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The Joyful Mysteries

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The Glorious Mysteries

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How To Say the Rosary

The complete Rosary consists of fifteen decades  divided into three Mysteries said on specific days, each containing 5 decades: the Joyful on Monday & Thursday, the Sorrowful on Tuesday & Friday, and the Glorious Mysteries, prayed on Wednesday & Saturday. On Sundays, pray the Joyful during the time between Pentecost and Lent; the Sorrowful during Lent; and the Glorious Mysteries during Easter.

We begin the Rosary by blessing ourselves with the crucifix,  and then following the small beads above the crucifix,  say the "Apostles' Creed," one "Our Father,"  three "Hail Marys," and one "Glory to the Father."  We then meditate on the mysteries, say one "Our Father" and then ten "Hail Mary's," which correspond to the ten smaller beads in each decade. Each decade is followed by "Glory Be."  At the end of the Rosary, say the "Hail, Holy Queen." 

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, 
On the third day He rose 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. 

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 that trespass against us. 
And lead us not into temptation, 
but deliver us from evil. 

Hail Mary 
Hail, Mary, full of grace 
the Lord is with thee; 
Blessed art thou among women, 
And blessed is thy fruit of thy womb, Jesus. 
Holy Mary, Mother of God 
Pray for us sinners, 
Now and at the hour of our death. 

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. 





Most recent revision: January 24, 2004