Book of Blessings

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This abridged edition of the Book of Blessings has been prepared for use when blessings are celebrated outside Mass or outside of the church. (Rites of blessing during Mass and those celebrated in the church have been omitted.) The numbering for blessings in this edition varies from the unabridged, but blessings remain essentially in the same order.

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Overview

This abridged edition of the Book of Blessings has been prepared for use when blessings are celebrated outside Mass or outside of the church. (Rites of blessing during Mass and those celebrated in the church have been omitted.) The numbering for blessings in this edition varies from the unabridged, but blessings remain essentially in the same order.

Beautiful and durable binding.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814620892
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press, The
  • Publication date: 8/28/1990
  • Edition description: Abridged
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 4.22 (w) x 6.78 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

Decree of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops v
Decree of the Congregation for Divine Worship vi
Foreword xvii
Decree of the Congregation for Divine Worship xix
General Introduction xxi
Part I Blessings Directly Pertaining to Persons
Chapter 1 Orders for the Blessing of Families and Members of Families 3
Chapter 2 Orders for the Blessing of the Sick 133
Chapter 3 Orders for Blessings that Pertain to Catechesis and to Communal Prayer 167
Chapter 4 Order for the Blessing of Students and Teachers 179
Chapter 5 Orders for the Blessing of Those Gathered at a Meeting 189
Chapter 6 Order for the Blessing of Organizations Concerned with Public Need 201
Chapter 7 Orders for the Blessing of Pilgrims 211
Chapter 8 Order for the Blessing of Travelers 225
Part II Blessings Related to Buildings and to Various Forms of Human Activity
Introduction 239
Chapter 9 Order for the Blessing of a New Building Site 241
Chapter 10 Order for the Blessing of a New Home 249
Chapter 11 Order for the Blessing of an Office, Shop, or Factory 257
Chapter 12 Order for the Blessing of Centers of Social Communication 267
Chapter 13 Order for the Blessing of a Gymnasium or a Field for Athletics 275
Chapter 14 Order for the Blessing of the Various Means of Transportation 283
Chapter 15 Order for the Blessing of Boats and Fishing Gear 297
Chapter 16 Order for the Blessing of Technical Installations or Equipment 305
Chapter 17 Order for the Blessing of Tools or Other Equipment for Work 315
Chapter 18 Order for the Blessing of Animals 325
Chapter 19 Order for the Blessing of Fields and Flocks 335
Chapter 20 Order for the Blessing of Seeds at Planting Time 345
Chapter 21 Order for a Blessing on the Occasion of Thanksgiving for the Harvest 353
Chapter 22 Order for the Blessing of an Athletic Event 361
Chapter 23 Order for the Blessing before and after Meals 365
Part III Blessings of Articles Meant to Foster the Devotion of the Christian People
Introduction 389
Chapter 24 Order for the Blessing of Religious Articles 391
Chapter 25 Order for the Blessing of Rosaries 401
Chapter 26 Order for the Blessing and Conferral of a Scapular 411
Part IV Blessings Related to Feasts and Seasons
Introduction 423
Chapter 27 Order for the Blessing of an Advent Wreath (First Sunday of Advent) 425
Chapter 28 Order for the Blessing of a Christmas Manger or Nativity Scene 435
Chapter 29 Order for the Blessing of a Christmas Tree 443
Chapter 30 Order for the Blessing of Homes during the Christmas and Easter Seasons 453
Chapter 31 Order for the Blessing of Throats on the Feast of Saint Blase (February 3) 465
Chapter 32 Order for the Blessing and Distribution of Ashes (Ash Wednesday) 475
Chapter 33 Order for the Blessing of Saint Joseph's Table (March 19) 485
Chapter 34 Order for the Blessing of Food for the First Meal of Easter 495
Chapter 35 Order for Visiting a Cemetery on All Souls Day (November 2), Memorial Day, or on the Anniversary of Death or Burial 505
Chapter 36 Order for the Blessing of Food for Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday of November) 513
Chapter 37 Order for the Blessing of Food or Drink or Other Elements Connected with Devotion 523
Part V Blessings for Various Needs and Occasions
Introduction 535
Chapter 38 Order for the Blessing of a Parish Council 537
Chapter 39 Order for the Blessing of Officers of Parish Societies 543
Chapter 40 Prayer on the Occasion of the Inauguration of a Public Official 549
Chapter 41 Order for a Blessing in Thanksgiving 553
Chapter 42 Order for a Blessing to Be Used in Various Circumstances 561
Appendix
Appendix Solemn Blessings and Prayers over the People 575
Indices
Alphabetical Index of Blessings 600
Index of Psalms and Canticles 604
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