Opening Prayers

The Apostles’ Creed

All: 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.


Our Father, three Hail Marys, Glory Be

Mysteries of the Rosary

  • Announce the First Mystery; then say the “Our Father.”
  • Say ten “Hail Marys,” while meditating on the Mystery.
  • Say the “Glory be to the Father.”
  • After each decade say the following prayer requested by the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima:

“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.”

The Five Joyful Mysteries are traditionally prayed on Mondays, Saturdays, and, during the season of Advent, on Sundays:

  1. The Annunciation
  2. The Visitation
  3. The Nativity
  4. The Presentation in the Temple
  5. The Finding in the Temple

The Five Sorrowful Mysteries are traditionally prayed on Tuesdays, Fridays, and, during the season of Lent, on Sundays:

  1. The Agony in the Garden
  2. The Scourging at the Pillar
  3. The Crowning with Thorns
  4. The Carrying of the Cross
  5. The Crucifixion and Death

The Five Glorious Mysteries are traditionally prayed on Wednesdays and, outside the seasons of Advent and Lent, on Sundays:

  1. The Resurrection
  2. The Ascension
  3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit
  4. The Assumption
  5. The Coronation of Mary

The Five Luminous Mysteries are traditionally prayed on Thursdays:

  1. The Baptism of Christ in the Jordan
  2. The Wedding Feast at Cana
  3. Jesus’ Proclamation of the Coming of the Kingdom of God
  4. The Transfiguration
  5. The Institution of the Eucharist

Closing Prayers

Hail Holy Queen

All: 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!

Leader: Pray for us O Holy Mother of God,

All: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Leader: Let us pray.

All: 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
on 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.


Rosarium Virginis Mariae, 21 6 John 1:29 (NAB) 7 John 2:3 (NAB) 8 John 2:5 (NAB) 9 Mark 1:15 (NAB)