Sowing Seeds
Feast of the Holy Family
December 31, 2017
From an address by Pope Paul VI about the Holy Family.
"Nazareth, a model" 

Second, we learn about family life. May Nazareth serve as a model of what the family should be. May it show us the family's holy and enduring character and exemplifying its basic function in society: a community of love and sharing, beautiful for the problems it poses and the rewards it brings; in sum, the perfect setting for rearing children-and for this there is no substitute. read more...
Sunday Scriptures
Click here   to read this Sunday's readings.  
First Reading - Genesis 15:1-6; 21:1-3
Covenant
Responsorial Psalm -  Psalm 105:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9
Praise, Covenant
Second Reading - Hebrews 11:8, 11-12, 17-19
Obedience
Gospel - Luke 2:22-40
Obedience to the Law, Family
Singing Our Faith
Among other favorite Christmas carols at Mass is a lesser-known, yet beautiful carol that celebrates today's Feast of the Holy Family, and the humanity and divinity of the Christ Child.   read more...

Universal Prayer
We pray that the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph will serve as a model for domestic families, parish families, and the human family. read more...

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