Welcome to tonight's offering of the Holy Rosary!
[Insert any special welcoming here]
As always we offer our prayers on behalf of the intentions of:
  • Our Holy Father Pope Francis
  • Our Bishop Joe Vasquez
  • The special intentions and needs of our parish family, especially those not present with us tonight
  • And for increased response to the call for vocations to
    • The priesthood,
    • The Diaconate,
    • Consecrated religious,
    • And sacramental marriage.
  • For the sancrity of life from conception to natural death.
We know that when we gather together in His name, our Lord is present among us, therefore we appeal to Him:
  • For an end to the persecution of religious populations
  • For loving care for those tormented by war, drought, or suppression
  • For comfort for the sick
  • and I now invite you to express aloud any personal intentions that you would like to share.
Lord, hear [our prayers] or [the prayers of your people]!


In times of sickness and death, prayers are the best means of consolation, comfort and help that people can give. Let us now begin this Rosary by calling on our Blessed Mother Mary to pray for us now as we pray for .
God of heaven, You called from this life. God of Mercy, fulfill his/her faith and hope in You. Lead safely home to heaven to be with You forever, filled with joy and peace in Your presence. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Rosary Prayers:

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 rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there he will 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.

First three Hail Mary's

The first three Hail Mary's remind us of the three Virtues: Faith, Hope, and Charity, which allow us to share in God's nature.

Fatima Prayers

O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell and lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy. Amen.

Hail Holy Queen

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of mercy, 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 valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward 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.
Let us pray O God, whose only-begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal salvation; 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.

Divine Assistance

May Divine Assistance remain always with us
And may the souls of the faithful departed through the Mercy of God, rest in peace, Amen.

For the intentions >of our Holy Father.

Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory be.

Prayer to St Michael

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.


REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.


Most Sacred Heart of Jesus ... Have Mercy on us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary ... Pray for us.
St Joseph ... Pray for us.
St John the Evangelist ... Pray for us.
May all the Angels and Saints in Heaven ... Pray for us.
First five beads, "Sign of the Cross" in veneration of the Saviour's 5 Holy Wounds.

Large Beads - Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Pray for those who seek refuge in you.

Small Beads - Holy Mother, save us through your Immaculate Heart's flame of love.

Finish - Say 3 "Glory be"
You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.
3 times - O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!

First 3 beads - Our Father, Hail Mary, Apostle's Creed

Large Beads - Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

Small Beads - For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Conclusion - Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world. (Repeat three times)

Optional - Eternal God, in Whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion is inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself. Amen.

Joyful Mysteries

The first Joyful Mystery - The Annunciation

  1. In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, and the virgin's name was Mary. (Luke 1:26,27)
  2. The Angel came to her and said, "Hail, O favored one, the Lord is with you!" (Luke 1:28)
  3. Mary was greatly troubled at this saying, and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be. (Luke 1:29)
  4. The angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God." (Luke 1:30)
  5. "Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus." (Luke 1:31)
  6. "He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there will be no end." (Luke 1:32, 33)
  7. And Mary said to the angel, "How shall this be, since I have no relations with a man?" (Luke 1:34)
  8. And the angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. (Luke 1:35)
  9. "And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. For with God nothing will be impossible." (Luke 1:36, 37)
  10. And Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be done unto me according to thy word." And the angel departed from her. (Luke 1:38)

The second Joyful Mystery - The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth

  1. In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah, and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. (Luke l:39-40)
  2. And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. (Luke 1:41)
  3. Elizabeth exclaimed with a loud cry, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! (Luke 1:42)
  4. "Blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord." (Luke 1:45)
  5. And Mary said, "My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant." (Luke 1:46-48)
  6. "From this day all generations will call me blessed: the Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his Name!" (Luke 1:48, 49)
  7. "He has mercy on those who fear him in every generation." (Luke l:50)
  8. "He has shown the strength of his arm, he has scattered the proud in their conceit." (Luke l:51)
  9. "He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, and has lifted up the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty." (Luke 1:52, 53)
  10. "He has come to the help of his servant Israel, for he has remembered his promise of mercy, the promise he made to our fathers, to Abraham and his children for ever." (Luke 1:54, 55)

The third Joyful Mystery - The Nativity of Our Lord

  1. Now Joseph went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of Bethlehem, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered. (Luke 2:4-6)
  2. She gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes. (Luke 2:7)
  3. She laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. (Luke 2:7)
  4. In that region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. (Luke 2:8- 9)
  5. And the angel said to them, "Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people" (Luke 2:10)
  6. "To you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." (Luke 2:11)
  7. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom he is pleased!" (Luke 2:13-14)
  8. And behold, wise men came from the east, ... and going in they saw the child with Mary his mother. (Matt 2:1, 11)
  9. They fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. (Matt 2:11)
  10. And Mary kept in mind all these things and pondered them in her heart. (Luke 2:19)

The fourth Joyful Mystery - The Presentation at the Temple

  1. At the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb. And when the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord. (Luke 2:21, 22)
  2. Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. (Luke 2:25)
  3. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ. (Luke 2:26)
  4. Inspired by the Spirit he came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, ... he took him up in his arms and blessed God. (Luke 2:27, 28)
  5. "Lord, now let thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word," (Luke 2:29)
  6. "...for my eyes have seen thy salvation which thou hast prepared in the presence of all peoples." (Luke 2:30,31)
  7. "A light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to thy people Israel." (Luke 2:32)
  8. Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, "Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is spoken against." (Luke 2:34)
  9. "...and a sword will pierce through your own soul also, that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed." (Luke 2:35)
  10. And when they had performed everything according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city, Nazareth. And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him. (Luke 2:39, 40)

The fifth Joyful Mystery - Jesus is found in the Temple

  1. Now His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the Passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom. (Luke 2:41, 42)
  2. When the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it (Luke 2:43)
  3. Supposing him to be in the company they went a day's journey, and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintances; and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking him. (Luke 2:44, 45)
  4. After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. (Luke 2:46)
  5. All who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. (Luke 2:47)
  6. And when they saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously." (Luke 2:48)
  7. And he said to them, "How is it that you sought me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?" (Luke 2:49)
  8. But they did not understand the saying which he spoke to them. (Luke 2:50)
  9. He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart. (Luke 2:51)
  10. And Jesus increased in wisdom, and in stature, and in favor with God and men. (Luke 2:52)

Luminous Mysteries

First Luminous Mystery - The Baptism of Our Lord

  1. Isaiah prophesied: "Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one with whom I am pleased. Upon him I have put my spirit; he shall bring forth justice to the nations." (Isaiah 42: 1)
  2. "He will not cry out, nor shout, nor make his voice heard in the street. A bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not quench. He will faithfully bring forth justice." (Isaiah 42:2-3)
  3. Now John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, `Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.' This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, `The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: "Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight." ' (Matthew 3:1-2)
  4. John wore clothing of camel's hair with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. The people of Jerusalem and all Judea were going out to him with all the region along the Jordan, and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. (Matthew 3:4-6)
  5. He saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, and he said to them, `You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruit worthy of repentance.' (Matthew 3:7-8)
  6. `I baptize you with water for repentance, but one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.' (Matthew 3:11)
  7. His winnowing-fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing-floor and will gather his wheat into the granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.'' (Matthew 3:12)
  8. Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented Him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?" (Matthew 3:13-14)
  9. But Jesus answered him, "Let it be so now; for it is proper for us in this way to fulfill all righteousness." Then he consented. (Matthew 3:15)
  10. When Jesus had been baptized, as He came up from the water suddenly the heavens were opened to Him and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on Him. And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased." (Matthew: 3:16-17)

Second Luminous Mystery - The First Miracle of Jesus at the wedding in Cana

  1. On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and His disciples had also been invited to the wedding. (John 2:1-2)
  2. When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to Him, "They have no wine." (John 2:3)
  3. Jesus said to her, "Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come." (John 2:4)
  4. His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever He tells you." (John 2:5)
  5. Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. (John 2:6)
  6. Jesus told them, "Fill the jars with water." So they filled them to the brim. (John 2:7)
  7. Then He told them, "Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter." So they took it. (John 2:8)
  8. And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine, without knowing where it came from (although the servers who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called the bridegroom. (John 2:9)
  9. [The headwaiter] said to him, "Everyone serves good wine first, and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one; but you have kept the good wine until now." (John 2:10)
  10. Jesus did this as the beginning of His signs in Cana in Galilee and so revealed His glory, and His disciples began to believe in him. (John 2:11)

Third Luminous Mystery - The Proclamation of the Kingdom of Heaven

  1. When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up the mountain; and after He sat down, his disciples came to Him. (Matthew 5:1-2)
  2. Then began to teach them, saying, "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5:3)
  3. "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." (Matthew 5:4)
  4. "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land." (Matthew 5:5)
  5. "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied." (Matthew 5:6)
  6. "Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy." (Matthew 5:7)
  7. "Blessed are the clean in heart, for they will see God." (Matthew 5:8)
  8. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God." (Matthew 5:9)
  9. "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5:10)
  10. "Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you." (Matthew 5:11-12)

Fourth Luminous Mystery - The Transfiguration

  1. Once when Jesus was praying alone, with only the disciples near Him, He asked them, `Who do the crowds say that I am?' They answered, `John the Baptist; but others, Elijah; and still others, that one of the ancient prophets has arisen.' He said to them, `But who do you say that I am?' Peter answered, `The Messiah of God.' (Luke 9:18-20)
  2. Then He said to all, "If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it." (Luke 9:23-24)
  3. Now about eight days after He said this, Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. (Luke 9:28)
  4. And while He was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and His clothes became dazzling white. (Luke 9:29)
  5. And behold, two men were conversing with Him, Moses and Elijah who appeared in glory and spoke of His exodus that He was going to accomplish in Jerusalem. (Luke 9:30-31)
  6. Peter and his companions had been overcome by sleep, but becoming fully awake, they saw His glory and the two men standing with Him. (Luke 9:32)
  7. As they were about to part from Him, Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is good that we are here; let us make three tents, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." But he did not know what he was saying. (Luke 9:33)
  8. While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were terrified as they entered the cloud. (Luke 9:34)
  9. Then from the cloud came a voice that said, "This is my chosen Son; listen to him." (Luke 9:35)
  10. When the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and in those days told no one any of the things they had seen. (Luke 9:36)

Fifth Luminous Mystery - The Institution of the Holy Eucharist

  1. Jesus said to them, "Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. (John 6:53)
  2. The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying, "How can this man give us [his] flesh to eat?" (John 6:52)
  3. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Unlike your ancestors who ate and still died, whoever eats this bread will live forever." (John 6:58)
  4. When the day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread arrived, the day for sacrificing the Passover lamb, He sent out Peter and John, instructing them, "Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover." (Luke 22:7-8)
  5. They asked Him, "Where do you want us to make the preparations?" And He answered them, "When you go into the city, a man will meet you carrying a jar of water. Follow him into the house that he enters and say to the master of the house, 'The teacher says to you, where is the guest room where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?'" (Luke 22:9-11)
  6. "He will show you a large upper room that is furnished. Make the preparations there." So they went and found everything as He had told them; and they prepared the Passover meal. (Luke 22:12-13)
  7. When the hour came, He took his place at the table, and the apostles with Him. He said to them, "I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer, for, I tell you, I shall not eat it again until there is fulfillment in the kingdom of God." (Luke 22:14-16)
  8. Then He took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me." (Luke 22:19)
  9. And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which will be shed for you." (Luke 22:20)
  10. "And yet behold, the hand of the one who is to betray me is with me on the table; for the Son of Man indeed goes as it has been determined; but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed." And they began to debate among themselves who among them would do such a deed. (Luke 22:21-23)

Sorrowful Mysteries

First Sorrowful Mystery - The Agony in the Garden

  1. Jesus came with them to Gethsemane. And sadness overcame him, with great distress. (Matt 26; 36-37)
  2. Then he said, 'My soul is sorrowful to the point of death. Wait here and keep awake with me.' (Matt 26: 38)
  3. Going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, "My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will." (Matt 26: 39)
  4. And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping; and he said to Peter, "So, could you not watch with me one hour? (Matt 26: 40)
  5. Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." (Matt 26: 41)
  6. Again, for the second time, he went away and prayed, "My Father, if this cup cannot pass unless I drink it, thy will be done." (Matt 26: 42)
  7. And again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. So, leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same words. (Matt 26: 43-44)
  8. Then he came to the disciples and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? Behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand." (Matt 26: 45-46)
  9. While he was still speaking, Judas came, ... and with him a great crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the elders of the people... And he came up to Jesus at once and said, "Hail, Master!" And he kissed him. (Matt 26: 47, 49)
  10. Jesus said to him, "Judas, would you betray the Son of man with a kiss?" (Luke 22: 48)

Second Sorrowful Mystery - The Scourging at the Pillar

  1. They had Jesus bound and handed him over to Pilate. Pilate questioned him, 'Are you the king of the Jews?' (Mark 15:1-2)
  2. Jesus answered, "My kingship is not of this world; if my kingship were of this world, my servants would fight, that I might not be handed over to the Jews; but my kingship is not from the world." (John 18: 36)
  3. Pilate said to him, "So you are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears my voice." (John 18: 37)
  4. 'Truth?' said Pilate, 'What is that?' and with that he went out again to the Jews and said, `I find no case against him.' (John 18:38)
  5. Pilate then had Jesus taken away and scourged. (John 19: 1)
  6. Despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows. (Isaiah 53; 3)
  7. Harshly dealt with he bore it humbly, like a lamb that is led to the slaughter house. (Isaiah 53: 7)
  8. Yet he was pierced through for our faults, crushed for our sins. (Isaiah 53: 5a)
  9. Ours were the sufferings he bore, ours the sorrows he carried. (Isaiah 53: 4)
  10. On him lies a punishment that brings us peace, and through his wounds we are healed. (Isaiah 53: 5b)

Third Sorrowful Mystery - The Crowning with Thorns

  1. The soldiers led him away to the Praetorium. They stripped him and put a scarlet robe upon him. (Mk 15: 16-17)
  2. And twisting some thorns into a crown they put it on his head and placed a reed in his right hand. (Matt 27: 29)
  3. Kneeling before him they mocked him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" (Matt 27: 29)
  4. And they spat on him and took the reed and struck him on the head. (Matt 27: 30)
  5. Then Pilate took some water, washed his hands in front of the crowd and said, 'I am innocent of this man's blood. It is your concern.' (Matt 27: 24)
  6. Jesus was brought out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. (John 19: 5)
  7. Behold your king,' said Pilate. 'Take him away!' they said. 'Crucify him!' (John 19: 14-15)
  8. 'Why, what harm has he done?' But they shouted all the louder crucify him!' (Mark 15: 14)
  9. 'Do you want me to crucify your king?' The chief priests answered, 'We have no king except Caesar.' (John 19:15)
  10. So Pilate, anxious to placate the crowd, handed him over to be crucified. (Mark 15: 15)

Fourth Sorrowful Mystery - The Carrying of the Cross

  1. "If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself." (Luke 9: 23)
  2. "Let him take up his cross every day and follow me." (Luke 9: 23)
  3. They took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called the place of a skull, which is called in Hebrew Gol'gotha. (Jn 19: 17)
  4. As they went out, they came upon a man of Cyre'ne, Simon by name; this man they compelled to carry his cross. (Matt 27: 32)
  5. "Shoulder my yoke and learn from me." (Matt 11: 29)
  6. "For I am gentle and humble in heart." (Matt 11: 29)
  7. "And you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden light." (Matt 11: 29-30)
  8. There followed him a great multitude of people, with women who bewailed and lamented him. (Luke 23: 27)
  9. But Jesus turned to them and said, 'Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep rather for yourselves and for your children.' (Luke 23: 28)
  10. "For if they do this when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?" (Luke 23: 31)

Fifth Sorrowful Mystery - The Crucifixion of Jesus

  1. When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him and the criminals there, one on His right, the other on His left. (Luke 23:33)
  2. Jesus said, 'Father, forgive them; they do not know what they are doing.' (Luke 23: 34a)
  3. They divided His garments by casting lots (Lk 23: 34b)
  4. The people stood by and watched; the rulers, meanwhile, sneered at Him and said "He saved others, let Him save Himself if He is the chosen one, the Messiah of God" (Luke 23: 35)
  5. Above Him there was an inscription that read, "This is the King of the Jews." (John 19: 25-26)
  6. Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother and the disciple he loved. (John 19: 25-26)
  7. Jesus said to his mother, 'Woman, behold your son.' Then to the disciple he said, 'Behold your mother.' From that moment the disciple made a place for her in his home. (John 19: 26-27)
  8. It was now about noon, and a darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon...Then the veil of the Temple was torn down the middle. (Lk 23: 44-45)
  9. Jesus cried out in a loud voice, 'Father, into your hands I commend my spirit'; and when He had said this, He breathed His last (Luke 23: 46)
  10. The centurion who witnessed what had happened glorified God and said "This man was innocent beyond doubt." (Lk 23: 47)

Glorious Mysteries

The First Glorious Mystery - The Resurrection of Jesus

  1. 'I tell you most solemnly, you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy.' (John 16:20)
  2. 'For I shall see you again, and your hearts will be full of joy, and that joy no one shall take from you.' (John 16:22)
  3. After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. (Matt 28:1)
  4. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, approached, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it. (Matt 28:2)
  5. His appearance was like lightning and his clothing was white as snow. The guards were shaken with fear of him and became like dead men. (Matt 28:3-4)
  6. Then the angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid! I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified. He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay." (Matt 28:5-6)
  7. Go quickly and tell his disciples, 'He has been raised from the dead, and he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him.' (Matt 28:7)
  8. Then they went away quickly from the tomb, fearful yet overjoyed, and ran to announce this to his disciples. (Matt 28:8)
  9. 'I am the resurrection and the life. If anyone believes in me, even though he dies he will live.' (John 11:25)
  10. 'And whoever lives and believes in me will never die.' (John 11:26)

Second Glorious Mystery - THE ASCENSION

  1. Jesus took them out as far as the outskirts of Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. (Luke 24:50)
  2. He said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.' (Matt 28:18)
  3. 'Go, therefore, make disciples of all the nations.' (Matt 28:19)
  4. 'Baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.' (Matt 28:19)
  5. 'And teach them to observe all the commands I gave you.' (Matt 28:20)
  6. 'He who believes and is baptized will be saved.' (Mark 16:16)
  7. 'He who does not believe will be condemned.' (Mark 16:16)
  8. 'And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.' (Matt 28:20)
  9. As he said this he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight. (Acts 1:9)
  10. And so the Lord Jesus was taken up into heaven: there at the right hand of God he took his place. (Mark 16:19)


  1. When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. (Acts 2:1)
  2. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind,* and it filled the entire house in which they were. (Acts 2:2)
  3. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire,* which parted and came to rest on each one of them. (Acts 2:3)
  4. And they were all filled with the holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues,* as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim. (Acts 2:4)
  5. Now, there were devout men living in Jerusalem from every nation under heaven. At this sound, they gathered in a large crowd, but they were confused because each one heard them speaking in his own language. (Acts 2:5-6)
  6. And Peter stood up with the Eleven and addressed them with a loud voice. (Acts 2:14)
  7. "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38)
  8. He testified with many other arguments, and was exhorting them, "Save yourselves from this corrupt generation." Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand persons were added that day. (Acts 2:40-41)
  9. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created; and you shall renew the face of the earth. (Pentecost Alleluia)
  10. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful: and kindle in them the fire of your love. (Pentecost Alleluia)

Fourth Glorious Mystery - THE ASSUMPTION

  1. 'Come then my love, my lovely one, come.' (Song 2:10)
  2. 'For see, winter is past, the rains are over and gone.' (Song 2:11)
  3. 'Show me your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet and your face is beautiful.' (Song 2:14)
  4. And the sanctuary of God in heaven opened. Then came loud flashes of lightning and peals of thunder. (Rev 11:19)
  5. Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, adorned with the sun. (Rev 12:1)
  6. She was standing on the moon, with the twelve stars on her head for a crown. (Rev 12:1)
  7. All glorious is the king's daughter as she enters, her raiment threaded with gold; In embroidered apparel she is led to the king. (Psalm 45:13,14)
  8. May you be blessed, my daughter, by God Most High, beyond all women on earth. (Judith 13:23)
  9. The trust you have shown shall not pass from the memories of men, but shall ever remind them of the power of God. (Judith 13:25)
  10. You are the glory of Jerusalem! You are the great pride of Israel! You are the highest honor of our people! (Judith 15:10)

Fifth Glorious Mystery - THE CORONATION

  1. Who is this arising like the dawn, fair as the moon, resplendent as the sun? (Song 6:10)
  2. Like the rainbow gleaming against brilliant clouds, like blossoms in the days of spring. (Ecclus 50:7,8)
  3. 'I am the rose of Sharon, I am the lily of the valleys.' (Song 2:1)
  4. 'My throne is in a pillar of cloud, and for eternity I shall remain.' (Ecclus 24:4,9)
  5. 'Approach me, you who desire me, and take your fill of my fruits.' (Ecclus 24:19)
  6. 'I am like a vine putting out graceful shoots, my blossoms are sweeter than honey.' (Ecclus 24:17,20)
  7. 'And now, my children, listen to me; listen to instruction and learn to be wise.' (Prov 8:32,33)
  8. 'Happy are those who keep my ways, who day after day watch my gates.' (Prov 8:32,34)
  9. 'For those who find me find life, and win favor from the Lord.' (Prov 8:35)
  10. Hail Queen of mercy, protect us from the enemy, and receive us at the hour of death. (Queenship of the B.V.M., Gradual)
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Mysteries of the Rosary

The Joyful Mysteries: (Mondays and Saturdays)

  1. The Annunciation of the Lord: The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph... And he came to her and said, "Hail, 0 favored one, the Lord is with you!" -- Luke 1:26-28
  2. The Visitation: In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah... And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb. -- Luke 1:39-41
  3. The Nativity of the Lord: And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. -- Luke 2:7
  4. The Presentation of the Lord: And when the parents brought in the child Jesus ... he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said, "Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word; for mine eyes have seen thy salvation." -- Luke 2:27-30
  5. The Finding in the Temple: After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions; and all who heard him were amazed. -- Luke 2:45-47
  1. The Annunciation - I desire the love of Humility
    Think of the humility of the Blessed Virgen when the Angel Gabriel greeted her with these words: "Hail, full of grace."
  2. The Visitation - I desire charity towards My Neighbor
    Think of the humility of Mary's charity in visiting her cousin Elizabeth and remaining with her for three months before the birth of John the Baptist.
  3. The Nativity of the Lord - I desire for Love of God and to end of Poverty
    Think of the poverty, so lovingly accepted by Mary when she placed the Infant Jesus, our God and Redeemer, in a manger in the stable of Bethlehem.
  4. The Presentation - I desire for a Spirit of Sacrifice
    Think of Mary's obedience to the law of God in presenting the Child Jesus in the temple.
  5. Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple - I desire for Zeal for the Glory of God
    Think of the deep sorrow with which Mary sought the Child Jesus for three days, and the joy with which she found Him in the midst of the Teachers in the Temple.
  1. The Annunciation - The Fruit of this mystery is Humility
    It is appropriate to begin the rosary with the virtue of humility. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that "Humility is the foundation of prayer. Only when we humbly acknowledge that we do not know how to pray as we ought, are we ready to receive freely the gift of prayer. Man is a beggar before God." (CCC 2559)
  2. The Visitation - The Fruit of this mystery is Love of Neighbor
    Mary hastened to her cousin's Elizabeth's house to help her in her time of need. In what ways can we be of service to our own neighbor's today, whether we find that neighbor in our own home, in our community, at work, or on the internet?
  3. The Nativity of the Lord - The Fruit of this mystery is Poverty of Spirit, Detachment from the Things of the World
    We live in a very consumerist culture. This mystery invites us to detach ourselves from our many possessions. What do we truly need and what is excess? What can we share with others?
  4. Presentation - The Fruit of this mystery is Obedience
    Mary and Joseph humbly brought Jesus to the temple in accord with Jewish law. Obedience to God and to others can be very difficult, but offers us the opportunity to subjugate our own will to that of our heavenly Father. Not my will, but God's will be done.
  5. Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple - The Fruit of this mystery is Piety, Joy in finding Jesus
    Piety is dedication to the Church's sacramental life and devotions. Mary and Joseph were surprised to find Jesus in the temple. We, too, should be dedicated to our Church and the sacraments.

The Luminous Mysteries (Thursdays)

  1. The Baptism of Jesus: And when Jesus was baptized, he went up immediately from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove. -- Matthew 3:16
  2. The Wedding Feast of Cana: Jesus said to her, "0 woman, what have you to do with me? My hour has not yet come." His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you." ... This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee. -- John 2:4-5, 11
  3. The Preaching of the Kingdom: Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the gospel." -- Mark 1:14-15
  4. The Transfiguration: And as [Jesus] was praying, the appearance of his countenance was altered, and his raiment became dazzling white... And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!" -- Luke 9:29-35
  5. The Institution of the Eucharist: Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, "Take, eat; this is my body." -- Matthew 26:26-27
  1. The Baptism of Jesus - I desire to live my Baptismal Promises
    Think of Christ's Baptism at the hands of John the Baptist when the Father called Him His Beloved Son and the Holy Spirit descended on Him to invest Him with the mission He was to carry out.
  2. The Miracle at Cana - I desire to do Whatever Jesus says
    Think of Christ's self-manifestation at the wedding at Cana when He changed water into wine and opened the hearts of the disciples to faith, thanks to the intervention of Mary, the first among believers.
  3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God - I desire for God's forgiveness
    Think of Christ's preaching of the Kingdom of God with its call to forgiveness, as He inaugurated the ministry of Mercy, which He continues to exercise until the end of the world, particularly through the sacrament of Reconciliation.
  4. The Transfiguration - I desire to become a new person in Christ
    Think of Christ's Transfiguration when the glory of the Godhead shone forth from His face as the Father commanded the Apostles to listen to Him and experience His Passion and Resurrection and be transfigured by the Holy Spirit.
  5. The Institution of the Eucharist - I desire for Active Participation at Mass
    Think of Christ's institution of the Eucharist, in which He offered His Body and Blood as food under the signs of bread and wine and testified to His love for humanity, for whose sake He would offer Himself in sacrifice.
  1. The Baptism of Jesus - The Fruit of this mystery is Openness to the Holy Spirit
    We each receive the Holy Spirit in a special way in Baptism and again at Confirmation. The gifts of the Holy Spirit are wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord. We need only ask the Holy Spirit for help and help will be provided.
  2. The Miracle at Cana - The Fruit of this mystery is To Jesus through Mary
    Mary encouraged her Son to perform his first miracle at the Wedding at Cana. She simply told the servants to "do whatever he tells you." She helps us in a similar way - always pointing us to her Son and interceding on our behalf. We need only to turn to her and ask for help.
  3. Proclamation of the Kingdom of God - The Fruit of this mystery is Repentance, Trust in God, Desire for holiness
    Jesus spent the active years of his ministry preaching and performing miracles to proclaim the Kingdom of God. He asks us to express sorrow from our sin, turn away from sin, and trust in God.
  4. Transfiguration - The Fruit of this mystery is Desire for Holiness? Acknowledgement of Christ's Divinity
    Jesus gave three of his closest friends a glimpse of His glory at the Transfiguration. We, too, are called to holiness, and to ultimately live in glory in heaven. But, we need to want it and we need to want it more than what the world and the devil attempts to offer us.
  5. Institution of the Eucharist - The Fruit of this mystery is Eucharistic Adoration, Active Participation at Mass
    Jesus gave us the greatest gift in the Eucharist. He gave us His very self. This mystery invites us to appreciate that gift fully and to participate at Mass often

The Sorrowful Mysteries: (Tuesdays and Fridays)

  1. The Agony in the Garden: And going a little farther [Jesus] fell on his face and prayed, "My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt." -- Matthew 26:39
  2. The Scourging: Then [Pilate] released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered him to be crucified. -- Matthew 27:26
  3. The Crowning with Thorns: And they stripped him and put a scarlet robe upon him, and plaiting a crown of thorns they put it on his head, and put a reed in his right hand. -- Matthew 27:28-29
  4. The Carrying of the Cross: And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the robe, and put his own clothes on him, and led him away to crucify him... They came upon a man of Cyrene, Simon by name; this man they compelled to carry his cross. -- Matthew 27:31-32
  5. The Crucifixion: And Jesus cried again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit. And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom; and the earth shook, and the rocks were split. -- Matthew 27:50-51
  1. The Agony in the Garden - I desire for True repentance for my sins
    Think of our Lord Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane, suffering a bitter agony for our sins.
  2. The Scourging at the Pillar - I desire for a Spirit of Mortification
    Think of the cruel scourging at the pillar that our Lord suffered: the heavy blows that tore His flesh.
  3. The Crowning with Thorns - I desire for Moral Courage
    Think of the crown of sharp thorns that was forced upon our Lord's sacred Head and the patience with which He endured the pain for our sins.
  4. The Carrying of the Cross - I desire for the virtue of Patience
    Think of the heavy Cross, so willingly carried by our Lord, and ask Him to help you to carry your crosses without complaint
  5. The Crucifixion and death of our Lord - I desire for the grace of final Perseverance
    Think of the love which filled Christ's Sacred Heart during His three hours of agony on the Cross, and ask Him to be with you at the hour of death.
  1. Agony in the Garden - The Fruit of this mystery is Contrition, Conformity to the Will of God
    Jesus, both fully human and fully divine, suffered immensely in the garden. He knew what was coming and he was terrified. He begged His Father to spare him, but submitted Himself fully to His will. We, too, are called to do this.
  2. Scourging at the Pillar - The Fruit of this mystery is Purity, Mortification (control of one's senses)
    Mortification isn't popular these days, but making small sacrifices and offering them up can be a great help to one's spiritual life. There is an opportunity every day to sacrifice and to suffer in some small way.
  3. Crowning with Thorns - The Fruit of this mystery is Moral Courage
    Jesus remained resolute even as he was being made fun of. Do we have the courage to stand up for our convictions even when we are being laughed at? Whose opinion matters more - God's or those who surround us?
  4. Carrying of the Cross - The Fruit of this mystery is Patience
    Patience is something we all seem to have difficulty with. Jesus patiently carried his cross through the streets of Jerusalem on the way to his Crucifixion. We can look to him for help when we are tempted to lose our patience.
  5. Crucifixion - The Fruit of this mystery is Salvation, Self-Denial, Perseverance
    Jesus gave up everything for us on the cross. His took on the sins of the world, past, present, and future, and died for our salvation. We need to be so thankful for that gift. At the same time, when we are asked to die to ourselves and put others first, we can look to the cross for the example of total self-giving.

The Glorious Mysteries: (Wednesdays and Sundays)

  1. The Resurrection: Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not know the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. -- John 20:8
  2. The Ascension of the Lord He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you." ... When he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. -- Acts 1:7-9
  3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit: There appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. -- Acts 2:3-4
  4. The Assumption of Our Blessed Mother: For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. -- 1 Thessalonians 4:14
  5. The Crowning of Mary as Queen of Heaven A great portent appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. -- 1 Revelation 12:1
  1. The Resurrection - I desire for a strong Faith
    Think of Christ's glorious triumph when, on the third day after His death, He arose from the tomb and for forty days appeared to His Blessed Mother and to His disciples.
  2. The Ascension - I desire for the virtue of Hope
    Think of the Ascension of Jesus Christ, forty days after His glorious Resurrection, in the presence of Mary and His disciples.
  3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit - I desire for Zeal for the Glory of God
    Think of the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Mary and the Apostles, under the form of tongues of fire, in fulfillment of Christ's promise.
  4. The Assumption of Mary - I desire for the grace of a Happy death
    Think of the glorious Assumption of Mary into Heaven, when she was united with her Divine Son.
  5. The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary - I desire for a greater love for Mary
    Think of the glorious crowning of Mary as Queen of Heaven by her Divine Son, to the great joy of all the Saints.
  1. The Resurrection - The Fruit of this mystery is Faith
    It takes great faith to believe that Jesus rose from the dead and that we, too, shall rise. As Jesus told his apostles, "Blessed are that who have not seen, and yet believe." This mystery offers us help in maintaining that faith. "Lord, I believe. Please help my unbelief!"
  2. The Ascension - The Fruit of this mystery is Hope, Desire for Heaven
    We hope for a world that is better than this one. We desire to live forever with Jesus in heaven. May that hope help shape our lives here on Earth.
  3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit - The Fruit of this mystery is Wisdom, Love of God
    The disciples were scared. They huddled together in that upper room not sure of what to do. Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon them and they were ready to go out and give their very lives in service to God. May the Holy Spirit also grant us that wisdom and love of God.
  4. The Assumption of Mary - The Fruit of this mystery is Devotion to Mary, Happy death
    Mary was brought up to heaven body and soul. We are devoted to her because of her relationship to her Son and because God saw fit to raise her up. "Blessed are you among women and Blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus."
  5. The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary - The Fruit of this mystery is Eternal Happiness, Perseverance
    Mary is the Queen of Heaven, enjoying forever her rightful place next to her Son. May we one day share in her happiness.
  1. A person's life is patterned on the life of Jesus. Jesus was conceived, born, grew in grace, wisdom and age. As an adult, He worked at a trade, carried on His ministry with difficulty. He suffered, died and was buried. Let us reflect on the mystery of suffering. Jesus suffered a bitter agony and the cruel scourging to lead us on the way to the Father. Let our prayer intention be that , having accepted the suffering of life, may be at peace with the Lord.
  2. Now let us consider how Jesus willingly bore our sins when He was crowned with thorns, carried His cross to Calvary and was then crucified on the cross in a supreme act of love. Let our intention be that having carried his/her cross, may now share the glory of a true disciple.
  3. Now let us reflect on the Glorious Mystery of Jesus rising from the dead. Jesus said: I am the Resurrection and the life, whoever believes in Me, though he should die, will come to life. This is the glory of Easter and of our faith; that we too will be raised to glory. Let our intention be that , having believed in the Lord is now with Him in glory.
  4. Now let us contemplate the Ascension of Jesus into heaven and His sending us the Holy Spirit. Before Jesus returned to the Father, He promised the Apostles and all disciples present and future, that He was returning to the Father to prepare a place for them, that He would send His Spirit to guide them and that He would be with them until the end of time. Let our intention be that 's family and all others who mourn loved ones, be assured that they have reached the place that Jesus prepared for them.
  5. Now let us reflect on the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in our Christian life by considering the meaning of her Assumption into Heaven and her Coronation as Queen of Heaven. Mary is honored by God and all humankind. She was the most perfect disciple and the model of all the saints. Because of her perfect faith and obedience, her standing at the foot of the cross of Jesus; all Catholics believe she was assumed into Heaven, and was honored not only by God, but by all the angels and saints as well. We don't know exactly what her reward was but in our finite way, we say she was crowned with Glory and honor. Her crown of sparking jewels is a symbol of her reward. Let our intention be that also receives the reward of his/her faith.