Scripture Reflections for the Feast of the Holy Family

Year C, Lectionary 17

Hate feeling lost on Sundays at church? Searching for a better explanation of the Bible than what you hear from your pastor's sermon? Check out the following collection of audio, video, and text commentaries from various Christian experts for a better understanding of today's scripture that deal with: ChildCommandmentElderEmmausFairFamilyGiftHannahHolyJesusJosephJusticeListenLoveMaryMissionParentParentsPatiencePrayerRelationshipSacrificeSamuelSt. JosephStruggleTrustVirtueVocationWisdom

1 Samuel 1:20-22, 24-28 or
Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14

“If you see someone who has a healthy relationship with their own father or their own parents the likelihood that they'll have a healthy relationship with their children is increased”

Catholic Productions | "Honor Your Father and Your Mother" | Brant Pitre | January 15, 2021
Psalm 84:2-3, 5-6, 9-10 or
Psalm 128:1-5
1 John 3:1-2, 21-24 or
Colossians 3:12-21
Luke 2:41-52
"Even the “Holy Family” had Problems" | Fr. Tony Ricard |
"Looking for Jesus" | Fr. Geoffrey Plant |

“the devil knows that the best way to bring down the world is to attack individual families...we fight back like Joseph and Mary did, to go back and bring Jesus into the family. For any family that does not have Jesus is not complete”

Fr. Emmanuel Ochigbo |

“Jesus wants you to know that he's had those same experiences as you, that you're not alone. When you think about those struggles in your own family you can close your eyes and say 'my Savior knows this feeling'”

Fr. Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ |
Kate Oxsen |

“All families have problems. How we deal with those problems is what can change an ordinary family into a holy family”

Fr. Tony Ricard |

“None of us can love in a perfect way as God can love so we accept our humanity and we realize that we need God to help us fill that love, that perfect love”

Fr. Addisalem Mekonnen |
Overall Readings
"Jesus, the New Samuel" | Brant Pitre |
Emily Garvey |
Kerry Weber |