land and sea. Let us pray for all who will work here and for those who will share the fruit of their labor. we bring God's blessing upon ourselves and others. who has begun a good work in us. Amen .BLESSING When a place of work is to be blessed. God of the garden. He was known as the carpenter's son. The eyes of all look to you O Lord. Lord. and he willingly worked with the tools of his trade. Through the labor of our hands. Blessed be the name of the Lord. R. The leader begins: Blessed be God. RITE OF BLESSING FOR A RESTAURANT or PLACE OF EATING V. And you give them their food at the right time. may all the food prepared in this fast food chain bring health and strength. farm. All make the Sign of the Cross. All respond: Now and for ever. feed us. with your goodness and give us each day our food for today and give us grateful hearts. both those who labor there and those who share the fruit of that labor should be invited to the ceremony. The leader may use these or similar words to introduce the blessing: Jesus showed us the dignity of labor. may this establishment be blessed + in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

as we instructed you. to progress even more. Lord Jesus Christ. brothers [and sisters]. After a time of silence. and to work with your [own] hands. All respond: Thanks be to God.V. all join in prayers of intercession and in the Lord's Prayer. The leader then speaks the prayer of blessing. you called many to share food with you: may all we who share and eat together here be reminded that when two or three are gathered together in your name you are there in the midst of us. and to aspire to live a tranquil life. . And mindful of the needs of others. may our food and fellowship together in this place be always blessed + in the name of the of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. one of the following may be used or adapted as needed. that you may conduct yourselves properly toward outsiders and not depend on anyone. Amen Then the Scripture is read: Listen to the words of the apostle Paul to the Thessalonians: 1 Thes 4:10-12 We urge you. A cross or other symbol may then be reverenced with a kiss and put in a place of honor. R. to mind your own affairs. The reader concludes: The word of the Lord. May we be grateful of all your mercy.

| you have placed the earth and its fruits under our care. FAST FOOD CHAIN Let us pray: Father in Heaven. through your guidance and support. | the work of our hands and of our minds. R. | Bless all those who will use this building | either as buyers or sellers. Amen. SHOP OR FACTORY God. our all-provident Father. | so that by respecting justice and charity |they will see themselves as working for the common good |and find joy in contributing to the progress of the earthly city. | come to right decisions and carry them out fairly. Bless this building and all who use it. | Grant that all who plan and conduct business in this office | may. Amen.OF AN OFFICE O God. R. Grant that all the . we thank You for this fast food chain which we are opening today. | so that by our labor we will endeavor | to ensure that all share in the benefits of your creation. | in your wise providence | you are glad to bless all human labor. | We ask this through Christ our Lord. | We ask this through Christ our Lord.

. shop. the Father. R: Amen Then holy water may be sprinkled on the office. | bless this building with his presence | and look kindly on all who enter here. + and the Holy Spirit. Amen. and the Son.activities that take place here will build up a spirit of community among us and lead to the well-being of all our citizens. and on the participants. All make the Sign of the Cross.|who commanded us to help one another as brothers and sisters. we praise You. or factory. Father. And may almighty God bless you. R. as the leader concludes: May God. the Father of goodness. and ask Your blessing through Christ our Lord.