Lent and Easter
in the Domestic Church




Grace at Meals

Peter Fournier and Catherine Fournier

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Lent and Easter in the Domestic Church

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If the father of the family is absent, have the oldest male present say Grace. T his serves as an excellent training for the sons, who will someday be priests—of a parish or a domestic church.


Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts,
Which we are about to receive
From Thy bounty, through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

In Latin:

Benedic, Domine, nos et haec
Tua dona quae de
Tua largitate sumus sumpturi.
Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.


Before we eat this food, dear Lord,
We bow our heads to pray;
And for Your blessings and Your care
Our humble thanks we say. Amen.


Come Lord Jesus, be our guest,
And let this food to us be blessed. Amen.


Thank You for the food we eat,
Thank You for the friends we meet.
Thank You for the birds that sing,
Thank You, God, for everything. Amen.


Gracious Giver of all good,
We thank You for rest and food;
Grant that all we do or say
May serve You joyfully today. Amen.


Thank You for the food we eat.
Thank You for the friends we meet.
Thank You for the sun above.
Thank You, God, for your love. Amen.