Reading I: Sirach 3:2–6, 12–14 (duties toward parents)
Reading II: Colossians 3:12–21 (the practice of virtues; the Christian family)
Gospel: Luke 2:22–40 (circumcision of Jesus; presentation in the temple)
Key Passage: As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. (Colossians 3:12)
Adult: How do your family members know that you are a compassionate person?
Child: What family member needs your compassion and kindness right now?