December 26, 2021

The Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

We celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family on the first Sunday after Christmas!
This feast day is a reminder to us of the example Mary and Joseph set for all of us
in welcoming Jesus into their lives. The Holy Family serves as a model for us all in which to live in faith and simplicity

Prayer for Family Commitment

Dear God our Father, you have called all Christian families to be a sign of your love to the world.
Help us to be generous with the gifts of life and love that you have showered on our family. May
we share them so that our homes become true signs of unitive and fruitful love.
Let us never forget to thank you each day for all that sustains us and to look to Christ, who comes
to us in the events of family life, in the sacraments of the Church, and in service to the poor.
In all of this, our family becomes a living expression of your Church, a hallowed home of life
and love. By the power of the Holy Spirit, may all of us—spouses, parents, and children— share,
as members of his Body, in Jesus’ mission to build a civilization of love. Father, we ask this in Jesus’ name in union with the Holy Spirit. Amen.
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