Blessing for your home

Lord, Bless Our Home

The Easter Season is a traditional time for the blessing of homes.  With the Holy Water given to you at the Easter Masses, gather your family and bless your Home. If you didn’t get a bottle, they are still available at each church.

Leader: Let us Praise God, who fills our hearts and homes with peace.  Blessed be God forever.

All: Blessed be God forever.

Leader: The Word became flesh and made His dwelling place among us. It is Christ, risen from the dead, who is our source of hope, joy and comfort.  May all who enter this home find Christ’s light and love.

Listen to the words of the holy Gospel according to Luke: (have someone read)

As the disciples approached the village to which they were going, Jesus gave the impression that he was going on farther.  But they urged him, “Stay with us, for its nearly evening and the day is almost over.” So, he went in to stay with them.  And it happened that, while he was with them at table, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them.  With that their eyes were opened and they recognized him, but he vanished from their sight.  Then they said to each other, “were not our hearts burning within us while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?”

Leader: The Son of God made this home among us.  With thanks and praise let us call upon him.

Lord Jesus Christ, through you every dwelling is a temple of holiness: build those who live in this house into the dwelling place of God in the holy Spirit. We pray.. Stay with us, Lord

Lord Jesus Christ, the disciples recognized you in the breaking of the bread; grant that the members of this family may be open always to the presence of Christ in Word and sacrament.  We pray… Stay with us, Lord

Lord Jesus Christ, you appeared to the frightened Apostles and said, “Peace be with you”: grant that your abiding peace may remain with the members of this family.  We pray…. Stay with us, Lord

All say the Our Father

Leader: Lord, we rejoice in the victory of your Son over death:  By rising from the tomb to new life he gives us new hope and promise.   Bless all the members of this household and surround them with your protection, that they may find comfort and peace in Jesus Christ, the Paschal Lamb, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.    All: AMEN

The leader may sprinkle those present and the home with holy water brought from the church.  During the sprinkling the leader may say: “Let this water call to mind our Baptism in Christ, who by his death and Resurrection has redeemed us.”

Taken from Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers

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