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.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever.
First Reading: Sir 3:2-6, 12-14
Responsorial Psalm: 128
Second Reading: Heb 11:8, 11-12, 17-19
Gospel Reading: Lk 2:22-40
Recorded live from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Whitefriar Street Dublin.