Praying It: Family, Become What You Are

O God, who were pleased to give us the shining example of the Holy Family, graciously grant that we may imitate them in practicing the virtues of family life and in the bonds of charity, and so, in the joy of your house, delight one day in eternal rewards. – from the Collect for the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (The Roman Missal, 2011)


Our Lady Help of Christians

St. Joseph


Colossians 3:12-17 – Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience…

Ephesians 6:1-4 – Children, obey your parents [in the Lord], for this is right.

Exodus 20:12 – Honor your father and your mother, that you may have a long life in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

Proverbs 22:6 – Train the young in the way they should go; even when old, they will not swerve from it.