Almighty and eternal God,
who in the Pope, Blessed John XXIII,
gave to the whole world
the shining example of a good shepherd,
grant that, through his intercession,
we may with joy spread abroad the fullness of Christian charity.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Collect for the feast day of Blessed John XXIII, soon to be canonized. His feast day is today: October 11th, the date of the opening of the Second Vatican Council.
Blessed John XXIII, pray for us!
HT Salt and Light, where you can see the entire proper (special feastday prayers) for Mass today.