New CCCB Publication: Blessings and Prayers for Home and Family

Wednesday, November 17 2004

Image of Book of Blessings(CCCB – Ottawa) The Publications Service of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has just released Blessings and Prayers for Home and Family, a book that every household will wish to have.

Hundreds of traditional as well as contemporary blessings and ritual prayers, suitable for all occasions in the life of Christian families and communities, are contained in this 384-page book. It can be used to mark family milestones, such as weddings or the birth or adoption of a child, as well as for celebrating important family rituals, including birthdays and anniversaries, and for offering solace in times of sorrow.

The range of blessings and prayers in this collection touches on everything from farming and fishing, to computers and family pets. The book also includes basic and traditional prayers, including grace before and after meals, creeds, litanies, the Rosary and the Way of the Cross.

Designed for real-life situations at home and work, or in the parish and community, Blessings and Prayers for Home and Family makes an ideal gift for Christmas, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, and other celebrations or events. It would be a valuable resource for adult faith groups, sacramental preparation classes, marriage encounter groups, and other parish and community groups. A dedication page allows a personal word to be added for those to whom the book is being given as a gift.

Blessings and Prayers for Home and Family is available in softcover and hardcover editions. The high-quality softcover edition is modestly priced for families. The hardcover edition features two ribbons to mark favourite passages, making the book even more user-friendly. Its handsome cover and strong binding make the book a particularly beautiful gift that will last for generations. The softcover edition can be ordered at a cost of $29.95 plus tax (special quantity discounts are available); the hardcover edition for $45.00, through CCCB Publications at 1-800-769-1147, by fax at 1-613-241-5090, email at , or online at