God of mercy,
through your only Son
you entrusted the bread of life to your Church.
Bless + our brothers
who have been chosen for the ministry of acolyte.
Grant that they may be faithful
in the service of your altar
and in giving to others the bread of life;
may they grow always in faith and love,
and so build up your Church.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
from whom the True Bread from heaven has come down to us,
bless us and the tabernacle we have prepared
for the sacrament of Christ’s Body and Blood.
Through our adoration of your Son present in the Eucharist,
lead us to a closer union with the mystery of redemption.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
- From the Rite for the Blessing of a Tabernacle
May the word of God always be heard in this place,
as it unfolds the mystery of Christ before you
and achieves your salvation within the Church.
-From the Rite for the Blessing of an Ambo