The Rosary is
the story of the New Testament. Through
the beads we follow the life of Mary
& Jesus. We follow Mary from the
day the Archangel Gabriel came to ask
her to become the Mother of Christ,
to the day she was crowned Queen of
heaven. We follow Jesus from the moment
the Holy Spirit came down on Mary, through
his childhood, his cruel death on the
cross, the joy of Easter when he rose
from the dead, to the day he ascended
to heaven in glory.
The Holy Rosary
is considered a perfect prayer because
within it lies the awesome story of
our salvation. With the Rosary we mediate
the mysteries of joy, of sorrow &
the glory of Jesus. It’s a simple
prayer, humble so much like Mary. It’s
a prayer we can all say together with
Her, the Mother of God. With the Hail
Mary we invite her to pray for us. Our
Lady always grants our request. She
joins her prayers to ours. Therefore
it becomes even more useful because
what Mary asks She always receives.
Jesus can never say no to whatever his
mother asks for. In every apparition
the Heavenly Mother has invited us to
say the Rosary as a powerful weapon
against evil, to bring us to true peace.
With your prayers
together with Your heavenly Mother,
you can obtain the great gift of bringing
about a change of hearts & conversion.
The Rosary is such a tremendously powerful
weapon against Satan, that armed with
the Rosary in our hearts, and the beads
in our hands, we can even stop wars.
During the Month
of May we ask parishioners and especially
families to recite the Rosary in honour
of our Blessed Mother. Mary waits for
your prayers. If you speak to her she
always listens. She is our mother. When
you pray the Rosary, begin by telling
Mary what you would like her to use
your prayers for—and then think
about the stories that are hidden in
In Oct 2002 Pope
John Paul 11 added the ‘Mysteries
of Light’ to the Holy Rosary,
calling us to pray the rosary daily;
for our families—and world peace.
There are twenty mysteries reflected
upon in the Rosary and these are divided
into the Five Joyful Mysteries, the
Five Mysteries of Light, the Five Sorrowful
Mysteries and the Five Glorious Mysteries.
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
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
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
the communion of Saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body and life
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
6. Say ten "Hail
Marys," while meditating
on the Mystery.
7. Say the "Glory
be to the Father."
Announce the Second Mystery; then
say the "Our Father." Repeat
6 and 7 and continue with Third, Fourth
and Fifth Mysteries in the same manner.
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
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