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The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

December 31, 2017

The Holy Family

Feast of the Holy Family
of Jesus, Mary and Joseph


GOSPEL VIDEOLuke 2: 22-40
REFLECTION: The Holy Family

Pray the Scripture for this feast. Click HERE then scroll down and click on today’s date for a video reflection. Prayerfully consider today’s gospel with lectio divina.

Prepare your family or group for the readings. See reflections, sermons, and images on The Text This Week.

Contemplate the mystery of the Incarnation through the work of artists.


The shepherds went in haste,
and found Mary and Joseph and the Infant lying in a manger.
Luke 2: 16

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Psalm 128 or Psalm 105

♦ Once in Royal David’s City
Angels from the Realms of Glory
Of the Father’s Love Begotten
O Little Town of Bethlehem Here’s another tune.
Angels We Have Heard on High

Our God has appeared on the earth, and lived among us.
Baruch 3: 38


Send a Holy Family e-card to your friends. How can we observe this feast? Print a Holy Family coloring page. Walk with the Holy Family in Egypt.

Hear Pope Francis: May every family have a home.

Listen to:
♦ An Arabic Byzantine hymn of the Nativity
♦ A Telugu hymn of the Holy Family from southeastern India
♦ Holy Family by Danielle Rose
Mary and Joseph by Tim McGraw

Mark your calendar for the rest of the Christmas season. Don’t forget the Christmas Table Prayer. Here’s and overview of the season.

POPE FRANCISPrayer to the Holy Family

ADULTS: Marriage and Family Part 1  //  Part 2
CHILDREN: Joseph, Call Him Jesus
YOUTH: Wait, Marriage Can Be Fun?

MUSICAL REJOICING: Vechniot Bog (Eternal God), a Macedonian carol


December 31, 2017
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St. Jude Catholic Church
2130 Pemberton Drive
Ft. Wayne, IN 46805
(260) 484-6609

St. Jude Catholic School
2110 Pemberton Drive
Ft. Wayne, IN 46805
(260) 484-4611

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8 am - 4 pm Mon-Fri

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(260) 484-6609