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To Thee have I lifted up my soul (Introit – 1st Sunday of Advent)

The Feast Of The Holy Family

Posted by james0235 on January 13, 2008



In the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite today is the Feast of the Holy Family. This Feast was celebrated 2 weeks ago in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite where the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord is what is celebrated today.

Christ chose to be born and grow up in the bosom of the holy family of Joseph and Mary. the Church is nothing other than “the family of God.” (CCC 1655)

The Christian family is a communion of persons, a sign and image of the communion of the Father and the Son in the Holy Spirit. (CCC 2205)

The picture comes from Zach of The Road To Reform.


Father, help us to live as the Holy Family, united in respect and love. Teach us the sanctity of human love, show us the value of family life, and help us to live in peace. We are united with Jesus, Mary and Joseph because in Your great love for us you sent Your son to live in this world and to share our human experience. Help us to love each other as You love us, and to be more aware of those families in the world who struggle with poverty, war and disease. Bring us all to the joy and peace of Your eternal home. Amen.

Taken from the Dec. 23, 2007 Bulletin of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Columbus, Ohio.

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