Today the Holy Church recalls the memory of St. Joachim, the father of the Blessed Virgin Mary, whose glorious assumption into Heaven we recalled yesterday. For a more thorough post, see my prior post dedicated to Sts Anne and Joachim.
O God, Who of all Thy Saints didst choose the blessed Joachim to be father to the Mother of Thy Son: grant, we beseech Thee that we who honor his festival, may evermore experience his patronage. Through the same our Lord.
Prayer Source: 1962 Roman Catholic Daily Missal