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Holy Family Parish

Week of April 26, 2020

Open Our Eyes Lord!

Our Easter celebration continues! During this season of Easter, we remember that Jesus is with us and guides us through our daily lives.

In this weekend's Gospel, Jesus walks with his disciples on the Road to Emmaus. However, they do not recognize Him. It was only when they sat at the table to eat, Jesus took bread and gave thanks...then their eyes were open!

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Activities for Family

Mass Readings for April 26

As a family, read this weekend's Mass Readings together. For children, it may be difficult to understand the stories and its context. However, by discussing these readings as a family provides opportunities for learning and discussion.
  • In the First Reading from Acts 2:14 22-23, Peter addresses the crowd summarizing Jesus' life, crucifixion, and resurrection.
  • In the Second Reading from 1 Peter 1:17-21, this passage tells us to appeal to our Father who judges us, and to conduct ourselves in reverence during our time on Earth.
  • In this week's Gospel Reading from Luke, just as Jesus "opened the eyes" of his disciples, we are reminded how Jesus opens our eyes and guides us through our journeys:

"And it happened that, while he was with them at table,

he took bread, said the blessing,

broke it, and gave it to them.

With that their eyes were opened and they recognized him."

Father, open our eyes that we may recognize that Jesus is with us as we walk through life's journey. We trust in him as he guides us in our daily walk and it is in his name, we pray!

Mass Readings for Sunday, April 26

Translated in English and Spanish

Celebrating the Gospel

To celebrate this Gospel and help your children to better understand it, follow these links for activities to try at home:

Also, the video below demonstrates this Gospel Reading of the Road to Emmaus...

The Gospel - Luke 24:13-35 (3rd Sunday of Easter)

Uplift Video of the Week!

One World: Together at Home Concert

On Saturday, April 18, the world came together, all within the confines of our living room and around our televisions and computers, to view and sing along to the One World: Together at Home Concert. During this two hour event, famous performers sang uplifting songs to raise money to fight COVID-19, and to warm the hearts of families throughout the world. Here is a video of John Legend and Sam Smith singing, "Stand By Me."
John Legend & Sam Smith perform "Stand By Me" | One World: Together At Home