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17 May 2009





The Rosary



The Rosary is recited in Church every Thursday at 9.15am  (before the 9.30 am Mass). Everyone is welcome to join us. Refreshments are served in the Church Porch after Mass.During the month of October, the Rosary is recited every day before Mass

Joyful Mysteries
Monday & Thursday
Sunday from Advent to Lent
    Luke 1:31-32
    Luke 1:42, 45
    Luke 2:6-7
    Luke 2:22
Finding in the Temple
    Luke 2:46-47
Sorrowful Mysteries
Tuesday & Friday
Sunday during Lent
Agony in the Garden
    Matthew 26:36, 39
Scourging at the Pillar
    Matthew 27:25-26
Crowning with Thorns
    Matthew 27:28-29
Carrying the Cross
    John 19:12-18
Crucifixion & Death
    Luke 23:45-46
Glorious Mysteries
Wednesday & Saturday
Sunday from Easter to Advent
Resurrection of Our Lord
    Matthew 28:5-6
Ascension into Heaven
    Luke 24:50-51
Descent of the Holy Spirit
    Acts 2:3-4
Assumption of Mary
    Judith 13:18
Coronation of Mary
    Revelation 12:1

Luminous Mysteries 

Baptism of Christ in the Jordan;  Mark1:9-11

Wedding feast at Cana;   John 2: 1-10

Announcement of the Kingdom;   Matthew 4: 17

Transfiguration,   Matthew 17: 1-3

Institution of the Eucharist.   Luke 22: 19-20

Opening Prayers:

  1. Sign of the Cross
  2. The Apostle’s Creed (said on the large Crucifix)
  3. The Our Father (first large bead after the Crucifix)
  4. Three Hail Mary’s (said on the next three beads)
  5. Glory Be to the Father (said on the next large bead )

Praying Each Decade:

  1. Begin by naming a mystery of the rosary and begin mediating on that mystery throughout the remainder of the decade.
  2. Recite the Our Father on a large bead.
  3. Recite one Hail Mary on each of the next 10 small beads.
  4. Recite the Glory Be to the Father on the next large bead.
  5. Begin the next decade by naming the next mystery, and reciting the Our Father on the same large bead. 

Closing Prayers:

  1. Recite the Hail Holy Queen Prayer.
  2. Close with the Prayer After the Rosary.

The Rosary Prayers

The Apostle's Creed

 I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell; on the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and  life everlasting. Amen.

Our Father

 Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Hail Mary

 Hail Mary, full of grace! the Lord is with Thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory Be

 Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Fatima Prayer

O, my Jesus, forgive us our sins; save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of Thy Mercy.

Hail, Holy Queen

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve! To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears! Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us; and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus! O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!

Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

 that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Prayer after the Rosary

 O God, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life; grant, we beseech Thee, that, meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

 May the divine assistance remain always with us.

 And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.


Links to Rosary sites

Rediscover the Rosary as a source of strength (John Paul II) Alliance of the Two Hearts audio/video rosary
Rosary Meditation Rosary in Latin (MP3 available)
Perpetual Web Rosary Rosary since Vatican II Louis M De Montfort Secret of the Rosary Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary
Legion of Mary Rosary Page Most Holy Rosary
The Mary Page On line Rosary
The Devotion of the Holy Rosary EWTN Scriptural Rosary
Worldwide Rosary Rosary Army audio downloads


To JESUS through MARY