Keep your family's focus on the Easter
season by reading
this passage from the
Gospel of Luke
concerning the Resurrected Christ
is risen, Alleluia.
Family: He is truly risen, Alleluia.
Father: Let us pray. O God,
Thou dost increase Thy Church with an offspring
enable Thy servants to reflect in daily living
the power of the mystery
they have experienced
Family: Alleluia, Alleluia.
Father: Now while they were speaking these things
stood in their midst and said to them:
"Peace be to you.
It is I, fear not."
But they, being troubled and frightened,
supposed that they saw a spirit.
And He said to them:
"Why are you troubled and why do thoughts arise in
See My hands and feet, that it is I myself.
Handle and see,
for a spirit
hath not flesh and bones as you see
Me to have."
And when He had said this He showed them His hands
But while they yet believed not and wondered for
He said: "Have you here anything to eat?"
And they offered Him a piece of a broiled fish and
And when He had eaten before them,
taking the remains, He gave to them. [Luke 24:36-43]
McLoughlin, The Liturgical Press, Collegeville,
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O God of goodness and mercy, to Thy fatherly guidance we commend our family, our household and all our belongings. We commit all to Thy love and keeping; do Thou fill this house with Thy blessings even as Thou didst fill the holy House of Nazareth with Thy presence.
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