Dear St. Joe’s parishioners,

Although we cannot gather this year for the Feast of the Holy Family due to the provincial lockdown beginning December 26th, we are sharing with you resources from our Parish to access from home. In his video reflection, Fr. Jim explores the term ‘holy.’ What does ‘holy’ really mean? Sometimes ‘holy’ is interpreted as being synonymous with perfection. Fr. Jim suggests to us that being holy means being filled with grace; and it also means being unique, important and a valued treasure. With this understanding of ‘holy,’ it is possible to enter into today’s liturgy with both confidence and a sense of peace.

Andrew Pump, our Coordinator of Faith Formation and Young Adult Ministry, offers us a reflection for children on the Feast of the Holy Family

Liturgical Resources

Holy Family of Jesus Mary and Joseph – December 27 2020 – Liturgy of the Word for use at home

READINGS FOR THE FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY

READINGS FOR CHILDREN – Holy Family

Holy Family 2020 – Prayers of the Faithful

Mission Prayer

Organ Music Performed by Tom Fagan

As a reminder to our parishioners that due to the provincial lockdown, all public liturgies are cancelled from December 26, 2020 to January 23, 2021. We will continue to produce video reflections, music and share liturgical resources during this period, with the next mail-out of pastoral content occurring December 31st, 2020.

Wishing you a restful Christmas period,

Chris

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Christopher Adam
email: cadam@st-josephs.ca

(Cover illustration: Detail from Holy Family by Lucas Southerton, appearing on Christmas cards printed by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate – Lacombe Canada)