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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Consecration of the Family to the Holy Family

Catholic Harbor of Faith and Morals 
O Jesus, our most loving Redeemer, who having come to enlighten the world with Thy teaching and example, didst will to pass the greater part of Thy life in humility and subjection to Mary and Joseph in the poor home of Nazareth, thus sanctifying the Family that was to be an example for all Christian families, graciously receive our family as it dedicates and consecrates itself to Thee this day. Do Thou defend us, guard us and establish amongst us Thy holy fear, true peace, and concord in Christian love: in order that, by conforming ourselves to the divine pattern of Thy family, we may be able, all of us without exception, to attain to eternal happiness.

Mary, dear Mother of Jesus and Mother of us, by thy kindly intercession make this our humble offering acceptable in the sight of Jesus, and obtain for us His graces and blessings.

O Saint Joseph, most holy guardian of Jesus and Mary, assist us by thy prayers in all our spiritual and temporal necessities; that so we may be enabled to praise our divine Savior Jesus, together with Mary and thee, for all eternity. Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be, three times.

Hymn for Members of the Holy Family after Consecration

"As the Holy Family was united upon earth in a life of labour, of grace, and of love; thus do they now rejoice in heaven, both in soul and body, in glory and in love."--St. Bernardine of Sienna

Happy we, who thus united
Join in cheerful melody,
Praising Jesus, Mary, Joseph,
In the "Holy Family."

Chorus: Jesus, Mary Joseph, help us,
That we ever true may be
To the promises that bind us
To the "Holy Family."
Mary! thou alone wert chosen
To be Mother of thy Lord;
Thou didst guide the early footsteps
Of the Great Incarnate Word.

Chorus: Jesus, Mary Joseph, help us,
That we ever true may be
To the promises that bind us
To the "Holy Family."
Jesus whose Almighty bidding
All created things fulfill,
Lives on earth in meek subjection
To His earthly parent's will.

Chorus: Jesus, Mary Joseph, help us,
That we ever true may be
To the promises that bind us
To the "Holy Family."
Joseph! thou wert called the Father
Of thy Maker and thy Lord,
Thine it was to save thy Saviour
From the cruel Herod's sword.

Chorus: Jesus, Mary Joseph, help us,
That we ever true may be
To the promises that bind us
To the "Holy Family."

O God of goodness and mercy, to Thy Fatherly protection we commend our family, our household and all that belongs to us. We commit all to Thy love and keeping; do Thou fill this house with Thy blessings even as Thou didst fill the holy House of Nazareth with Thy Presence.

Keep far from us, above all things else, the taint of sin, and do Thou alone reign in our midst by Thy law, by Thy most holy love and by the exercise of every Christian virtue. Let each one of us obey Thee, love Thee and set himself to imitate in his own life Thine example, that of Mary, Thy Mother and our Mother most loving, and that of Thy blameless Guardian, Saint Joseph.

Preserve us and our house from all evils and misfortunes, but grant that we may be ever resigned to Thy divine Will even in the sorrow which it shall please Thee to send us. Finally give us all the grace to live in perfect harmony and in the fulness of love towards our neighbor. Grant that every one of us may deserve by a holy life the comfort of Thy holy Sacraments at the hour of death. O Jesus, bless us and protect us.

O Mary, Mother of grace and of mercy, defend us against the wicked spirit, reconcile us with Thy Son, commit us to His keeping, that so we may be made worthy of His promises.

Saint Joseph, foster-father of our Saviour, guardian of His holy Mother, head of the Holy Family, intercede for us, bless us and defend our home at all times.

Saint Michael, defend us against all the wicked cunning of hell.

Saint Gabriel, make us to understand the holy Will of God.

Saint Raphael, keep us free from all sickness and from every danger to our lives.

Our holy Guardian Angels, keep our feet safely on the path of salvation both day and night.

Our holy Patrons, pray for us before the throne of God.

Yea, bless this house, O God the Father, Who hast created us; O God the Son, Who hast suffered for us upon the holy Cross, and Thou, O Holy Spirit, Who hast sanctified us in holy Baptism. May the one God in three divine Persons preserve our bodies, purify our minds, direct our hearts and bring us all to everlasting life.

Glory be to the Father, glory be to the Son, glory be to the Holy Ghost! Amen.
(An indulgence of 500 days)

by Leonard Goffine, 1871

Children's Sermon for the
Feast of the Holy Family
by Rev. Raphael Frassinetti, 1900

Religious and Moral
Training of Children
by Fr. James McGovern, D.D., 1906
Key Points:

  • Responsibility of Parents to
    Provide and Care for their Children
  • The Role of Parents in Helping a Child Choose their State of Life
  • Dangers of Neglecting Spiritual Welfare and Religious Training
  • Parents Must Carefully Mold
    the Character of Each Child
  • Severity, Inconsistency and
    Partiality are All to be Avoided
  • Vigilance Required to Help
    Children Avoid Bad Companions
  • The Conduct of Parents is
    the Child's Guide in Life
  • The Fourth Commandment Required Honor and Obedience
  • Parents Should Teach their
    Young Child to be Reverent
  • The Family is God's School for Teaching
  • Sins Against Marriage Contract

  • Adultery
  • Impediment of Crime (Canon: 1075)
  • Attempted Marriage
  • Bigamy
  • Infamy
  • Canon 1069: Previous Marriage Divine Impediment

  • Definition of Divorce
  • Quotes form Popes and Fathers of the Church
  • Sins of Impurity

  • Lust
  • Fornication
  • Concubinage
  • Contraception or Birth Control (Onanism)
  • Incest
  • Sacrilege
  • Rape (Oppression)
  • Abduction
  • Pollution
  • Sodomy
  • Homosexuality (Condemned from Sacred Scripture)
  • Cross Dressing (Transvestite)--Condemned from Sacred Scripture
  • Self-Mutilation
  • Bestiality

  • Murder
  • Abortion and Condemned Fertility Practices
  • Penalties of Abortion
  • Accomplices in Abortion
  • Euthanasia
  • Suicide
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