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Domestically Speaking and Praying
Parish Events  |  Sat - June 20, 2020 9:19 am  |  Article Hits:4238  |  A+ | a-
Some families in the Parish are preparing their children to celebrate their First Eucharist in coming months. Many burdens are placed on families in this time when restrictions on gathering and movement are in place.

Perhaps it is a good time to think about the simple things we can do together. Could I suggest that one thing would be to introduce or reintroduce a simple grace before meals. That is a great way for parents to witness their faith to children that does not take much time but helps focus their attention to spritual things.

The traditional and well tried grace before meals is as follows:
Bless us, O Lord, and these Your gifts, which we are about to receive by Your goodness, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

There are many prayers that could be used. And as many families do invite those at table to add their own prayer however simple to the feast. And especially a prayer for those who are hungry or in need in our community.

And to end a meal we could use the blessing that we use so often at Mass: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with us all for ever. Amen.
Fr Graham