An Asian son, mother, and father to represent Jesus, Mary, and Joseph for this Feast of the Holy Family Year B

The Feast of the Holy Family Year B

When is the Feast of the Holy Family in 2023?

Sunday December 31, 2023

The readings for the Feast of the Holy Family Year B focus on the importance of family. The first reading tells of the wisdom and justice in honoring fathers. The alternate first reading, God promises that Abraham and Sarah will have a son. The psalm The second reading tells us how to live together as families. The alternate for the second reading recalls the story of Abraham and Sarah. And in the gospel Joseph and Mary take the infant Jesus to Jerusalem for the ritual of purification. There they meet Simeon and Anna, who both speak about Jesus’ future.

What are the Mass Readings for the Feast of the Holy Family Year B?

What Are the Themes for the Mass Readings for the Feast of the Holy Family Year B?

  • What it means to be a member of God’s family
  • Different types of families – biological families, faith families, intentional families

Resources for the Feast of the Holy Family Year B

Family Circle Icebreaker Game

Family Circle is a game which works well as an icebreaker or for a lesson about relationships. It also makes sense for a meeting about human dignity. We are all members of God’s family.

A Prayer for a Blessed Home

This blessed home prayer, based on Psalm 128, which is the responsorial psalm for this feast, asks for blessings on our home and family as we follow the ways of the Lord.

Let the Peace of Christ Control Your Hearts

And over all these put on love, that is, the bond of perfection. And let the peace of Christ control your hearts, the peace into which you were also called in one body.

Seeing Salvation – Reflection and Discussion Questions

The purpose of this reflection is to help youth understand the importance of recognizing God. They will consider what signs indicate that God is near.

Presentation of the Lord Crossword Puzzle

The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord commemorates when Joseph and Mary took Jesus to Jerusalem to be consecrated. There they met Simeon and Anna who blessed the child and prophesied about him. Use this crossword puzzle to reinforce the main characters and ideas in the gospel for this day






Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *