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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Rosary

How To Pray The Rosary - The purpose of the Rosary is to help keep in memory certain principal events or mysteries in the history of our salvation, and to thank and praise God for them. There are twenty mysteries reflected upon in the Rosary, and these are divided into the five JOYFUL MYSTERIES, the five LUMINOUS MYSTERIES, the five SORROWFUL MYSTERIES, and the five GLORIOUS MYSTERIES.
1.    Make the Sign of the Cross and say the "Apostles' Creed."
2.    Say the "Our Father."
3.    Say three "Hail Marys."
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 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 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."
To begin the Rosary make the Sign of the Cross and say the Apostles Creed.
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 Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting. Amen.
Say an 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. And 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
Say three Hail Marys:
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst 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
Hail Mary…
Hail Mary…
Say a 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.


The Joyful Mysteries
Announce the First Joyful Mystery
THE ANNUNCIATION
Desired Spiritual Fruit: Humility
Then say one Our Father and ten Hail Marys one after each scripture reading
1.    “The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a virgin, and the virgin's name was Mary.” (Luke 1: 26, 27)
2.    "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women." (Luke 1:28)
3.    “When she heard him she was troubled at his word, and kept pondering what manner of greeting this might be.” (Luke 1:29)
4.    “And the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid Mary for you have found grace with God.’ " (Luke 1:30)
5.    "Behold, you shall conceive in your womb and shall bring forth a son, and you shall call His name Jesus." (Luke 1:31)
6.    "He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High: and of His Kingdom there shall be no end." (Luke 1:32-33)
7.    “But Mary said to the angel, ‘How shall this happen, since I do not know man?’ " (Luke 1:34)
8.    "The Holy Spirit shall come upon you and the power of the Most High shall overshadow you." (Luke 1:35)
9.    "And therefore the Holy One to be born shall be called the Son of God." (Luke 1:35)
10.                    "Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord: be it done to me according to your word." (Luke 1:38)
Say a Glory Be followed by:
"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."
Announce the Second Joyful Mystery
Then say one Our Father and ten Hail Marys one after each scripture reading
THE VISITATION
Desired Spiritual Fruit: Love of Neighbor
1.    “During those days Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.” (Luke 1:39-40) 
2.    “When Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe in her womb leapt. And she was filled with the Holy Spirit.” (Luke 1:41)
3.    “And she cried out, ‘Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb!’" (Luke 1:42)
4.    "And blessed is she who has believed, because the things promised her by the Lord shall be accomplished." (Luke 1:45)
5.    “And Mary said, ‘My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my savior; for He has regarded the lowliness of His handmaid.’" (Luke 1:46-48)
6.    "For behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed; for He who is mighty has done great things for me." (Luke 1:48-49)
7.    "And holy is His name: and His mercy is from generation to generation on those who fear Him." (Luke 1:49-50)
8.    "He has shown might with His arm, He has scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart." (Luke 1:51)
9.    "He has put down the mighty from their thrones, and has exalted the lowly." (Luke 1:52)
10.        "He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent away empty.  He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his offspring forever.” (Luke 1:53-55)
Say a Glory Be followed by:
"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."
Announce the Third Joyful Mystery
Then say one Our Father and ten Hail Marys one after each scripture reading
THE NATIVITY
Desired Spiritual Fruit: Poverty of Spirit
1.    “It came to pass while they were in Bethlehem, that the days for her to be delivered were fulfilled.” (Luke 2:6)
2.    “And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes.” (Luke 2:7)
3.    “And she laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” (Luke 2:7)
4.    “And there were shepherds in the same district. And behold an angel of the Lord stood by them.” (Luke 2:8-9)
5.    "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which shall be to all the people." (Luke 2:10)
6.    "For today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you, who is Christ, the Lord." (Luke 2:11)
7.    "Glory to God in the Highest, and on earth peace to men of good will." (Luke 2:14)
8.    “And behold, Magi came from the East, and entering they found the child with Mary His mother.”  (Matt. 2:11)
9.    “And falling down they worshipped Him and they offered Him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.” (Matt. 2:11)
10.        “And Mary kept in mind all these things, pondering them in her heart.  (Luke 2:19)
Say a Glory Be followed by:
"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."
Announce the Fourth Joyful Mystery
Then say one Our Father and ten Hail Marys one after each scripture reading
THE PRESENTATION
Desired Spiritual Fruit: Purity of mind and body
1.    “According to the Law of Moses, they took Jesus up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord.” (Luke 2:32)
2.    “Now there was in Jerusalem a man named Simeon, and this man was just and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel.” (Luke 2:25)
3.    “And it had been revealed to him that he should not see death before he had seen the Christ of the Lord.” (Luke 2:26)
4.    “And when they brought in the child Jesus, he received Him into his arms  and blessed God.” (Luke 2:27-28)
5.    “And He said, ‘Now You can dismiss Your servant, O Lord, according to Your word, in peace.’" (Luke 2:29)
6.    "Because my eyes have seen Your salvation, which You have prepared before the face of all peoples." (Luke 2:30-31)
7.    "A light of revelation to the Gentiles, and a glory for Your people, Israel."  (Luke 2:32)
8.    “And he said to Mary, ‘Behold, this child is destined for the fall and for the rise of many in Israel, and for a sign that shall be contradicted.’" (Luke 2:34)
9.    "And your own soul a sword shall pierce, that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed."  (Luke 2:35)
10.        “And they returned to Nazareth. And the child grew and became strong, and the grace of God was upon Him.” (Luke 2:39)
Say a Glory Be followed by:
"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."
Announce the Fifth Joyful Mystery
Then say one Our Father and ten Hail Marys one after each scripture reading
THE FINDING OF JESUS IN THE TEMPLE
Spiritual Fruit: Obedience
1.    “When Jesus was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast.” (Luke 2:42)
2.    “And when they were returning, the boy Jesus remained in Jerusalem, and His parents did not know it.” (Luke 2:43)
3.    “They returned to Jerusalem in search of Him. And after three days, they found Him in the temple.” (Luke 2:45-46)
4.    “He was sitting in the midst of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.” (Luke 2:46)
5.    “And all who were listening to Him were amazed at His understanding and His answers.” (Luke 2:47)
6.    "Son, why have You done this to us?  Behold, in sorrow Your father and I have been seeking You." (Luke 2:48)
7.    "How is it that you sought Me?  Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?"  (Luke 2:49)
8.    “And they did not understand the word that He spoke to them.” (Luke 2:51)
9.    “And He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them.” (Luke 2:51)
10.        “And Jesus advanced in wisdom and age and grace before God and man.” (Luke 2:52)
Say a Glory Be followed by:
"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."


The Luminous Mysteries
Announce the First Luminous Mystery
Then say one Our Father and ten Hail Marys one after each scripture reading
THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD
Desired Spiritual Fruit: Gratitude for the gift of Faith
1.    “In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the desert of Judea and saying ‘Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.’ ” (Matt. 3:1-2)
2.    “Then people from Jerusalem, all of Judea, and all the region around the Jordan went out to him.  They were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins.” (Matt. 3:5-6)
3.    “I indeed baptize you with water for repentance. But he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to bear.” (Matt. 3:11)
4.    “He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” (Matt. 3:11)
5.    “Then Jesus came from Galilee to John, at the Jordan, to be baptized by him.” (Matt. 3:13)
6.    “But John would have hindered him, saying, ‘I need to be baptized by you, and you come to me?’ ” (Matt. 3:14)
7.    “But Jesus, answering, said to him, ‘Allow it now, for this is the fitting way for us to fulfill all righteousness.’  Then he allowed him.” (Matt. 3:15)
8.    “Jesus, when he was baptized, went up directly from the water: and behold, the heavens were opened to him.” (Matt. 3:16)
9.    “He saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming on him.”  (Matt. 3:16)
10.        “A voice out of the heavens said, ‘This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.’ ” (Matt. 3:17)
Say a Glory Be followed by:
"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."
Announce the Second Luminous Mystery
Then say one Our Father and ten Hail Marys one after each scripture reading
THE WEDDING OF CANA
Desired Spiritual Fruit: Fidelity
1.    “There was a marriage in Cana of Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there.” (John 2:1)
2.    “Jesus also was invited, with his disciples, to the marriage. When the wine ran out, Jesus’ mother said to him, ‘They have no wine.’ ” (John 2:2-3)
3.    “Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, what does that have to do with you and me? My hour has not yet come.’ ” (John 2:4)
4.    “His mother said to the attendants, ‘Do whatever he tells you.’ ” (John 2:5)
5.    “Now six stone water-jars were placed there, after the Jewish manner of purification [each holding two or three measures (20-30 gallons).” (John 2:6)
6.    “Jesus said to them, ‘Fill the jars with water.’ And they filled them to the brim.” (John 2:7)
7.    “And Jesus said to them, ‘Now draw from it, and carry it to the chief steward of the feast.’ And they took it to him.” (John 2:8)
8.    “Then, when the chief steward had tasted the water made into wine, since he did not know where it was from, for only the servants who had drawn the water knew, the chief steward called the bridegroom.” (John 2:9)
9.    “And He said to him, ‘Everyone serves the good wine first, and when the guests have drunk freely, then that which is worse. But You have kept the good wine until now!’ ” (John 2:10)
10.        “This was the beginning of the signs that Jesus accomplished in Cana of Galilee, and it manifested his glory, and his disciples believed in him.” (John 2:11)
Say a Glory Be followed by:
"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."
Announce the Third Luminous Mystery
Then say one Our Father and ten Hail Marys one after each scripture reading
THE PROCLAMATION OF THE KINGDOM
Desired Spiritual Fruit: Desire for Holiness
1.    “Jesus came into Galilee preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom 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)
2.    “Unless a man be born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” (John 3:5)
3.    “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven” (Matt 5:3)
4.    “Blessed are they who suffer persecution for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.” (Matt 5:10)
5.    “Unless your righteousness exceeds that of the Scribes and Pharisees, you shall not enter the Kingdom of Heaven.” (Matt 5:20)
6.    “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls. When he finds a single pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it.” (Matt 13:45-46)
7.    “Amen I say to you, unless you turn and become like little children you will not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.” (Matt 18:3)
8.    “Children, how hard it is for those that trust in riches to enter the Kingdom of God!”  (Mark 10:24)
9.    “I must proclaim the Kingdom of God, for this is why I have been sent” (Luke 4:43)
10.        “My Kingdom is not of this world.” (John 18:36)
Say a Glory Be followed by:
"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."
Announce the Fourth Luminous Mystery
Then say one Our Father and ten Hail Marys one after each scripture reading
THE TRANSFIGURATION
Desired Spiritual Fruit: Spiritual Courage
1.    “Jesus took Peter, James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain by themselves and was transfigured before them.” (Matt 17:1)
2.    “And his face shone as the sun and his garments became white as snow.” (Matt 17:2)
3.    “And behold there appeared to them Moses and Elijah talking together with him.” (Matt 17:3)
4.    “Now Peter and his companions were heavy with sleep. But when they were fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men who were standing with him.” (Luke 9:32)
5.    “Then Peter addressed Jesus saying ‘Lord it is good for us to be here. Let us set up three tents here, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah’ ”. (Matt 17:4)
6.    “As he was still speaking, behold a bright cloud overshadowed them.” (Matt 17:5)
7.    “And behold a voice out of the cloud said ‘This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear him.’ ” (Matt 17:5)
8.    “And on hearing it the disciples fell on their faces and were exceedingly afraid.” (Matt 17:6)
9.    “And Jesus came near and touched them and said to them, ‘Arise, and do not be afraid.’ ” (Matt 17:7)
10.        “And suddenly looking round, they no longer saw anyone with them but only Jesus.” (Mark 9:8)
Say a Glory Be followed by:
"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."


Announce the Fifth Luminous Mystery
Then say one Our Father and ten Hail Marys one after each scripture reading
THE INSTITUTION OF THE EUCHARIST
Desired Spiritual Fruit: Love of our Eucharistic Lord
1.    “Jesus said ‘I am the bread of life’ ”. (John 6:35)
2.    “He who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst.”  (John 6:35)
3.    “He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has life everlasting and I shall raise him up on the last day.” (John 6:54)
4.    “For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed”. (John 6:56)
5.    “And while they were at supper, Jesus took bread and blessed and broke it, and gave it to his disciples”… (Matt 26:26)
6.    “This is my body which is being given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” (Luke 22:19)
7.    “And taking a cup, he gave thanks and gave it to them”…(Matt 26:27)
8.    “This is my blood of the new covenant which shall be shed for many.”  (Mark 14:24)
9.    “Do this as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” (1 Cor 11:25)
10.        “For as often as you shall eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord, until he comes.” (1 Cor 11:26)
Say a Glory Be followed by:
"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."


The Sorrowful Mysteries
Announce the First Sorrowful Mystery
Then say one Our Father and ten Hail Marys one after each scripture reading
THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN
Desired Spiritual Fruit: God's will be done
1.    “Jesus came with them to Gethsemane and He began to be saddened and exceedingly troubled.” (Matt. 26:36-37)
2.    “Then He said to them, ‘My soul is sad, even unto death. Wait here and watch with Me.’ ” (Matt. 6:38)
3.    “And going forward a little, He fell on the ground and began to pray.”  (Mark 14:35)
4.    "Father, if Thou art willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will but Thine be done." (Luke 22:42)
5.    “And there appeared to Him an angel from Heaven to strengthen Him.”  (Luke 22:43)
6.    “And falling into an agony He prayed the more earnestly.” (Luke 22:43)
7.    “And His sweat became as drops of blood running down upon the ground.” (Luke 22:44)
8.    “Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping. And He said, ‘Could you not, then, watch one hour with me?’ " (Matt. 26:40)
9.    "Watch and pray, that you may not enter into temptation." (Matt. 26:41)
10.        "The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." (Matt. 26:41)
Say a Glory Be followed by:
"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."
Announce the Second Sorrowful Mystery
Then say one Our Father and ten Hail Marys one after each scripture reading
THE SCOURGING AT THE PILLAR
Desired Spiritual Fruit: Mortification of the senses
1.    “They bound Jesus and delivered Him to Pilate. And Pilate asked Him, ‘Art thou the king of the Jews?’ " (Mark 15:1-2)
2.    Jesus answered, "My Kingdom is not of this world.  But thou sayest it; I am a king." (John 18:36-37)
3.    "This is why I was born, and why I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth." (John 18:37)
4.    “Then Pilate said, ‘I find no guilt in this man. I will therefore chastise Him and release Him.’ " (Luke 23:4, 16)
5.    “Pilate then took Jesus and had Him scourged.” (John 19:1)
6.    “Oppressed and condemned, He was taken away, a man of suffering.” (Isa. 53:8, 3)
7.    “Though He was harshly treated, He submitted, like a lamb led to the slaughter.” (Isa. 53:7)
8.    “He was pierced for our offenses, crushed for our sins.” (Isa. 53:5)
9.    “It was our infirmities that He bore, our sufferings, that He endured.”  (Isa. 53:4)
10.        “Upon Him was the chastisement that makes us whole, by His stripes we are healed." (Isa. 53:5)
Say a Glory Be followed by:
"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."
Announce the Third Sorrowful Mystery
Then say one Our Father and ten Hail Marys one after each scripture reading
THE CROWNING WITH THORNS
Desired Spiritual Fruit: Reign of Christ in our heart
1.    “My sacrifice is a humble spirit, O God.” (Psalms 51:17)
2.    "They stripped off His clothes.” (Matt. 11:27-28)
3.    “They dressed Him up in purple, twisted some thorns into a crown and put it on Him.” (Mark 15:17)
4.    ”And they began saluting Him: ‘Hail! King of the Jews!’ " (Mark 15:18)
5.    "They beat Him over the head with a stick, spat on Him, fell on their knees, and bowed down to Him.” (Mark 15:19)
6.    “Pilate came outside and said to them. Look, I am going to bring Him out to you to let you see I find no case.” (John 19:4)
7.    “Here is the Man. The crowd responded: Crucify Him! Crucify Him!” (John 19:5-6)
8.    “Re-entering the Praetorium, he said to Jesus, Where do You come from? But Jesus made no answer.” (John 19:8)
9.    “Here is your king, said Pilate to the Jews. The crowd responded: Crucify Him! Do you want me to crucify your king? The crowd responded: We have no king except Caesar.” (John 19:15)
10.        “He is starting a riot among the people all through Judea with His teaching. He began in Galilee, and now has come here.” (Luke 23:5)
Say a Glory Be followed by:
"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."
Announce the Fourth Sorrowful Mystery
Then say one Our Father and ten Hail Marys one after each scripture reading
THE CARRYING OF THE CROSS
Desired Spiritual Fruit: Patient bearing of trials
1.    "If anyone wishes to come after Me let him deny himself." (Luke 9:23)
2.    "And take up his cross daily, and follow Me." (Luke 9:23)
3.    “And bearing the cross for Himself, He went forth to the place called ‘The Skull.’ " (John 19:17)
4.    “And they laid hold of a certain Simon of Cyrene, and upon him they laid the cross to bear it after Jesus.” (Luke 23:26)
5.    "Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me." (Matt. 11:29)
6.    "For I am meek, and humble of 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.    “Now there was following Him a great crowd of people, and of women, who were bewailing and lamenting Him.” (Luke 23:27)
9.    “Jesus, turning to them, said, ‘Do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.’ " (Luke 23:28)
10.        "For if in the case of the green wood they do these things, what is to happen in the case of the dry?" (Luke 23:31)
Say a Glory Be followed by:
"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."
Announce the Fifth Sorrowful Mystery
Then say one Our Father and ten Hail Marys one after each scripture reading
THE CRUCIFIXION
Desired Spiritual Fruit: Pardoning of Injuries
1.    “And when they came to the place called ‘The Skull,’ ” they crucified Him.” (Luke 23:33)
2.    “And Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.’ " (Luke 23:34)
3.    “And one of the robbers crucified with Him said, ‘Lord, remember me when Thou comest into Thy Kingdom.’” (Matt. 27:44; Luke  23:39, 42)
4.    “And Jesus said to him ‘Amen I say to thee this day thou shalt be with Me in paradise.’” (Luke 23:43)
5.    “And Jesus saw His mother and the disciple standing by, whom He loved.”  (John 19:26)
6.    “And He said to His mother, ‘Woman, behold thy son.’ Then He said to His disciple, ‘Behold thy mother.’” (John 19:26-27)
7.    “And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.” (John 19:27)
8.    “And the sun was darkened, and the earth quaked, and the curtain of the temple was torn in two.” (Luke 23:45; Matt. 27:51)
9.    “And Jesus cried out with a loud voice and said, ‘Father, into Thy hands I commend My spirit.’” (Luke 23:45)
10.        “And bowing His head, He expired.” (John 19:30; Luke 23:46)
Say a Glory Be followed by:
"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."
The Glorious Mysteries
Announce the First Glorious Mystery
Then say one Our Father and ten Hail Marys one after each scripture reading
THE RESURRECTION
Desired Spiritual Fruit: Faith
1.    "Amen, amen, I say to you, that you shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy." (John 16:20)
2.    "For I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no one shall take from you."  (John 16:22)
3.    “At early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared.”  (Luke 24:1)
4.    “And behold, an angel of the Lord came down from Heaven, and drawing near rolled back the stone.” (Matt. 28:2)
5.    "Do not be afraid; for I know that you seek Jesus, who was crucified." (Matt. 28:5)
6.    "He is not here, but has risen. Behold the place where they laid Him."  (Luke 24:6; Mark 16:6)
7.    "And behold, He goes before you into Galilee; there you shall see Him." (Matt. 28:7)
8.    “And they departed quickly from the tomb in fear and great joy.”  (Matt. 28:8)
9.    "I am the Resurrection and the Life; he who believes in Me, even if he die, shall live." (John 11:25)
10.        "And whoever believes in Me shall never die." (John 11:26)
Say a Glory Be followed by:
"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."
Announce the Second Glorious Mystery
Then say one Our Father and ten Hail Marys one after each scripture reading
THE ASCENSION
Desired Spiritual Fruit: Christian Hope
1.    “Now He led them out toward Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them.” (Luke 24:50)
2.    “He said, ‘All power in Heaven and on earth has been given to Me.’”  (Matt. 28:18)
3.    "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations;" (Matt. 28:19)
4.    "Baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit;" (Matt. 28:19)
5.    "Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you."  (Matt. 28:20)
6.    "He who believes and is baptized shall be saved." (Mark 16:16)
7.    "But he who does not believe shall be condemned." (Mark 16:16)
8.    "And behold, I am with you all days, even unto the consummation of the world." (Matt. 28:20)
9.    “And it came to pass as He blessed them, that He parted from them.” (Luke 24:51)
10.        “And was taken up into Heaven, and sits at the right hand of God.” (Mark 16:19)
Say a Glory Be followed by:
"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."
Announce the Third Glorious Mystery
Then say one Our Father and ten Hail Marys one after each scripture reading
THE DESCENT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Desired Spiritual Fruit: Gifts of the Holy Spirit
1.    “When the days of Pentecost were drawing to a close, they were all together in one place.” (Acts 2:1)
2.    “And suddenly there came a sound from Heaven, as of a violent wind blowing.” (Acts 2:2)
3.    “And there appeared to them parted tongues as of fire, which settled upon each of them.”  (Acts 2:3)
4.    “And they were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak of the wonderful works of God.” (Acts 2:4, 11)
5.    “Now there were staying in Jerusalem devout Jews from every nation under Heaven.” (Acts 2:5)
6.    “And Peter, standing up with the Eleven, lifted up his voice and spoke to them.”  (Acts 2:14)
7.    "Repent and be baptized; and you will receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit." (Acts 2:38)
8.    “Now they who received his word were baptized and there were added that day about three thousand souls.” (Acts 2:41)
9.    “Send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created; and Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.”  (Ps. 103:30)
10.        “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.”  (Luke 12:32)
Say a Glory Be followed by:
"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."


Announce the Fourth Glorious Mystery
Then say one Our Father and ten Hail Marys one after each scripture reading
THE ASSUMPTION
Desired Spiritual Fruit: To Jesus through Mary
1.    “Blessed art thou, O daughter, by the Lord the most high God, above all women on earth.” (Judith 13:23)
2.    “For He has so magnified thy name this day, that thy praise shall not depart out of the mouths of men.” (Judith 13:25)
3.    “In every nation which shall hear thy name, the God of Israel shall be magnified on occasion of thee.” (Judith 13:31)
4.    “Thou art the glory of Jerusalem, thou art the joy of Israel, thou art the honor of our people.” (Judith 15:10)
5.    “Hear, O daughter, and see; turn your ear, for the king shall desire your beauty.” (Ps. 44:11-1 2)
6.    “And the temple of God in Heaven was opened, and there came flashes of lightning, and peals of thunder.” (Rev. 11:19)
7.    “And a great sign appeared in Heaven: a woman clothed with the sun.” (Rev.12:1)
8.    “And the moon was under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.” (Rev. 12:1)
9.    “All glorious is the king's daughter as she enters; her raiment is threaded with spun gold.”  (Ps.  44:14)
10.        “Sing to the Lord a new song, for He has done wondrous deeds.” (Ps. 97:1)
Say a Glory Be followed by:
"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."
Announce the Fifth Glorious Mystery
Then say one Our Father and ten Hail Marys one after each scripture reading
THE CORONATION
Desired Spiritual Fruit: Grace of Final Perseverance
1.    “Who is this that comes forth like the dawn, as beautiful as the moon, as resplendent as the sun?”  (Cant. 6:10)
2.    “Like the rainbow appearing in the cloudy sky; like the blossoms on the branches in springtime.” (Sir. 50:8-9)
3.    “I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope.” (Sir. 24:24)
4.    “In me is all grace of the way and of truth, in me is all hope of life and of virtue.” (Sir. 24:25)
5.    “Come to me, all you that yearn for me, and be filled with my fruits.”  (Sir. 24:26)
6.    “You will remember me as sweeter than honey, better to have than the honeycomb.” (Sir. 24:27)
7.    “So now, children, listen to me; instruction and wisdom do not reject!”  (Prov. 8:32-33)
8.    “Happy are those who keep my ways, watching daily at my gates.”  (Prov. 8:33-34)
9.    “For he who finds me finds life, and wins favor from the Lord.”  (Prov. 8:35)
10.        “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.  For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts; he has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate; he has filled the hungry with good things,  and the rich he has sent away empty.  He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his offspring forever.” (Luke 1:45-55)
Hail Mary…
Say a Glory Be followed by:
"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."
To finish the Rosary say the 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 vale 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!
1.    V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
2.    R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

3.    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.

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