the Sign of the Cross and say the "Apostles'
The Apostles' 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;
the third day He arose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven, and sits 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
the communion of Saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.
2. Say the "Our
3. Say three "Hail
4. Say the "Glory
be to the Father."
5. Announce the First Mystery;
then say the "Our Father."
6. Say ten "Hail
Marys," while meditating on the
7. Say the "Glory be to
Announce the Second Mystery; then say the
"Our Father." Repeat 6 and 7 and continue
with Third, Fourth and Fifth Mysteries in the
After the Rosary:
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!
V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
R. 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 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.
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 who have most need
of your mercy."
suggested by the Pope John Paul II the Joyful
mysteries are said on Monday and Saturday, the
Luminous on Thursday, the Sorrowful on Tuesday
and Friday, and the Glorious on Wednesday and
Sunday (with this exception: Sundays of Christmas
season - The Joyful; Sundays of Lent - Sorrowful)