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Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers: Revised Edition
Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers, Revised Edition


 
ISBN: 978-1-57455-645-2
Pages: 528
Size: 6 1/4" X 9 1/4" X 1 1/2"
Price: $34.95

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Product Code: 5-645
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Description
 
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 essential "by heart" prayers that every Catholic child and adult should know
  • Practice 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
Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers is the perfect gift for

  • Families, especially those with children
  • Newly married couples
  • Young parents in baptismal preparation classes
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 The liturgical calendar was outdated.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 ....

PART VII. LITANIES PART

VIII. GOD'S WORD IN TIMES OF NEED
Anger | Forgiveness | Sickness, Disability, or Weariness | Discernment and Decision Making | Hope, Doubt, and Fear | Loss and Grief | Need and Loneliness | Love | Praise, Thanksgiving, and Celebration | Quiet | Study | Trouble, Crisis, and Conflict

PART IX. STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Traditional Stations of the Cross | Scripture-Based Stations of the Cross

PART X. CALENDAR OF THE SAINTS
Calendar | Acknowledgments | Scriptural Index | First-Line Index | Alphabetical Index of Prayers and Blessings

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