As we begin this Year of the Family across our Holy Polish National Catholic Church we first look to the example of the Holy Family. For in the Holy Family, God has given us, a model of family life. We see that Jesus, Mary and Joseph always put God’s will first. As we look to their example may we put God’s will ahead of our own, live with joy obediently following God’s Holy Word and act in word and deed with sincere love for God and each other.
The hope and prayer of our clergy and the Future Direction committee is that this Year of the Family will help strengthen all our families in living out our Christian faith, virtues and values and that they will become an important and consistent part of their lives.
Prayer and Blessing of Families
Let us pray.
O God, you have created us in love and save us in mercy.
We bless Your Name, O Lord,
for sending Your Incarnate Son to become a part of a family,
so that, He would experience its worries and its joys.
We ask You, Lord
to protect and watch over these families,
so that in the strength of your grace
Its members may enjoy prosperity,
possess the priceless gift of your peace,
and, as the Church alive in the home,
bear witness in this world to Your glory.
Shower Your blessings upon these families gathered in Your Name.
Enable those who are joined by one love
to support one another
by their fervor and spirit and devotion to prayer.
Make them responsive to the needs of others
and live their lives in selfless love as You love us.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
May the Lord Jesus, Who lived with His holy family in Nazareth,
dwell also with your family, keep it from all evil,
and make all of you one in heart and mind. Amen.
The peace and blessing of Almighty God, the Father, the + Son, and the Holy Spirit descend upon these families and remain with them now and forever.