1 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 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. Amen.

2 The 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.

3 The Hail Mary:
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art 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.

4 The Glory Be to the Father:
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.

5 Hail Holy Queen:
Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, Hail 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 vale 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

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The Joyful Mysteries
1st - The Annunciation: Mary is asked to become the mother of Jesus
2nd - The Visitation: Mary visits Elizabeth the mother of John the Baptist.
3rd - The Nativity: Mary gives birth to Jesus
4th - The Presentation: Mary presents Jesus in the temple
5th - Finding in the Temple: Mary finds Jesus in the temple.

The Sorrowful Mysteries
1st - Agony in the Garden: Jesus prays in Gethsemane
2nd - Scourging at the Pillar: Jesus is mocked and whipped
3rd - Crowning with Thorns: Jesus is mocked and sharp thorns are placed on his head
4th - Carrying of the Cross: Jesus carries his cross to Calvary
5th - The Crucifixion: Jesus is nailed to the cross.

The Glorious Mysteries
1st - The Resurrection: On the third day Jesus rises from the dead
2nd - The Ascension: After forty days Jesus ascends into heaven
3rd - The Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles
4th - The Assumption: Mary is assumed into heaven body and soul
5th - The Coronation: Mary is crowned queen of heaven and earth.

The Luminous Mysteries *
1st - The Baptism of Jesus: Jesus is baptized by John in the River Jordan
2nd - Jesus’ First Miracle: At his mother’s request, Jesus changes water into wine.
3rd - The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God:
Jesus preaches the Gospel in Galilee.
4th - The Transfiguration of Jesus: The Father proclaims “This is my Son, Whom I love. Listen to Him.”
5th - Institution of the Eucharist: The Last Supper. The bread and wine is transformed into the body and blood of Jesus.

* The Luminous Mysteries were instituted by Pope John Paul II in 2002 as an optional addition to the traditional three Rosary Mysteries.

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Glory Be to
The Father

Glory Be to
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Glory Be to The Father

Hail Holy Queen (at end of Rosary)

Glory Be to The Father

3 Hail Marys

Our Father

Apostles' Creed

1st Mystery
Our Father

5th Mystery
Our Father

4th Mystery
Our Father

3rd Mystery
Our Father

2nd Mystery
Our Father

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Pray the Rosary

While holding the Crucifix make the Sign of the Cross - In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

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Glory Be to
The Father

Glory Be to
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A Rosary consists of the five individual mysteries from one of the four sets of Rosary mysteries.

The Rosary is prayed by meditating on the mystery while praying one Our Father, ten Hail Marys and one Glory be to The Father.

Start the Rosary by using the Crucifix to make the sign of the cross then say the Apostles Creed.

Move along the Rosary, reciting the prayers indicated.

At the second large bead announce the 1st mystery and say an Our Father followed by 10 Hail Marrys, one on each of the smaller beads and a Glory Be to The Father in the space just after the tenth Hail Mary.

Repeat this for each of the mystery ending the Rosary with the Hail Holy Queen.