Blessing Salt, Water, and Oil

Fresh salt, water, and oil should be gathered and placed in clean containers. The exorcist should make the sign of the cross ( Red Latin Cross ) over each container.

NOTE: Red Latin Cross denotes that the Sign of the Cross is to be made: "In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen," between the prayer, as indicated.

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Exorcism and Blessing of the Salt

Exorcist: Our help is in the name of the Lord.

All: Who made heaven and earth.

Exorcist: God's creature, salt, I cast out the demon from you by the living Red Latin Cross God, by the true Red Latin Cross God, by the holy Red Latin Cross God, by God who ordered you to be thrown into the water- spring by Eliseus to heal it 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 the living and the dead and the world by fire.

All: Amen.

Exorcist: Let us pray. Almighty everlasting God, we humbly appeal to your mercy and goodness to graciously bless Red Latin Cross this creature, salt, which you have given for mankind's 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.

All: Amen.

Exorcism and Blessing of the Water

Exorcist: Our help is in the name of the Lord.

All: Who made heaven and earth.

Exorcist: God's creature, water, I cast out the demon from you in the name of God Red Latin Cross the Father almighty, in the name of Jesus Red Latin Cross Christ, His Son, our Lord, and in the power of the Holy Red Latin Cross Spirit. May you be a purified water, empowered to drive afar all 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.

All: Amen.

Exorcist: Let us pray. O God, who for man's welfare established the most wonderful mysteries in the substance of water, hearken to our prayer, and pour forth your blessing Red Latin Cross on this element now being prepared with various purifying rites. 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 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.

All: Amen.

Preparation of Holy Water

The exorcist sprinkles exorcised and blessed salt into the water in the form of a cross, saying:

Exorcist: May this salt and water be mixed together; in the name of the Father, and of the Son, Red Latin Cross and of the Holy Spirit.

All: Amen.

Exorcist: The Lord be with you.

All: May He also be with you.

Exorcist: Let us pray. God, source of irresistible might and king of an invincible realm, the ever-glorious conqueror; who restrain the force of the adversary, silencing the uproar of his rage, and valiantly subduing his wickedness; in awe and humility we beg you, Lord, to regard with favor this creature thing of salt and water, to let the light of your kindness shine upon it, and to hallow it with the dew of your mercy; so that wherever it is sprinkled and your holy name is invoked, every assault of the unclean spirit may be baffled, and all dread of the serpent's venom be cast out. To us who entreat your mercy grant that the Holy Spirit may be with us wherever we may be; through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.

Exorcism and Blessing of the Oil

Exorcist: Our help is in the name of the Lord.

All: Who made heaven and earth.

Exorcist: God's creature, oil, I cast out the demon from you by God the Father Red Latin Cross almighty, who made heaven and earth and sea, and all that they contain. Let the adversary's power, the devil's legions, and all Satan's attacks and machinations be dispelled and driven afar from this creature, oil. Let it bring health in body and mind to all who use it, in the name of God Red Latin Cross the Father almighty, and of our Lord Jesus Red Latin Cross Christ, His Son, and of the Holy Spirit, the Advocate, as well as in the love of the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who is coming to judge both the living and the dead and the world by fire.

All: Amen.

Exorcist: Lord, heed my prayer.

All: And let my cry be heard by you.

Exorcist: The Lord be with you.

All: May He also be with you.

Exorcist: Let us pray. Lord God almighty, before whom the hosts of angels stand in awe, and whose heavenly service we acknowledge; may it please you to regard favorably and to bless Red Latin Cross and hallow Red Latin Cross this creature, oil, which by your power has been pressed from the juice of olives. You have ordained it for anointing the sick, so that, when they are made well, they may give thanks to you, the living and true God. Grant, we pray, that those who will use this oil, which we are blessing Red Latin Cross in your name, may be delivered from all suffering, all infirmity, and all wiles of the enemy. Let it be a means of averting any kind of adversity from man, made in your image and redeemed by the precious blood of your Son, so that he may never again suffer the sting of the ancient serpent; through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.

The exorcised and Blessed Oil is then sprinkled with Holy Water.