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Product Code: 
5-645
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-645-2
Pages: 528
Binding Information: Hardcover 
Pages: 
528
Size: 
6 1/4" X 9 1/4" X 1 1/2"
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In stock.
Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers, Revised Edition: <span class="subtitle">Revised Edition</span>
Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers, Revised Edition: Revised Edition

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The newly revised Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers is the perfect resource for parents and children to explore the rich treasury of the Catholic tradition of prayer.

 

Use Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers to

 

  • Learn the "by-hearts"-the essential prayers that every Catholic child and adult need to know by memoryPractice the simple

    form of the Liturgy of the Hours as a family

    Celebrate the feasts and seasons of the Church year in ritual and prayer

    Bless the sacramentals that are part of the Catholic tradition like the advent wreath, Christmas crèche, Easter foods, and candles for the home

    Lead grace before and after meals

    Pray for family members

    Bless the home before a move and in times of trouble

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    Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers is the perfect gift for

     

  • Families, especially those with children

    Newly-married couples

    Young parents in baptismal preparation classes

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    About the Revision

     

    The USCCB undertook the revision of Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers for several reasons. The liturgical calendar was outdated. Booksellers had been requesting a more substantial binding, suitable for gift-giving. We wanted to include some of the newer prayers by Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI as well as some prayers published by the USCCB. In addition, we added new prayers for stewardship, vocations, retirement, and the like. An entirely new thematic section of Scripture excerpts was added as well. The revision includes a Scripture index and a first line index to make it easier to use. As such, the revised text is substantially longer than the current edition. It will be bound in bonded leather with gold stamping, and colored end papers, and includes a presentation page. The Scripture excerpts used are taken from the Lectionary for Mass or the Liturgy of the Hours.

     

    Table of Contents

     

    PART I. BASIC PRAYERS

    Essential Prayers   |   Prayers Before the Holy Eucharist  |  Acts of the Theological Virtues  |  Prayers to Mary, Mother of God  |  Penance and Reconciliation  |  Pious Invocations

     

    PART II. DAILY PRAYERS

    Liturgy of the Hours  |  Waking  |  At Mealtimes  |  Beginning Each Day's Work  |  Labor, Service, Study, and Almsgiving  |  At Noon  |  Coming Home Each Day  |  At Bedtime

    PART III. DAYS AND SEASONS

    On Sunday  |  Advent  |   Christmas Season   |   Lent   |   Easter Triduum   |   Easter Sunday and Easter Season   |   Feasts and Fasts of the Church   |   National Holidays

     

    PART IV. FAMILY PRAYERS FROM BIRTH TO DEATH

    Prayers and Blessings for Family Members   |   Blessings for the Household   |   Prayers During Sickness or Infirmity   |   Blessings and Prayers Before and After Birth or Adoption   |   Blessings During Childhood   |   Blessings Related to Marriage   |   Prayers for Death and Grieving

     

    PART V. PRAYERS FOR CATHOLIC LIVING

    Prayers for Discernment and Decision Making   |   Prayers for Leaving or Departures   |   Prayers for Arriving or Returns  |   Prayers for School, Work, and Other Endeavors   |   Blessings for Objects   |   Prayers for Weather  |   Prayers and Blessings for Other Needs or Circumstances   |   Prayers of Intercession

     

    PART VI. PRAYERS FOR THE CHURCH AND THE WORLD

    For Christian Unity   |   For the Church in Need   |   For a Culture of Life   |   For Evangelization and Missions   |   For Leaders in the Church and Community   |   For Migrants and Refugees   |   For Peace   |   For Persons with Disabilities   |   For Social Justice   |   For Stewardship  |   For Victims of Abuse   |   For Vocations ....

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    By: Paul Thigpen,   The Catholic Answer - June 18, 2008
    Since ancient times, the Christian family has been called "the domestic church," because in some ways it serves as a microcosm of the universal community of faith. If that's true, then does the domestic church have a liturgy? In a sense, it does, and the prayers of that liturgy have been collected in this revised, beautifully crafted hardbound volume from the Committee on Liturgy of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Both parents and children can turn to this book to find not only the most familiar prayers, but also prayers to help them: " Lead the table grace before and after meals. " Celebrate at home the feasts and seasons of the Church year. " Observe family milestones. " Bless items of the Catholic family devotional tradition, such as the Christmas crèche and Easter foods. " Consecrate the daily and weekly rhythms of family life. Households seeking to explore the rich tradition of Catholic prayer in the home will find here an invaluable resource.
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