From a reader:
I have searched for but am unable to find the text a newly ordained priest uses for first blessings. Do you perhaps know where one could find it in Latin and/or in English?
The usual blessing:
Benedictio Dei omnipotentis Patris, et + Filii, et Spiritus Sancti descendat super te/vos et maneat semper. Amen.
No need to throw in all sorts of other ingredients as if those to be blessed were lined up at a salad bar … sprinklings of pious imagery, vague invocations of niceness and holy fluff, rambling discourses that dead end in words like “beautiful” … you know of which I speak.
This is also the blessing the priest should give to servers after Mass.
Romans are concise.
Ask priests for their blessing.