The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

St. Paul speaks of the virtues which ought to exist in a Christian family. These virtues are the real basis of the happiness any family on earth can experience, despite any tragedies, accidents, illnesses, and difficulties.

While there are a number of lectionary options for the celebration of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph,  those readings don’t change over the three-year cycle.

To view Lectionary 17, click here.

For a doctrinal homily outline that focuses on the family in light of the Fourth Commandment, click here.

For an outline that focuses on the family as the domestic church, click here.

For an outline on family virtues, click here.

The 2015 Homiletic Directory suggests seven different doctrinal themes for this feast. For a link to an outline focusing on doctrinal points and practical applications based on the first theme, entitled “The Holy Family” (drawn from CCC 531-534), click here.

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