January 02, 2014
PRAYER FOR PATERNAL BLESSISNG
In old Quebec the paternal blessing was one of the most moving times of the New Year.
It reaffirmed the father’s authority and preceded the mass which
the entire family attended before going to share a meal with the grand-parents.
It was a significant gathering at which the following prayer was generally
May God bless you and
grant you health and happiness
throughout the coming year,
in the name of the Father,
the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.