Sign Of The Cross

IN THE NAME of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

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 of the Holy Ghost, 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 sitteth 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 Ghost, 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 (3 times)

HAIL MARY, full of grace, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your 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 Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 

Fatima Prayer

O MY JESUS, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy.


1st Mystery - The Baptism of Jesus

 

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus this decade in honor of your baptism, and we ask of Thee, through this mystery and through the intercession of Thy Blessed Mother, that we may be faithful to our baptismal promises and our vocation.

 

Our Father

In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the desert of Judea and saying “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matt. 3: 1-2) Hail Mary

 

Then people from Jerusalem, all of Judea, and all the region around the Jordan went out to him. They were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins. (Matt. 3:5-6) Hail Mary

 

“I indeed baptize you with water for repentance.” But he who is coming after me is mightier than I.” (Matthew 3:11) Hail Mary

 

"I am not worthy to loosen the thongs of his sandals." (Luke 3:16) Hail Mary

 

“He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” (Matthew 3:11) Hail Mary

 

"Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him." (Matthew 3:13) Hail Mary

 

John tried to prevent him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and yet you are coming to me?" (Matthew 3:14) Hail Mary

 

But Jesus, answering, said to him, “Allow it now, for this is the fitting way for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed him. (Matt. 3:15) Hail Mary

 

"After Jesus was baptized, he came up from the water and behold, the heavens opened [for him], and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove [and] coming upon him." (Matt. 3:16) Hail Mary

 

And a voice came from the heavens, saying, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased." (Matthew 3:17) Hail Mary

Glory Be


2nd Mystery - The Wedding at Cana

 

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus this decade in honor of your first miracle at the wedding in Cana, we ask of Thee, through this mystery and through the intercession of Thy Blessed Mother, graces and blessings for all marriages and increase in devotion to Our Heavenly Mother who will always encourage us to follow your Holy will.

 

Our Father

On the third day there was a wedding in Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding. (John 2: 1-2) Hail Mary

 

When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine." (John 2:3) Hail Mary

 

"[And] Jesus said to her, 'Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come." (John 2:4) Hail Mary

 

His mother said to the attendants, “Do whatever he tells you.” (John 2:5) Hail Mary

 

"Now there were six stone jars there for Jewish ceremonial washings, each holding twenty to thirty gallons." (John 2:6) Hail Mary

 

Jesus told them, "Fill the jars with water." So they filled them to the brim. (John 2:7) Hail Mary

 

Then he told them, "Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter." So they took it. (John 2:8) Hail Mary

 

Then, when the chief steward had tasted the water made into wine, since he did not know where it was from, for only the servants who had drawn the water knew, the chief steward called the bridegroom. (John 2:9) Hail Mary

 

And He said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when the guests have drunk freely, then that which is worse. But You have kept the good wine until now!" (John 2:10) Hail Mary

 

Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs in Cana in Galilee and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began to believe in him. (John 2:11) Hail Mary

Glory Be


3rd Mystery - The Proclamation Of The Kingdom

 

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus this decade in honor of your Proclamation of the Gospel and call for conversion, we ask of Thee, through this mystery and through the intercession of Thy Blessed Mother, the grace to daily turn away from sin and to help to spread your Kingdom here on earth.

 

Our Father

Jesus came into Galilee preaching the Gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe in the Gospel.” (Mark 1:14-15) Hail Mary

 

Unless a man be born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. (John 3:5) Hail Mary

 

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. (John 3:16) Hail Mary

 

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. (Matt 5:3) Hail Mary

 

Blessed are they who suffer persecution for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matt 5:10) Hail Mary

 

Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. (Matthew 7:13-14) Hail Mary

 

The Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls. When he finds a single pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it.

(Matt 13:45-46) Hail Mary

 

And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands for the sake of my name will receive a hundred times more, and will inherit eternal life. (Matthew 19:29) Hail Mary

 

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. (1 Corinthians 6:9) Hail Mary

 

Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained. (John 20:23) Hail Mary

Glory Be


4th Mystery - The Transfiguration

 

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus this decade in honor of your Transfiguration, we ask of Thee, through this mystery and through the intercession of Thy Blessed Mother, that the Light of Christ may shine within us, so that we may proclaim with Mary "My soul magnifies the Lord, my Spirit rejoices in God my Saviour."

 

Our Father

Jesus took Peter, James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain by themselves and was transfigured before them. (Matt 17:1) Hail Mary

 

And his face shone as the sun and his garments became white as snow. (Matt 17:2) Hail Mary

 

And behold there appeared to them Moses and Elijah talking together with him. (Matt 17:3) Hail Mary

 

Then Peter addressed Jesus saying “Lord it is good for us to be here. Let us set up three tents here, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah. (Matt 17:4) Hail Mary

 

As he was still speaking, behold a bright cloud overshadowed them. (Matt 17:5) Hail Mary

 

And behold a voice out of the cloud said “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear him.” (Matt 17:5) Hail Mary

 

When the disciples heard this, they fell prostrate and were very much afraid. (Matt 17:6) Hail Mary

 

And Jesus came near and touched them and said to them, “Arise, and do not be afraid.” (Matt 17:7) Hail Mary

 

"And when the disciples raised their eyes, they saw no one else but Jesus alone." (Matthew 17:8) Hail Mary

 

As they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, "Do not tell the vision to anyone until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead. " (Matthew 17:9) Hail Mary

Glory Be


5th Mystery - The Institution of the Holy Eucharist

 

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus this decade in honor of Thy glorious Ascension, and we ask of Thee, through this mystery and through the intercession of Thy Blessed Mother, the grace to cherish the most Holy Eucharist by receiving it reverently and worthily, by loving our ordained priests and praying for them.

 

Our Father

Jesus said to them, "Amen, amen, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave the bread from heaven; my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world." (John 6:32-33) Hail Mary

 

So they said to him, "Sir, give us this bread always." (John 6:34) Hail Mary

 

Jesus said to them "I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst." (John 6:35) Hail Mary

 

"He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has life everlasting and I shall raise him up on the last day." (John 6:54) Hail Mary

 

"For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed." (John 6:56) Hail Mary

 

"This is the bread that came down from heaven. Unlike your ancestors who ate and still died, whoever eats this bread will live forever." (John 6:58) Hail Mary

 

And while they were at supper, Jesus took bread and blessed and broke it, and gave it to his disciples and said...This is my body which is being given for you; do this in remembrance of me. (Matt 26:26, Luke 22:19) Hail Mary

 

And taking a cup, he gave thanks and gave it to them, saying “This is my blood of the new covenant which shall be shed for many.” (Matt 26:27, Mark 14:24) Hail Mary

 

For as often as you shall eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord, until he comes. (1 Cor 11:26) Hail Mary

Glory Be

 Concluding Prayers

 

The Hail Holy Queen

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

 

Let Us Pray,

 

O God whose only begotten Son by His Life has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, Grant that we beseech Thee while meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may both imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ our Lord Amen.

 

Optional Concluding Prayers

 

Prayer To St. Joseph

To Thee, O Blessed Joseph, we have recourse in our affliction, and having implored the help of thy thrice holy Spouse, we now with hearts filled with confidence earnestly beg thee also to take us under thy protection.

 

By that charity wherewith thou wast united to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God, and by that fatherly love with which thou didst cherish the Child Jesus, we beseech thee and we humbly pray that thou wilt look down with gracious eyes upon that inheritance which Jesus Christ purchased by His blood, and wilt succor us in our need by thy power and strength.

 

Defend, O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family, the chosen offspring of Jesus Christ. Keep from us, O most loving father, all blight of error and corruption. Aid us from on high most valiant defender, in this conflict with the powers of darkness. And even as of old thou didst rescue the Child Jesus from the peril of His life, so now defend God's Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and all adversity. Shield us ever under thy patronage that, following thy example, and strengthened by thy help, we may live a holy life, die a happy death and attain to everlasting bliss in heaven. Amen.

 

Indulgence of 3 years, indulgence of 7 years during the month of October, after the recital of the Rosary.

 

Litany of Loreto

Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us.

Christ graciously hear us.

 

God, the Father of heaven,

Have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world,

Have mercy on us.

God the Holy Ghost,

Have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, one God,

Have mercy on us.

 

Holy Mary, pray for us.

Holy Mother of God, pray for us.

Holy Virgin of virgins, pray for us.

Mother of Christ, pray for us.

Mother of divine grace, pray for us.

Mother most pure, pray for us.

Mother most chaste, pray for us.

Mother inviolate, pray for us.

Mother undefiled, pray for us.

Mother most amiable, pray for us.

Mother most admirable, pray for us.

Mother of good counsel, pray for us.

Mother of our Creator, pray for us.

Mother of our Savior, pray for us.

 

Virgin most prudent, pray for us.

Virgin most venerable, pray for us.

Virgin most renowned, pray for us.

Virgin most powerful, pray for us.

Virgin most merciful, pray for us.

Virgin most faithful, pray for us.

 

Mirror of justice, pray for us.

Seat of wisdom, pray for us.

Cause of our joy, pray for us.

Spiritual vessel, pray for us.

Vessel of honor, pray for us.

 

Mystical rose, pray for us.

Tower of David, pray for us.

Tower of ivory, pray for us.

House of gold, pray for us.

Ark of the covenant, pray for us.

Gate of heaven, pray for us.

Morning star, pray for us.

Health of the sick, pray for us.

Refuge of sinners, pray for us.

Comforter of the afflicted, pray for us.

Help of Christians, pray for us.

 

Queen of Angels, pray for us.

Queen of Patriarchs, pray for us.

Queen of Prophets, pray for us.

Queen of Apostles, pray for us.

Queen of Martyrs, pray for us.

Queen of Confessors, pray for us.

Queen of Virgins, pray for us.

Queen of all Saints, pray for us.

Queen conceived without original sin, pray for us.

Queen assumed into heaven, pray for us.

Queen of the most holy Rosary, pray for us.

Queen of Peace, pray for us.

 

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.

 

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

Let us pray:

 

Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, unto us Thy servants, that we may rejoice in continual health of mind and body; and, by the glorious intercession of Blessed Mary ever Virgin, may be delivered from present sadness, and enter into the joy of Thine eternal gladness. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

St. Michael

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.

 

Queen & Mistress of This House

Dear Lady of Perpetual Help, Spotless Mother of God, we choose Thee as the Mistress and Lady of this House. Guard it, dearest Mother, from pestilence, lightning, fire and tempest, from earthquake, hurricanes, schisms and heresies, and the malice of enemies (include other petitions of protection specific to you and family members- impurity, air raids, depression, drug addiction, anger, famine...). Protect those who dwell herein most loving Mother, watch over their going out and coming in, and preserve them from sudden death. Keep us from all sin and harm and pray for us, that we may serve God faithfully here and afterwards enjoy with Thee for evermore the blissful vision of His Face. Amen.

 

August Queen of Heaven

August Queen of the Heavens, heavenly Sovereign of the Angels, Thou who from the beginning hast received from God the power and the mission to crush the head of Satan, we humbly beseech Thee to send thy holy legions, so that under Thy command and through Thy power, they may pursue the demons and combat them everywhere, suppress their boldness, and drive them back into the abyss. O good and tender Mother, Thou wilt always be our love and hope! O Divine Mother, send Thy Holy Angels to defend us and to drive far away from us the cruel enemy. Holy Angels and Archangels, defend us, guard us. Amen.

 

Consecration of a Family to the Mother of God

(by St. Alphonsus)

O Blessed Virgin, Immaculate Queen of Heaven, Mother of Sorrows, refuge and comfort of all the afflicted! Kneeling before your throne with all my family, I choose you as our Mistress, Mother, and Advocate with God. I consecrate myself and all belonging to me forever to your service, and I implore you, O Mother of God, to number us among your servants. Take us under your protection, assist us during life and especially at the hour of death. Mother of Mercy, I choose you as the Lady and Mistress of my entire household: my parents, my spouse, my children, my cares, and my duties. Disdain not to take charge of them, and direct everything as seems good to you. Bless us all, and permit not that anyone of us should ever offend your Son. Protect us in temptation, preserve us in danger, help us in trouble, counsel us in doubt, assist us in sickness, and especially at the hour of death. Permit not the evil one to boast that anyone of us now consecrated to you has ever fallen into his net. Obtain for us the crown of eternal happiness, that we may thank you while praising and loving Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, for all eternity. Amen.

 

Prayer for a Catholic Family

God of goodness and mercy, we commend to thy all-powerful protection our home, our family and all that we possess. Bless us all as thou didst bless the holy family of Nazareth.

 

O Jesus, our most holy Redeemer, by the love with which thou didst become man in order to save us, by the mercy through which thou didst die for us upon the cross, we entreat thee to bless our home, our family, our household. Preserve us from all evil and from the snares of men; preserve us from lightning and hail and fire, from flood and from the rage of the elements; preserve us from thy wrath, from all hatred and from the evil intentions of our enemies, from plague, famine and war. Let no one of us die without the Holy Sacraments. Bless us, that we may always openly confess our faith which is to sanctify us, that we may never falter in our hope, even amid pain and affliction, that we may ever grow in love for Thee and in charity toward our neighbor.

 

O Jesus, bless us, protect us.

 

O Mary, Mother of grace and mercy, bless us, protect us against the evil spirit; lead us by the hand through this vale of tears; reconcile us with thy divine Son; commend us to Him, that we may be made worthy of his promises.

 

Saint Joseph, reputed father of our Saviour, guardian of his most holy Mother, head of the holy family, intercede for us, bless and protect our home always.

 

Saint Michael, defend us against all the wicked wiles of hell.

Saint Gabriel, obtain for us that we may understand the holy will of God.

Saint Raphael, preserve us from ill health and all danger to life.

 

Holy Guardian Angels, keep us day and night in the way to salvation.

Holy Patrons, pray for us before the throne of God.

 

Bless this house, Thou, God our Father, who didst create us; Thou, divine Son, who didst suffer for us on the cross; Thou, Holy Spirit, who didst sanctify us in baptism. May God, in his three Divine Persons, preserve our body, purify our soul, direct our heart, and lead us to life everlasting.

 

Glory be to the Father, glory be to the Son, glory be to the Holy Ghost. Amen.

 

A Prayer for Parents, for themselves and for their Children

O Father of mankind, who hast given unto me these my children, and committed them to my charge to bring them up for Thee, and to prepare them for everlasting life; assist me with Thy heavenly grace, that I may be able to fulfil this most sacred duty and stewardship. Teach me both what to give, and what to withhold; when to reprove, and when to forbear: make me to be gentle, yet firm; considerate and watchful: and deliver me equally from the weakness of indulgence, and excess of severity; and grant that, both by word and example, I may be careful to lead them in the ways of wisdom and true piety; so that at last I may, with them be admitted to the unspeakable joys of our true home in heaven, in the unity of the blessed angels and saints, where thou, O Father, with Jesus, thy only-begotten Son, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, livest ard reiguest one God forever and ever.

 

O Heavenly Father, I commend my children unto Thee. Be Thou their God and Father; and mercifully supply whatever is wanting in me, through frailty or negligence. Strengthen them to overcome the corruptions of the world, to resist the solicitations of evil, whether from within or without; and deliver them from the secret snares of the enemy. Pour thy grace into their hearts, and confirm and multiply in them the gifts of thy Holy Spirit, that they may daily grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ: and so faithfully serving Thee here, may come to rejoice before Thee hereafter; through the merits of the same our Lord Jesus Christ, who with Thee and the Holy Ghost livest and reignest. Amen.

 

Prayer for Peace and Unity

Thou seest, Lord, how on every side the storms have broken loose and the seas rage with wildly tossing waves; O do thou, we beseech Thee, who alone canst command the winds and the sea, give back to mankind the true peace which the world cannot give--the tranquility of order. Let all men, by Thy gift and guidance, return to that just order, subjecting their passions to reason, establishing the reign of piety towards God, of justice and charity towards their neighbor, of temperance within themselves. May Thy kingdom come! May those also, who, far away from Thee, vainly seek for truth and salvation, learn to understand the need of serving and obeying Thee. For Thy laws are wholly just and full of fatherly mildness; and to observe them Thou freely givest us power in Thy own strength. Man's life on earth is a warfare; but Thou dost look upon the conflict and help each one to overcome; Thou dost raise him up when he falls and crown him when he conquers. Amen.

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