Holy Rosary

The Holy Rosary is prayed Monday through Friday after daily Mass and Saturday after the 4:00 p.m. vigil Mass.


The Rosary and other Prayers to Our Lady

The Catholic rosary is a devotion dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, the Mother of God (CCC 971). The rosary consists of fifteen decades. Each decade focuses upon a particular mystery in the life of Christ and his Blessed Mother. It is customary to say five decades at a time, while meditating upon one set of mysteries.

Joyful Mysteries
I.   The Annunciation
II.  The Visitation
III. The Birth of our Lord
IV. The Presentation of our Lord
V.  The Finding of our Lord in the Temple

Sorrowful Mysteries
I.   The Agony in the Garden
II.  The Scourging at the Pillar
III. The Crowning with Thorns
IV. The Carrying of the Cross
V.  The Crucifixion and Death of our Lord

Glorious Mysteries
I.   The Resurrection
II.  The Ascension
III. The Descent of the Holy Spirit
IV The Assumption of our Blessed Mother into Heaven
V. The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth

Hail Holy Queen
Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our light, 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 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.

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, we turn to thee, O Virgin of virgins, our Mother. To thee we come, before thee we stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, do not despise our petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer us. Amen.

The Angelus
The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.   And she conceived of the Holy Spirit. (Hail Mary . . .) Behold the handmaid of the Lord.   Be it done unto me according to thy word. (Hail Mary …) And the Word was made flesh.   And dwelt among us. (Hail Mary …) Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.  That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Let us pray: Pour forth, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy grace into our hearts; that, we to whom the incarnation of Christ, thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by his passion and cross, be brought to the glory of his resurrection, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.