Catholic Men for Life

Catholic Men for Life

Say These Prayers

IN THE NAME of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. (As you say this, with your right hand touch your forehead when you say Father, touch your breastbone when you say Son, touch your left shoulder when you say Holy, and touch your right shoulder when you say Spirit.)

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 rose again from the dead. He ascended into Heaven, and sits at the right hand of God, the Father almighty. He shall come again 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.

ANNOUNCE each mystery by saying something like, “The third Joyful Mystery is the Birth of Our Lord.” This is required only when saying the Rosary in a group.

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. (Matt. 6:9-15)

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. (Luke 1:28) (Luke 1:41-43) (CCC 2677)

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.

O MY JESUS, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell; lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy. Amen.

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 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. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen.

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 by 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.

On These Beads

While Meditating on These "Mysteries" and Events

Joyful Mysteries (Monday & Saturday)
1. The Annunciation of Gabriel to Mary (Luke 1:26-38)
2. The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-56)
3. The Birth of Our Lord (Luke 2:1-21)
4. The Presentation of Our Lord (Luke 2:22-38)
5. The Finding of Our Lord in the Temple (Luke 2:41-52)

Luminous Mysteries (Thursday)
1. The Baptism of Our Lord (Matt. 3:13-16)
2. The Wedding at Cana (John 2:1-11)
3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God ((Mark 1:14-15)
4. The Transfiguration of Our Lord (Matt. 17:1-8)
5. The Last Supper, when Our Lord gave us the Holy Eucharist (Matt. 26)

Sorrowful Mysteries (Tuesday & Friday)
1. The Agony of Our Lord in the Garden (Matt. 26:36-56)
2. Our Lord is Scourged at the Pillar (Matt. 27:26)
3. Our Lord is Crowned with Thorns (Matt. 27:27-31)
4. Our Lord Carries the Cross to Calvary (Matt. 27:32)
5. The Crucifixion of Our Lord (Matt. 27:33-56)

Glorious Mysteries (Wednesday & Sunday)
1. The Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord (John 20:1-29)
2. The Ascension of Our Lord (Luke 24:36-53)
3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost (Acts 2:1-41)
4. The Assumption of Mary into Heaven
5. The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth

Catholic Men for Life Sidewalk Prayer Instructions

Catholic Men for Life will be praying the Joyful, Sorrowful, and Glorious Mysteries every hour during our sidewalk prayer.

The Introduction will be said once before the Joyful Mysteries. The Sorrowful mysteries will follow the fifth Joyful Mystery and the Glorious mysteries will follow the fifth Sorrowful Mystery. Once all 15 decades have been prayed (5 for the Joyful Mysteries, 5 for the Sorrowful Mysteries, and 5 for the Glorious Mysteries), the Rosary will be concluded with the Conclusion prayers.

If physically able, please kneel during the Our Father, the Apostle's Creed (I BELIEVE IN GOD…), and the first three Hail Mary prayers during the Introduction. Please stand for all other prayers.

Printable Rosary Guide

This guide to the Rosary is mostly copied from the guide published by www.newadvent.org.

The original guide is available in PDF format from our servers using this link or from New Advent's servers using this link.

Catholic Men for Life will be distributing business card sized Rosary guides on the sidewalk to men who may not be familiar with the Rosary and wish pray with us.

In this Order

INTRODUCTION
1. IN THE NAME...
2. I BELIEVE IN GOD…
3. OUR FATHER...
4. HAIL MARY…
5. HAIL MARY...
6. HAIL MARY...
7. GLORY BE...
8. O MY JESUS...

THE FIRST DECADE
9. ANNOUNCE...
10. OUR FATHER...
11. HAIL MARY...
12. HAIL MARY...
13. HAIL MARY...
14. HAIL MARY...
15. HAIL MARY...
16. HAIL MARY...
17. HAIL MARY...
18. HAIL MARY...
19. HAIL MARY...
20. HAIL MARY...
21. GLORY BE...
22. O MY JESUS...

THE SECOND DECADE
23. ANNOUNCE...
24. OUR FATHER...
25. HAIL MARY...
26. HAIL MARY...
27. HAIL MARY...
28. HAIL MARY...
29. HAIL MARY...
30. HAIL MARY...
31. HAIL MARY...
32. HAIL MARY...
33. HAIL MARY...
34. HAIL MARY...
35. GLORY BE...
36. O MY JESUS...

THE THIRD DECADE
37. ANNOUNCE...
38. OUR FATHER...
39. HAIL MARY...
40. HAIL MARY...
41. HAIL MARY...
42. HAIL MARY...
43. HAIL MARY...
44. HAIL MARY...
45. HAIL MARY...
46. HAIL MARY...
47. HAIL MARY...
48. HAIL MARY...
49. GLORY BE...
50. O MY JESUS...

THE FOURTH DECADE
51. ANNOUNCE...
52. OUR FATHER...
53. HAIL MARY...
54. HAIL MARY...
55. HAIL MARY...
56. HAIL MARY...
57. HAIL MARY...
58. HAIL MARY...
59. HAIL MARY...
60. HAIL MARY...
61. HAIL MARY...
62. HAIL MARY...
63. GLORY BE...
64. O MY JESUS...

THE FIFTH DECADE
65. ANNOUNCE...
66. OUR FATHER...
67. HAIL MARY...
68. HAIL MARY...
69. HAIL MARY...
70. HAIL MARY...
71. HAIL MARY...
72. HAIL MARY...
73. HAIL MARY...
74. HAIL MARY...
75. HAIL MARY...
76. HAIL MARY...
77. GLORY BE...
78. O MY JESUS...

CONCLUSION
79. HAIL HOLY QUEEN…
80. O GOD, WHOSE…
81. IN THE NAME…