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How to Pray the Rosary


The Prayers of the Rosary

The Rosary begins with the Sign of the Cross,
The Apostles’ Creed recited on the Cross, followed by one Our Father,
three Hail
Marys and a Glory Be. Then we contemplate significant
events in the lives of
Jesus and Mary we pray of the five
decades. Each decade consists of one Our Father, ten Hail
Marys, and one Glory Be. The Rosary is concluded by
praying the Hail, Holy Queen, and prayer after the Rosary

The Five Prayers of the Rosary

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 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. Amen.

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.
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.

Hail Mary

Mary, full of grace! the Lord is with thee;
blessed are thou among 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.

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.

Hail, Holy Queen

Hail! Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness
and our hope. To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve.
To you do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this
valley of tears. Turn then, O most gracious advocate, your eyes
of mercy towards us; and after this our exile, show unto us the
blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus. O clement! O loving!
O sweet Virgin Mary!

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy
of the promises of Christ.

Prayer after the Rosary

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.

Schedule for Praying the Rosary

The Joyful Mysteries
Monday and Saturday
(Sundays during Advent)

 The Sorrowful Mysteries
Tuesday and Saturday
(Sundays during Lent Pray)

The Glorious Mysteries
Wednesday and Sunday
(Sundays during Lent Pray
the Sorrowful Mysteries and
Sundays during Advent Pray
the Joyful Mysteries.)

The Luminous Mysteries