Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
May 28, 2024

Sunday Readings and Backgrounds

Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Reading I : Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14

Those who fear the Lord honor their parents.

  • God appoints parents to care for their children.
  • Whoever honors their parents atones for their sins.
  • Care for parents as they age; be kind and considerate of them.

Reading II : Colossians 3:12-21

Family life in the Lord.

  • Live with heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
  • Forgive one another.
  • Live with gratitude and peace in your heart.

Gospel : Luke 2:22-40

The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom.

  • Mary and Joseph took Jesus to Jerusalem to present him at the Temple.
  • When Simeon held Jesus in his arms, he recognized him as the Messiah.
  • As a child, Jesus grew stronger and he was filled with wisdom.