Joyful Mysteries

The Joyful Mysteries are often prayed on Mondays and Saturdays.  The five joyful mysteries are:  the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Visitation,  the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Finding of our Lord Jesus Christ. During the Joyful Mysteries, we enter the events surrounding the joyful coming of our Lord.

Opening Prayers                                                                       Video Version
(1) Make the Sign of the Cross while saying: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Make your intentions.

(2) While holding on to the crucifix, say 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 to the dead. On the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and is seated 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.

(3) Say the “Our Prayer“:
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.

(4) Say “Hail Mary” (3 times):
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.

(5) Say the “Glory Be”:
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.

Announce the First Joyful Mystery

The Annunciation to  the Blessed Virgin Mary

First Joyful Mystery
The Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary
The angel Gabriel came and said to Mary “Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High God.” Mary replied “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.”
Luke 1:31, 32.

 

6) Say the “Our Father” on the large bead:
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.

(7) Say 10 “Hail Marys” (called a decade) on each of the small beads, while meditating on the mystery:
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.

(8) Say the “Glory Be”:
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.

(9) Say the “Fatima Prayer“:
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.

Announce the Second Joyful  Mystery

The VisitationSecond Joyful Mystery
The Visitation
Soon afterwards Mary got ready and hurried off to Zechariah’s house and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby moved within her. Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and said in a loud voice “Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.” Luke 1:39-4.

Then say Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be and O My Jesus.

Announce the Third Joyful Mystery

The NativityThird Joyful Mystery
The Nativity of our Lord Jesus
While Mary and Joseph were in Bethlehem, the time came for Mary to have her baby. She gave birth to her first Son, wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them to stay at the inn. Luke 2:7.

Then say Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be and O My Jesus.

Announce the Fourth Mystery

The Presentation of our Lord Jesus Fourth Joyful Mystery
The Presentation of our Lord Jesus
Joseph and Mary went to Jerusalem to dedicate their child to God. When they entered the temple, Simeon took the child in his arms and gave thanks to God “Now, Lord, you have kept your promise, and you may let your servant go in peace. With my own eyes I have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples: A light to reveal your will to the Gentiles and bring glory to your people.”
Luke 2:25-32.

Then say Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be and O My Jesus.

Announce the Fifth Joyful Mystery

The Finding of our Lord JesusFifth Joyful Mystery
The Finding of our Lord Jesus
After Joseph and Mary searched for three days, they found Jesus in the Temple, sitting with the teachers, listening to them and asking questions; all who heard him were amazed at his intelligent answers. “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” But they did not understand his answer. Luke 2:46-50

Then say Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, 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 towards 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.
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 on the 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.

St. Michael Prayer
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the day of Battle; Be our safeguard 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, cast into Hell, Satan and all the other evil spirits, who prowl through the world, seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Our Lady of Fatima Prayers
The Pardon Prayer
:
O my God, I believe, I adore, I trust, and I love Thee. I ask pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust, and do not love Thee.

The Angel’s Prayer:
Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifference by which He is offended. And through the infinite merits of His Most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

Optional Concluding Prayers
O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.
Amen. (3 times)

 

Holy Cross of Jesus Christ

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