At St. Joseph’s Camperdown, we have many prayers and devotions which are recommended and commonly used by the parish community.
Below is a list of some:
8.00pm Mass with Anointing of the Sick, followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction
Weekdays after 8.00am Mass and at 3:00pm Eucharistic Adoration
Weekdays after 8.00pm Mass at Eucharistic Adoration
ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the hour of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray. And do thou O prince of the Heavenly Hosts. By the power of God, cast into Hell, Satan and all the evil spirits who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
Angel of God, my guardian dear. To whom God’s love commits me here. Ever this day, be at my side. To light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.
THE MIRACLE PRAYER
Lord, Jesus, I come before You, just as I am. I am sorry for my sins, I repent of my sins, please forgive me. In Your name, I forgive all others for what they have done against me. I renounce Satan, the evil spirits and all their works. I give You my entire self. Lord Jesus, now and forever, I invite You into my life Jesus. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Heal me, change me, strengthen me in body, soul and spirit.
Come Lord Jesus, cover me with Your precious blood, and fill me with Your Holy Spirit, I love You Jesus. I praise You Jesus. I thank You Jesus. I shall follow You every day of my life. Amen.
ACT OF CONSECRATION TO ST. JOSEPH
Hail, St. Joseph, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. God our Father entrusted to you His Only Son. In you, Mary placed her trust; with you Christ Jesus became man. One with our Lord Jesus and the Blessed Mother we honor you with sincere love and veneration. We choose you to be our father, our guardian and our protector.
With grateful hearts we recognize you as a great gift of God to us to be our companion, teacher, model and protector in our daily lives. We come to you to consecrate our parish. With fatherly love and care you provided and built the life of the Holy Family at Nazareth. We humbly beg you to bless all our undertakings and help us to build our parish, the body of Jesus Christ, in obedient faith, steadfast love and unwavering hope in our loving Father.
You were always ready to listen and obey the Father’s will and protected Jesus from all dangers. Deliver us from all dangers that destroy the Gospel values and teachings in our land. Protect us all as we battle against all moral and physical illnesses in our society.
We entrust to you all our longings and desires that lead us to salvation. We entrust to you all our families and all fathers that they may be true to their vocation as mirrors of the love of our Father in heaven. We entrust to you all our works to help our brothers and sisters in their sufferings. To you, St. Joseph, after Jesus and Mary, we consecrate our body and soul, with all that we are and have.
St. Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage, and defend us from every evil. Amen.