1. 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
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 Church,
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 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
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."
As 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)