The Holy Family

The Holy Family  by Jacques Stella

The Holy Family by Jacques Stella

1st Reading: Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 128: 1-2, 3, 4-5

2nd Reading: Colossians 3:12-21

Gospel: Luke 2:22-40

Pope Francis' Prayer to the Holy Family

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
in you we contemplate
the splendor of true love;
to you we turn with trust.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
grant that our families too
may be places of communion and prayer,
authentic schools of the Gospel
and small domestic churches.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
may families never again experience
violence, rejection and division;
may all who have been hurt or scandalized
find ready comfort and healing.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
make us once more mindful
of the sacredness and inviolability of the family,
and its beauty in God’s plan.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
Graciously hear our prayer.