Remembering the Holy Family

Faith Focus for the Week

How do I support strong families, my own and those in my community?
 

The feast of the Holy Family is another of the “days of Christmas,” celebrated each year on the Sunday between Christmas and New Year’s Day. You might write a few after- Christmas notes to family members, describing your fondest memories from this holiday season and your hopes for each family member in the coming year. Include a prayer — perhaps an Our Father or Hail Mary — in honor of your family.

Prayer for Our Family
Heavenly Father,
you have given us the model of life in the Holy Family of Nazareth.
Help us, O Loving Father,
to make our family another Nazareth where love, peace, and joy reign.
May we love one another
as God loves each one of us, more and more each day,
and forgive each other's faults as you forgive our sins.
Help us, O Loving Father,
to take whatever you give
and give whatever you take with a big smile.
— Adapted from a prayer by St. Teresa of Calcutta

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