Feb. 2: Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

Sir John Everett Millais, Christ in the House of His Parents, Tate Collections UK, 1849-50

Readings for Mass

First Reading: Malachi 3:1-4
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 24:7, 8, 9, 10
Second Reading: Hebrews 2:14-18
Gospel: Luke 2:22-40 or 2:22-32

The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favour of God was upon him (NRSV, Luke 2:40)

Let us pray.

Father, as Jesus, the Word made flesh grew and became strong, so may we, in every moment, continue to accept you life and power, ever offered to us by the same Word, and thus grow always in you who are our only true Future.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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