and Carrie, watching the Canonization Mass. It’s a glorious day in the Catholic Church and one for the history books. Two Popes at the Canonization of two Popes. Here is the official liturgical program for the Canonization.
We give Praise and Thanksgiving to Our Lord Jesus Christ for giving us these two Holy Men of God. We pray through the intercession of the Holy Mother of God, our Theotokos, and all the great Saints of the Church to watch over the universal Church.
Here is the Formula of Canonization that was read by Pope Francis that formally canonized Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II –
For the honour of the Blessed Trinity, the exaltation of the Catholic faith and the increase of the Christian life, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, and of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and our own, after due deliberation and fre- quent prayer for divine assistance, and having sought the counsel of many of our brother Bishops, we declare and define Blessed
and John Paul II
be Saints and we enroll them among the Saints, decreeing that they are to be venerated as such by the whole Church.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
POPE ST. JOHN XXIII…PRAY FOR US!
POPE ST. JOHN PAUL II…PRAY FOR US!