Feast of the Holy Family, year A. Readings and prayers for the day can be found:


Readings only, OLD MISSAL: 143

First Reading: Ecclesiasticus 3:2-6. 12-14 A reflection on the importance of paying honour and respect to one’s parents

Second Reading: Colossians 3:12-21 Paul advises the Christians in Colossae how to live together peacefully that their life might be a witness to others

Gospel: Matthew 2:13-15. 19-23 Joseph, being warned in a dream, takes Mary and Joseph into Egypt until King Herod is dead, then they return to live in Nazareth.

Music (Sunday)

Sunday 29 December

Opening Hymn: It came upon a midnight clear 135
Kyrie:   Taizé
Gloria: Angels we have heard on high 130
Creed: We believe, we do believe (sung)
Gospel Acclamation: Celtic Alleluia
Preparation of the Gifts: Blest are you, Lord, God of all creation  603
Sanctus: Echo
Eucharistic Acclamation: ‘O come let us adore him…’ (Adeste Fideles)
Agnus Dei:  Deiss, Lourdes
Communion: :  Silent Night 136
Closing Hymn:  Hark, the Herald Angels Sing 155