At St. Clare’s we are developing our devotional life.  At present there are three regular areas of devotion in the parish, The Rosary, Eucharistic Adoration & Novena Devotions.

Novena Prayers

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In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Come Holy Spirit fill the hearts of your faithful, and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created. And you shall renew the face of the earth.


Let us pray


O God who did instruct the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant us by the same Spirit to be truly wise and ever rejoice in his consolation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


O Mary, conceived without original sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.

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Remember O most compassionate Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your assistance, or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of Virgins, my Mother. To you I come; before you I kneel, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your clemency hear and answer them. Amen.


Novena Prayer

O Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ and my Mother, penetrated with the most lively confidence in your all-powerful and never-failing intercession, manifested so often through the Miraculous Medal. I, you loving and trustful child, implore you to obtain for me the graces and favours I ask during this Novena, if they benefit my soul and the soul for whom I pray. (Here privately form your prayer requests).

You know, O Mary, how often my soul has been the sanctuary of your Son, who hates iniquity. Obtain for me then, a deep hatred of sin and that purity of heart which will attach me to God alone so that my every thought, word and deed may tend to His greater glory. Obtain for me also a spirit of prayer and self denial, that I may recover by penance what I have lost by sin, and at length attain to that blessed abode where you are the Queen of angels and of all people. Amen.


Act of Consecration to our Lady of the Miraculous Medal


O Virgin Mother of God, Mary Immaculate, I dedicate and consecrate myself to you, under the title of our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. May this medal be for me a sure sign of your affection and a constant reminder of my duties towards thee. Ever while wearing it, may I be blessed by your loving protection and preserved by the grace of your Son. O most powerful Virgin, Mother of my Saviour, keep me close to you every moment of my life. Obtain for me, your child, the grace of a happy death; so that, in union with you, I may enjoy the bliss of heaven for ever. Amen.

O Mary, conceived without original sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.

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Novena Devotions

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Lady of the Miraculous MedalOn the first Saturday of the month during the 10am Mass, we have Novena Devotions to our Lady of the Miraculous Medal.

The medal of the Immaculate Conception – popularly known as the Miraculous Medal – was designed by our Lady herself! No wonder then, that it wins such extra ordinary graces for those who wear it. And pray for our Lady’s intercession and help.


The story begins on the night of July 18/19th 1830. A child (perhaps her Guardian Angel) awakened Sister (now saint) Catherine Laboure, a novice in the Community of the Daughters of Charity in Paris, and summoned her to the chapel. There she met with the Virgin Mary and spoke with her for several hours.  During the conversation Mary said to her, ‘My child, I am going to give you a mission.’

Eucharistic Adoration

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The EucharistEach Saturday morning, following the 10am Mass, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed until 12.00, at the end of Confessions. This is a special time when parishioners are encouraged to call into church and spend sometime in prayer with the Lord Jesus. During the Year of the Priest, inaugurated by Pope Benedict, parishioners are asked to come and spend time in prayer for all the priests in the world, for spiritual renewal. St Clare, our patron, had a great and lively devotion to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. It is fitting that we too, should have the same lively devotion.

The Rosary

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RosaryEach day (Monday to Friday) after the morning Mass the Rosary is recited. The Mysteries of Light instituted by Pope John Paul II are prayed for the intentions of life. That means that each decade of the rosary is offered for an intention connected with life. First: That all  babies in the womb be born into loving and life-giving families, and be baptised in the living waters of baptism; Second, for a renewal of the Sacrament of Marriage; and a blessing on every child in the world; Third, for a renewal of Kingdom Values, that in every situation Human Life will be honoured and respected; Fourth, that the light of the glory of God will transform all darkness, all lack of love or respect for human life; Fifth, for a worldwide celebration of life from its conception to its natural end