20 + C + M + B + 23

God of doors and homes,
bless this home this year and every year.
Bless all who come and go through this door,
both those who live here and those who visit.
May all who enter through this door
come in peace and bring joy.
May all who come to this door
find welcome and love.
May the love and joy in this home overflow
and spread into the community and the world.
And may Jesus Christ watch over us all. Amen.

Book of Common Worship, originally Carolyn C. Brown, Worshiping with Children

Last year, Catholic News Agency ran this helpful article on chalking doors:

“How to bless your home on the Feast of Epiphany 2022

The Solemnity of Epiphany happens every year. But some rites of passage only happen once. Requiescat in pace.

Images: Three Wise Men Mosaic, Basilica di Sant’Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna, Nina-no, CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons; “The Three Wise Men,” John La Farge, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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