Feast of the Holy Family

To watch Fr. Joe’s homily from the Feast of the Holy Family: CLICK HERE!

Today’s Feast of the Holy Family is a reminder that the family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph were not extra ordinary family, but they were the family next door.  And Joseph, Mary and Jesus were like our families, they had lots of things to work out during their time together. I am sure there were a few days or nights, when Mary and Joseph wondered about their kid, or Jesus wondered about his parents – who just did not seem to get it.

Today’s Feast reminds us of the importance of family… Like that gift you will always remember getting, our families are a gift to us.

As the late Bishop Desmond Tutu said, “You don’t choose your family.  They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”

Today’s Feast is meant to be every families Feast.

We may wonder about our family being a holy family, but it is the place where we live our lives in ordinary ways, but it is the place where we live and grow in love of God, love of others and it is the place where we grow in holiness.

Today’s Feast is about your family and all families being and becoming a Holy Family!