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Solemn Blessing


Option A

May God the eternal Father
keep you of one heart in love for one another,
that the peace of Christ may dwell in you
and abide always in your home.

All:         Amen.

May you be blessed in your children,
have solace in your friends
and enjoy true peace with everyone.

All:         Amen.

May you be witnesses in the world to God’s charity,
so that the afflicted and needy who have known your kindness may one day receive you thankfully
into the eternal dwelling of God.

All:         Amen.

And he blesses all the people, adding:

And may almighty God bless all of you who are gathered here: the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit.

All:         Amen.

Option B

May God the all-powerful Father grant you his joy
and bless you in your children.

All:         Amen.

May the Only Begotten Son of God
stand by you with compassion in good times and in bad.

All:         Amen.

May the Holy Spirit of God
always pour forth his love into your hearts.

All:         Amen.

And he blesses all the people, adding:

And may almighty God bless all of you who are gathered here: the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit.

All:         Amen.

Option C

May the Lord Jesus,
who graced the marriage at Cana by his presence,
bless you and your loved ones.

All:         Amen.

May he, who loved the Church to the end,
unceasingly pour his love into your hearts.

All:         Amen.

May the Lord grant
that bearing witness to faith in his Resurrection,
you may await with joy the blessed hope to come.

All:         Amen.

And he blesses all the people, adding:

And may almighty God bless all of you who are gathered here: the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit.

All:         Amen.

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