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
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
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 the beads.
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 Lord;
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the
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
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 Father."
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 Mystery.
7. Say the "Glory be to the
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 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)