The Holy Family – The Model for Today’s Family

holy_family_workshopThrough God’s mysterious design, it was in [the Holy Family] that the Son of God spent long years of a hidden life. It is therefore the prototype and example for all Christian families. It was unique in the world. Its life was passed in anonymity and silence in a little town in Palestine. It underwent trials of poverty, persecution and exile. It glorified God in an incomparably exalted and pure way. And it will not fail to help Christian families-indeed, all the families in the world-to be faithful to their day-to-day duties, to bear the cares and tribulations of life, to be open and generous to the needs of others, and to fulfill with joy the plan of God in their regard..”
~Familiaris Consortio

Feast of the Holy Family of
Jesus, Mary and Joseph

First Reading: Sir 3:2-6, 12-14

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

Second Reading:  Col 3:12-21

Gospel: Mt 2:13-15, 19-23


Apostolic Exhortation
of Pope John Paul II:

Familiaris Consortio –
On the Role of the Christian Family
in the Modern World