Explore the rich treasury of the Catholic tradition of prayer with your family by picking up Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers, Revised and Updated Edition.
This 2020 Revised and Updated Edition includes updates to match the current text of the Roman Missal, Third Edition, and offers a new translation of the Psalms taken from the Abbey Psalms and Canticles, translated by the Conception Abbey monks (Missouri). This refresh of our classic Catholic family prayer book will delight those who receive it. With a mix of both traditional blessings and prayers and newer prayers adapted to daily Christian life in the twenty-first century, this prayer book will be a consolation in all seasons.
Use this book to pray with family members at different moments and seasons of life:
- Share short daily prayers and the ritual of morning and evening family prayer;
- Gather for seasonal blessings that correspond to the Church’s liturgical calendar; and
- Offer prayers on the occasion of special life events such as graduations, birthdays, engagements, pregnancy and childbirth, as well as prayers for times of sickness and difficulty.
This resource also includes many intercessory prayers for the needs of the Church and the world, as well as traditional litanies to implore God’s grace for all.
Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers is the perfect gift for families with children, newly married couples, and first-time parents in baptismal preparation classes. This book would also make a wonderful gift for adults in faith formation preparing for initiation into the Catholic Church! Share this seasoned book of Catholic blessings and prayers with a friend, neighbor, or loved one today—and pray together with your family, at home or away from home, in person or over the phone!
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