Blessing of the Holy Water

God’s creature, water, I cast out the demon from you in the name of God (sign of the cross) the father Almighty, in the name of Jesus Christ (sign of the cross), His son our Lord, and the power of the Holy Spirit (sign of the cross). May you be a purified water, empowered to drive afar all the power of the enemy, in fact, to root out and banish the enemy himself along with his fallen angels. We ask this through the power of our Lord Jesus Christ who is coming to judge both the living and the dead and the world by fire.

Oh God, who for man’s welfare established the most wonderful mysteries in the substance of water, hearken to our prayer and poor fourth your blessing (cross) on this element now being prepared with various purifying rights. May this creature of yours when used in your mysteries and endowed with your grace, serve to cast out demons and to banish disease. May everything that this water sprinkles in the homes and the gatherings of the faithful be delivered from all that is unclean and hurtful. Let no breath of contagion hover there, no taint of corruption, let all the wiles of the lurking enemy come to nothing.

By the sprinkling of this water, may everything opposed to the safety and peace of the occupants of these homes be banished so that in calling on your holy name they may know the well-being they desire and be protected from every peril. Through Christ our Lord.


Blessing of the Salt

God’s creature, salt, I cast out the demon from you by the living God (sign of the cross), by the holy God (sign of the cross), by God who ordered you to be thrown into the water spring by Elijah to healing of its barrenness. May you be a purified salt, a means of health for those who believe, a medicine for body and soul for all who make use of you. May all evil fancies of the foul fiend, his malice and cunning, be driven afar from the place where you are sprinkled. And let every unclean spirit be repulsed by Him who is coming to judge both living and the dead and the whole world by fire. Amen.

Almighty Everlasting God, we humbly appeal to your mercy and goodness to graciously bless (cross) this creature salt, which you have given for mankinds use. May all who use it find in it a remedy for body and mind. And may everything that it touches or sprinkles be freed from uncleanness and any influence of the evil spirit, through Christ our Lord.


Blessing of the Holy Oil

We beseech you Lord, that by the power of your grace this mingling of fragrance and oil may become for us a sacrament of your blessing (Make sign of the cross over the oil).

Pour out in abundance the gifts of the Holy Spirit on our brothers and sisters anointed with this oil; adorn with the splendor of holiness the places and things signed by these sacred oils; but above all by the mystery of this oil bring to completion the growth of your church until she reaches that measure of fullness in which you, resplendent with eternal light, will be all in all with Christ in the Holy Spirit forever and ever.