Last Sunday, 15th October 2017 in Mary Help of Christians Church in Limerick, during the 12 noon Mass there was a small ceremony done to give thanks to our God the Creator for his generous gifts to us. The sacred space was created and this script was used:
We give thanks
for what we very often take for granted.
And we praise Creator God
for nurturing our spirits.
A basket of apples
– we give thanks for trees loaded with fruit
and memories of Mothers warm apple tart.
A packet of seeds
– a symbol of the potential for growth
within the earth and ourselves.
A loaf of bread
the huge symbol of Eucharist
and of the Bread of life that sustains us.
fruit of the vine, the Blood of Christ.
Give us generous hearts Lord
willing to share and not count the cost…
We bless you God of seed and harvest Creator God Provider.