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Catholic Prayer: Roman Ritual: Blessing of Bread and Pastries


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One of the blessings of bread not connected to particular feasts from the Roman Ritual translated by Philip Weller, although this one can be used for the Solemnity of St. Joseph.


P: Our help is in the name of the Lord.
All: Who made heaven and earth.
P: The Lord be with you.
All: May He also be with you.

P: Let us pray.
Lord Jesus Christ, bread of angels, living bread for everlasting life, bless + this bread as you once blessed the five loaves in the wilderness; so that all who eat it reverently may thereby obtain the health they desire for body and soul. We ask this of you who live and reign forever and ever.
All: Amen.

It is sprinkled with holy water.

There is another blessing of bread among the special blessings for Eastertime; in which section there are also other blessings of food.

Prayer Source: Roman Ritual, The, Complete Edition by Philip T. Weller, S.T.D., The Bruce Publishing Company, Milwaukee, WI, 1964