How to Pray the Rosary

Cross:              Make the Sign of the Cross and recite the Apostles' Creed
1st Bead:         Our Father
Beads 2 to 4:   3 Hail Marys aand Glory Be
Bead 5 (before Connector)
First Decade: Announce the first Mystery, then  recite the Our Father,
   10 Hail Marys, the Glory Be and O My Jesus
Second Decade: Announce the second Mystery then recite the Our Father,
    10 Hail Marys, the Glory Be and O My Jesus
Third Decade: Announce the third Mystery, then recite the Our Father,
     10 Hail Marys, the Glory Be and O My Jesus
Fourth Decade: Announce the fourth Mystery, then recite the Our Father,
10 Hail Marys, the Glory Be and O My Jesus
Fifth Decade: Announce the fifth Mystery, the recite the Our Father,
10 Hail Marys, the Glory Be and O My Jesus

Concluding Prayers:Hail Holy Queen
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, Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,
That we may be 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 in 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

The Joyful Mysteries

First Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation
"I am the handmaid of the Lord, Let it be done according to your word"
Second Joyful Mystery:The Visitation
"Blessed are you among women, Blessed is the fruit of thy womb"
Third Joyful Mystery: The Nativity
"Mary gave birth to her Son and laid Him in a manger"
Fourth Joyful Mystery:The Presentation
"They brought Him to Jerusalem to offer Him to the Lord"
Fifth Joyful Mystery:The Finding of Jesus
"They found Him in the Temple, sitting among the teachers"
The Sorrowful Mysteries

First Sorrowful Mystery: The Agony in the Garden
"Father, not what I will. but what You will"
Second Sorrowful Mystery: The Scourging
"Pilate ordered Jesus to be scourged"
Third Sorrowful Mystery: The Crowning with Thorns
"The soldiers placed a crown of thorns on His head"
Fourth Sorrowful Mystery: The Carrying of the Cross
"Jesus carried His cross to a place called Golgotha"
Fifth Sorrowful Mystery: The Crucifixation
"Father, into Your hands I commend my spirit"
The Glorious Mysteries
Wednesdays and Saturdays as well as the Sunday from Easter until Advent

First Glorious Mystery: The Resurrection of Our Lord
"Jesus is not here. He has risen as He said"
Second Glorious Mystery: The Ascension
"The Lord Jesus was taken up into heaven"
Third Glorious Mystery: The Descent of the Holy Spirit
"You will receive Me Holy Spirit,
You shall be witness to the ends of the earth"
Fourth Glorious Mystery: The Assumption of Mary
"A woman appeared in heaven, clothed with the sun,
the moon under her feet"
Fifth Glorious Mystery: The Coronation of Mary
"On Her head, a crown of twelve stars"