The Bible is not particularly sentimental about families. What makes a family holy, as far as the biblical writers are concerned, is its willingness to surrender to the purpose of God. We see this in a number of key figures, including Joseph, Anna, and Simeon.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14
Psalm – Psalm 128:1-5
Reading 2 – Colossians 3:12-21
Gospel – Luke 2:22-40