Devote January To The Holy Name Of Jesus| Catholic Devotions

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Did you know that each month has a traditional Catholic devotion? This year, let’s focus on each devotion month-by-month to grow in our faith and traditions! Make yourself notes, write them on your calendar, and pray a specific prayer each day of the month to remember. You could use a prayer already associated with the devotion or pray a personal one.

The month is January is dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus and His Holy Childhood. Liturgically, this makes sense because we just celebrated Jesus’ birth and continue to celebrate the season of Christmas!

His Holy Name should not be taken in vain. That’s even a commandment: You will not take the Lord’s Name in vain! Check out the litany of His Name, find or create your own prayer, or simply say His Name lovingly throughout your day.

Reflection Questions on the Holy Name of Jesus:

–          Do you use His Name in vain?

–          Do you allow others to use Your God and Savior’s name in vain around you?

–          What creative response can you make to when others use His Name in vain?

–          How can you use His Name with reverence?

–          What can you do to remember the importance of His Holy Name?

His Holy Childhood is celebrated in the devotion to the Infant of Prague. His Holy Childhood is important because Christ is fully human and fully God, which is a core belief of our faith. Look at pictures and statues of the Holy Family, especially in our Nativities for this Christmas season, and let yourself be in awe of Baby Jesus.

January’s Catholic Feast Days

January 1: Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Holy Day) | New Year’s Day

January 2: St. Basil the Great | St. Gregory Nazianzen

January 3: The Most Holy Name of Jesus

January 4: St. Elizabeth Seton

January 5: St. John Neumann

January 6: St. Andre Bessette | Epiphany

January 7: St. Raymond of Penyafort | Baptism of the Lord

January 13: St. Hilary

January 14: St. Devasahayam Pillai

January 14: St. Arnold

January 16: MLK Jr. Day

January 19: March for Life 2023

January 20: St. Fabian | St. Sebastian

January 21: St. Agnes | Word of God Sunday (3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time following Christmas)

January 23: St. Marianne Cope | Day of Prayer for the Unborn

January 24: St. Francis de Sales

January 25: The Conversion of St. Paul

January 26: Sts. Timothy & Titus

January 27: St. Angela Merici

January 28: St. Thomas Aquinas

January 31: St. John Bosco

Reflection Questions for His Childhood:

–          What surprises you about Christ’s childhood?

–          What questions do you want to ask Him about His Childhood?

–          What do you think it was like having Mary and Joseph as parents?

–          Why did He choose Mary and Joseph to be parents?

–          Why did Jesus come as a baby rather than a fully-grown man?

–          Where do you see God in your own childhood memories?

January Catholic Challenge

Learn more about Christ’s Incarnation through the Gospels to inspire you to become more child-like, and don’t be afraid to use His name reverently throughout your day, even in conversation as a way of simple evangelization.

January Catholic Books To Read

January Catholic Prayers To Learn

Prayer for the Year of the Holy Name of Jesus

JESUS, yours is the name above all names;
We offer you our heartfelt praise and gratitude.
Deepen in us an abiding reverence
For your Holy Name.

Jesus, Saviour, heal the wounds within
That our sin and fear have inflicted.
Set us free from all that hinders us from
Rejoicing in your boundless love
And sharing your goodness with others.

Jesus, Friend, draw us ever closer to you.
We entrust all we carry in our hearts
To your abundant mercy.

Jesus, Lord, pour out
The Holy Spirit upon your people
That our lives may overflow with your grace,
Our days be filled with your love,
And all our actions shine with your light. Amen

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