From the Rector/CCD, Fifth Sunday of Easter, 5/2/21

The Holy Rosary: Contemplating Christ with Mary

How to Pray the Rosary

Lesson 29

1. Make the Sign of the Cross and say the “Apostles’ Creed”

2. Say the “Our Father”

3. Say three “Hail Marys” for Faith, Hope, and Charity

4. Say the “Glory Be”

5. Announce the First Mystery and then say the “Our Father”

6. Say ten “Hail Marys” while meditating on the Mystery

7. Say the “Glory Be” (Optional: Say the “O My Jesus” prayer requested by Mary at Fatima)

8. Announce the Next Mystery; then say the “Our Father” and repeat these steps (6 through 8) as you continue through the remaining Mysteries.

9. Say the closing prayers: the “Hail Holy Queen” and “Final Prayer”

10. Make the “Sign of the Cross”

Mysteries and Fruits of the Rosary


The Annunciation. Humility

The Visitation. Love of Neighbor

The Nativity. Poverty

The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple. Obedience

The Finding of Jesus in the Temple. Piety


The Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan. Openness to the Holy Spirit

The Wedding at Cana. To Jesus through Mary

Call to Conversion, Proclamation of the Kingdom of God. Repentance

The Transfiguration. Desire for Holiness

The Institution of the Eucharist. Adoration


The Agony in the Garden. Sorrow for Sin, Uniformity with the Will of God

The Scourging at the Pillar. Mortification, Purity

The Crowning with Thorns. Moral Courage

The Carrying of the Cross. Patience

The Crucifixion and Death of our Lord. Perseverance in Faith, Grace for a Holy Death


The Resurrection. Faith

The Ascension. Hope, Desire to Ascend to Heaven

The Descent of the Holy Spirit. Love of God, Holy Wisdom

The Assumption of Mary. True Devotion to Mary

The Coronation of the Virgin. Eternal Happiness

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