deliverance Prayer

O God, our Refuge and Strength, look down with favor upon your people, who cry out to you. Through the intercession of the glorious and immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of her spouse blessed Joseph, of the holy apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the saints, mercifully and graciously hear the prayers which we pour forth to You for the conversion of sinners, and for the liberty and exaltation of the church. St. 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 You, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the divine power of God cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who roam through out the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.



Prayer for

the Church Construction

O, Lord, our God, You have always led Your people into Your sacred presence, blessing them and making them holy. You sent yourson Jesus Christ, to teach us how to call You Father and to gather us as one, into the family of Your church.  We, Your people, turn to You today as we seek to worship and praise Your presence in our midst through the construction of the  St. Michael the Archangel church here in Bonifacio Global City.  With one heart, we offer up to You this endeavor. May it be in keeping with Your holy will as we strive to remain steadfast and bring it to completion. Bless all the efforts of our generous benefactors, church workers and all the members of this parish. We make this prayer through Your son. Our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, His blessed mother and our patron, St. Michael the Archangel. Amen. 





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. 

For thine is the kingdom, 
and the power, and the glory, 
for ever and ever. Amen.


Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed are 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



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.



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;
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 there He will 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.



Angel of God 
My guardian dear
To Whom His love
Commits me here
Ever this day
Be at my side
To light and guard
To rule and guide.



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 merciful, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Amen.



O my God, I firmly believe that you are one God in three divine persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I believe that your divine Son became man and died for our sins, and that he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths which the holy catholic Church teaches, because in revealing them you can neither deceive nor be deceived.


O my God, relying on Your almighty power and infinite mercy and promises, I hope to obtain pardon of my sins, the help of Your grace and life everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer. Amen.


O my God, I love you above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because you are all good and worthy of all my love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of you. I forgive all who have injured me and I ask pardon of all whom I have injured.


O, my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you. I detest all my sins because of your just punishment, but most of all because they offend you, my God, who are all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Your grace, to sinno more and to avoid the near occasion of sin. AMEN.



O God, great and omnipotent judge of the living and the dead, we are to appear before you after this short life to render an account of our works. Give us the grace to prepare for our last hour by a devout and holy life, and protect us against a sudden and unprovided death. Let us remember our frailty and mortality, that we may always live in the ways of your commandments. Teach us to "watch and pray" (Lk 21:36), that when your summons comes for our departure from this world, we may go forth to meet you, experience a merciful judgment, and rejoice in everlasting happiness. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary,
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary, etc...

V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it done unto me according to Your Word.

Hail Mary, etc...

V. And the Word was made flesh,
R. And dwelt among us.

Hail Mary, etc...

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

Pour forth, we beseech You, O Lord,
Your Grace into our hearts;
that as we have known the incarnation of Christ,
your Son by the message of an angel,
so by His passion and cross
we may be brought to the glory of His Resurrection.
Through the same Christ, our Lord.





Parts of the Mass


Introductory Rites – The Introductory Rites unite us as the Body of Christ and prepare us for worship

1. Entrance Procession and song

2. Sign of the Cross and Greeting

3. Penitential Rite

4. Kyrie (Lord, have mercy)

5. Gloria – omitted during Lent

6. Opening Prayer


Liturgy of the Word – The Liturgy of the Word is the part of the Mass when we listen and respond to God’s Word

1. First Reading – from Old Testament

2. Responsorial Psalm – usually from Book of Psalms

3. Second Reading – from epistles (letters) or Acts of the Apostles both found in New Testament

4. Alleluia/Gospel Acclamation – During Lent we do not sing Alleluia

5. Gospel – from one of the four evangelists (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John)

6. Homily

7. Profession of Faith (Creed)

8. General Intercessions/Petitions/Prayers of the Faithful


Liturgy of the Eucharist – The Liturgy of the Eucharist is the part of the Mass where the death and Resurrection of Jesus are made present again;  our gifts of bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Jesus, which we receive in Holy Communion

1. Preparation of the Gifts

2. Prayer over the Gifts

3. Eucharistic Prayer

- Preface (“The Lord be with you…And with your spirit...Lift up your hearts…We lift them up to the Lord…Let us give thanks to the Lord our God….It is right and just.”)

- Holy, Holy, Holy

- Institution Narrative and Consecration

- Memorial Acclamation
- Offering (Second half of the Eucharistic Prayer)
- Doxology (Through him, and with him, and in him, O God, Almighty Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor is yours, for ever and ever.)
- Great Amen

  4. Communion Rite
- Lord’s Prayer
- Sign of Peace
- Breaking of the Bread – Lamb of God
- Prayer after Communion

Concluding Rites – In the Concluding Rites the priest will blesses us in god’s name and sends us forth to live as disciples of Jesus

1. Blessing
2. Dismissal




The basic requirement for a good confession is to have the intention of returning to God like the "prodigal son" and to acknowledge our sins with true sorrow before the priest.

Sin in my Life

Modern society has lost a sense of sin. As a Catholic follower of Christ, I must make an effort to recognize sin in my daily actions, words and omissions.

The Gospels show how important is the forgiveness of our sins. Lives of saints prove that the person who grows in holiness has a stronger sense of sin, sorrow for sins, and a need for the Sacrament of Penance or Confession.

The Differences in Sins

As a result of Original Sin, human nature is weakened. Baptism, by imparting the life of Christ's grace, takes away Original Sin, and turns us back toward God. The consequences of this weakness and the inclination to evil persist, and we often commit personal or actual sin.

Actual sin is sin which people commit. There are two kinds of actual sin, mortal and venial.

Mortal sin is a deadly offense against God, so horrible that it destroys the life of grace in the soul. Three simultaneous conditions must be fulfilled for a mortal sin: 1) the act must be something very serious; 2) the person must have sufficient understanding of what is being done; 3) the person must have sufficient freedom of the will.


If you need help-especially if you have been away for some time-simply ask the priest and he will help you by "walking" you through the steps to make a good confession.

Before Confession

Be truly sorry for your sins. The essential act of Penance, on the part of the penitent, is contrition, a clear and decisive rejection of the sin committed, together with a resolution not to commit it again, out of the love one has for God and which is reborn with repentance. The resolution to avoid committing these sins in the future (amendment) is a sure sign that your sorrow is genuine and authentic. This does not mean that a promise never to fall again into sin is necessary. A resolution to try to avoid the near occasions of sin suffices for true repentance. God's grace in cooperation with the intention to rectify your life will give you the strength to resist and overcome temptation in the future.

During Confession

After examining your conscience and telling God of your sorrow, go into the confessional. You may kneel at the screen or sit to talk face-to-face with the priest.

Begin your confession with the sign of the cross, "In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. My last confession was _______ weeks (months, years) ago."

The priest may read a passage from holy Scripture.

Say the sins that you remember. Start with the one(s) that is most difficult to say. (In order to make a good confession the faithful must confess all mortal sins, according to kind and number.) After confessing all the sins you remember since your last good confession, you may conclude by saying, "I am sorry for these and all the sins of my past life."

Listen to the words of the priest. He will assign you some penance. Doing the penance will diminish the temporal punishment due to sins already forgiven. When invited, express some prayer of sorrow or Act of Contrition such as:

An Act of Contrition
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell. But most of all because I have offended you, my God, who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve with the help of your grace, to confess my sins, to do penance and to amend my life. Amen.

At the End of Confession

Listen to the words of absolution, the sacramental forgiveness of the Church through the ordained priest.

As you listen to the words of forgiveness you may make the sign of the cross with the priest. If he closes by saying, "Give thanks to the Lord for He is good," answer, "For His mercy endures forever."

After Confession

Give thanks to God for forgiving you again. If you recall some serious sin you forgot to tell, rest assured that it has been forgiven with the others, but be sure to confess it in your next Confession.

Do your assigned Penance.

Resolve to return to the Sacrament of Reconciliation often. We Catholics are fortunate to have the Sacrament of Reconciliation. It is the ordinary way for us to have our sins forgiven. This sacrament is a powerful help to get rid of our weaknesses, grow in holiness, and lead a balanced and virtuous life.


Rite for reconciliation of individual penitents

Reception of the penitent

When the penitent comes to confess his sins, the priest welcomes him warmly and greets him with kindness. Then the penitent makes the sign of the cross which the priest may make also.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

The priest invites the penitent to have trust in God, in these or similar words:

May God, who has enlightened every heart, help you to know your sins and trust in his mercy.

The penitent answers: Amen.

(Other forms of reception of the penitent may be chosen from the ritual book.)

Reading the Word of God (Optional)

Then the priest may read or say from memory a text of Scripture which proclaims God’s mercy and calls man to conversion. A reading may also be chosen from the ritual book.

Confession of sins and acceptance of satisfaction

Where it is the custom, the penitent says a general formula for Confession (for example, I confess to almighty God) before he confesses his sins. If necessary, the priest helps the penitent to make an integral confession and gives him suitable counsel. He urges him to be sorry for his faults, reminding him that through the sacrament of penance the Christian dies and rises with Christ and is thus renewed in the paschal mystery. The priest proposes an act of penance which the penitent accepts to make satisfaction for sin and to amend his life. The priest should make sure that he adapts his counsel to the penitent’s circumstances.

Prayer of the penitent and absolution

The priest then asks the penitent to express his sorrow, which the penitent may do in these or similar words:

My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy.


Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

(Other prayers of the penitent may be chosen from the ritual book.)

Then the priest extends his hands over the penitent’s head (or at least extends his right hand) and says:

God, the Father of mercies, through the death and resurrection of his Son has reconciled the world to himself and sent the Holy Spirit among us for the forgiveness of sins; through the ministry of the Church may God give you pardon and peace, and I absolve you from your sins in the name of the Father, and of the Son, + and of the Holy Spirit.

The penitent answers: Amen.

Proclamation of praise of God and dismissal

After the absolution, the priest continues:

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.

The penitent concludes: His mercy endures forever.

Then the priest dismisses the penitent who has been reconciled, saying:

The Lord has freed you from your sins. Go in peace.


May the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ, the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of all the saints, whatever good you do and suffering you endure, heal your sins, help you to grow in holiness, and reward you with eternal life. Go in peace.


God, my loving Father, thank you for having forgiven me. You are so good. I do not want to offend you any more. Help me to please you always. I love you, Father.

Now fulfill any penance the priest may have given you. Be happy. God has taken away your sins. He embraces you again as his beloved child. The church also receives you back as its dear member.



1. Did you ever doubt that God is present everywhere? Did you ever believe that somebody else is more powerful than God? Did you miss your morning or evening prayer?

2. Have you mentioned the name of God without respect? Have you been disrespectful in the Church? To priests, nuns, the things used in the Church? Did you swear?

3. Have you missed Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of obligation through laziness and negligence? Did you spend the day quarrelling with others and being lazy?

4. Have you been disrespectful to your parents? Did you make them angry? Disobey them or answered them back? Did you refuse to run errands for them? Have you been rude to your elder brothers and sisters? To your teachers? To the old folks at home?

5. Have you quarreled with somebody? Have you refused to talk with someone who has hurt you? Have you hurt somebody in words or in deeds?

6 & 9. Did you read bad comics or magazines? Did you enjoy looking at immodest pictures? Did you enjoy thinking of impure thoughts?

7 & 10. Have you stolen somebody’s things? Is there something which you have borrowed and you have not returned? Did you envy others for the things they had?

8. Have you told a lie? Have you accused others of things which were not true? Did you speak ill about others?


Some sins are light and we call them venial. Other sins are very serious and we call them mortal. Three things makes a sin mortal:

1. It must be a very big sin, that is, seriously displeasing to God and harmful to others,

2. You know or believe that it is very bad,

3. In spite of that, you decide willingly to go ahead and do it anyway.

When we think we are in the state of mortal sin, we should not receive holy communion; we should confess first. When we have venial sin only, we can make an act of perfect contrition and receive Jesus. We make an act of perfect contrition when we are sorry for our sins because we have offended God who loves us so much.

If we are in the danger of death and there is no priest to confess to, we should make an act of contrition. If there is enough sorrow and love, perfect contrition forgives all sins, including mortal sin.




Jesus has said: “He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood will have eternal life.”

In holy communion, Jesus gives us his body and blood under the appearance of bread and win. Jesus gives us himself. He gives us eternal life.

We pray to many saints to obtain graces for us. Jesus is mych more powerful than any saint. He can give us all the graces we want. Let us go to Jesus. Let us receive him in holy communion. Let us ask graces for many people who need help.

A child who wants to be close to Jesus should keep his heart free from sin. Only sin separates us from Jesus. Let us be loyal to Jesus by not saying “yes” to sin.

Holy communion gives us strength to fight against sin.


My Lord and my God! I adore you, sweet Jesus. I believe you are in me. Stay with me, Lord. You are my God. Thank you for coming.

Jesus, I believe that you will give me the grace to avoid sin and obey your command ments. Help me against temptation. I do not want to offend you.

Jesus, I want to tell you many things. But the most important thing I want to tell you now is: I love you.




When we make the Stations of the Cross, we think of the sufferings of Jesus for love of us. We accompany him from Jerusalem to Calvary.

Jesus suffered and died so that he may save us from sin and hell so that he may bring us to heaven. Let us make the Stations of the Cross with devotion. Let us think of Jesus and how much he loves us.


Dear Jesus, you suffered so much for me. Help me to understand how much you love me. I want to love you too. I want to accept my cross for love of you. I am sorry for having offended you many times. I want to be really good. Please help me.

V/. We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. 
R/. Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.

READING: Luke 22:14-20
When the hour came, he took his place at table with the apostles. He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer, for, I tell you, I shall not eat it [again] until there is fulfillment in the kingdom of God.” 

Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and said, “Take this and share it among yourselves; for I tell you [that] from this time on I shall not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”  

Then he took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me.” And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which will be shed for you.

Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be... 

V/. We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. 
R/. Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.

READING: Luke 22:39-46
Then going out he went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him. When he arrived at the place he said to them, “Pray that you may not undergo the test.”

After withdrawing about a stone’s throw from them and kneeling, he prayed, saying, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me; still, not my will but yours be done.”  

And to strengthen him an angel from heaven appeared to him. He was in such agony and he prayed so fervently that his sweat became like drops of blood falling on the ground.  

When he rose from prayer and returned to his disciples, he found them sleeping from grief. He said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray that you may not undergo the test.”

 Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...

V/. We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. 
R/. Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.

READING: Matthew 26:57-68
Those who had arrested Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled. Peter was following him at a distance as far as the high priest’s courtyard, and going inside he sat down with the servants to see the outcome. The chief priests and the entire Sanhedrin kept trying to obtain false testimony against Jesus in order to put him to death, but they found none, though many false witnesses came forward. Finally two came forward who stated, “This man said, ‘I can destroy the temple of God and within three days rebuild it.’ The high priest rose and addressed him, “Have you no answer? What are these men testifying against you?”  But Jesus was silent. Then the high priest said to him, “I order you to tell us under oath before the living God whether you are the Messiah, the Son of God.” Jesus said to him in reply, “You have said so. But I tell you: 

"From now on you will see ‘the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Power’ and ‘coming on the clouds of heaven.’”

Then the high priest tore his robes and said, “He has blasphemed! What further need have we of witnesses? You have now heard the blasphemy; what is your opinion?” They said in reply, “He deserves to die!”  Then they spat in his face and struck him, while some slapped him, saying, “Prophesy for us, Messiah: who is it that struck you?” 

Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...


V/. We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. 
R/. Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.


READINGS: John 19:1-3
Then Pilate took Jesus and had him scourged.  
And the soldiers wove a crown out of thorns and placed it on his head, and clothed him in a purple cloak, and they came to him and said, “Hail, King of the Jews!” 
And they struck him repeatedly.  

Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...

V/. We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. 
R/. Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.|

READINGS: Mark 15:20
After they had mocked him, they stripped him of the purple cloak, and put his own clothes on him. And they led him out to crucify him.

Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...


V/. We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. 
R/. Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.

READING: Isaiah. 53:4-6
Surely he has borne our griefs
and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken
smitten by God, and afflicted.
But he was wounded for our transgressions,
he was bruised for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that
made us whole,
and with his bruises we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned every one to his own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.

Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...

V/. We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. 
R/. Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.

READING: Mark. 15:21-22
They compelled a passer-by, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his Cross. And they brought him to the place called Golgotha, which means the place of the skull.

Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...

V/. We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. 
R/. Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world. 

READING: Luke. 23:28-31
But Jesus turning to them said, "Daughters of Jerusalem do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. For behold the days are coming when they will say, blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never gave suck. Then they will begin to say to the mountains, 'Fall on us'; and to the hills, 'Cover us.' For if they do this when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?"

Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...

V/. We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. 
R/. Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.

READING: Mark. 15:25-27
And it was the third hour, when they crucified him. And the inscription of the charge against him read: "The King of the Jews." And with him they crucified two robbers one on his right and one on his left.

Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...

V/. We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. 
R/. Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.

READING: Luke 23:39-43
Now one of the criminals hanging there reviled Jesus, saying, “Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us.” The other, however, rebuking him, said in reply, “Have you no fear of God, for you are subject to the same condemnation? And indeed, we have been condemned justly, for the sentence we received corresponds to our crimes, but this man has done nothing criminal.” Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” He replied to him, “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”

Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...

V/. We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. 
R/. Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.

READING: John 19: 25-27
Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleopas, and Mary of Magdala. 

When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his home. 

Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...

V/. We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. 
R/. Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.

READING: Mark. 15:33-34, 37, 39
And when the sixth hour had come there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. 

And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice: "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?", which means: "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"

And Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed his last. When the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that he thus breathed his last, he said: "Truly this man was the Son of God".

Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...

V/. We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. 
R/. Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.

READING:  Mark 15:46-47
Joseph of Arimathea, wrapped the body of Jesus in the linen shroud and laid him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock. And he rolled a stone against the door of the tomb.

Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joseph saw where he was laid.

Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...

V/. We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. 
R/. Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.

READING: Mark 16:1-6
When the Sabbath was over, Mary of Magdala, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices with which to go and anoint him. And very early in the morning on the first day of the week they went to the tomb when the sun had risen.

They had been saying to one another, 'Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?' But when they looked they saw that the stone -- which was very big -- had already been rolled back. 

On entering the tomb they saw a young man in a white robe seated on the right-hand side, and they were struck with amazement. But he said to them, 'There is no need to be so amazed. You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified: he has risen, he is not here. See, here is the place where they laid him.

Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...





Do you give flowers to your mother on Mother’s Day? That’s what you do when you pray the rosary – you give a garland to Mary, your heavenly Mother. She likes it very much, you know.

When we say the rosary, we think of the life of Jesus. We remember how Jesus came on earth to live and suffer for us. We remember how he rose from the dead. We think of his Mother Mary. So we are in the company of Jesus and Mary. Isn’t that nice? Let us stay in the company of Jesus and Mary. Let us pray the rosary.

How to Pray the Rosary

Step-By-Step Instructions for Praying The Rosary

  1. Begin by holding the crucifix, saying "In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit," (making the sign of the Cross while doing that), then say the Apostles Creed. 
  2. On the single bead just above the cross, pray the "Our Father." This and all prayers of the rosary are meditative prayers. 
  3. The next cluster has 3 beads. The "Hail Mary" prayer is said on these three beads. You pray the 3 Hail Marys while meditating on the three divine virtues of faith, hope, and love/charity. 
  4. On the chain or cord after the three beads, say the "Glory be..." 
  5. On the next bead, which is a single bead, you announce the first divine mystery of contemplation. For example, if it were a Monday, you would say the first Joyful Mystery is "The Annunciation", at this point you pray the "Our Father" prayer. 
  6. Now this will bring you to the first decade, or set of 10 beads of the Rosary. You will then pray 10 Hail Marys while contemplating the first mystery, example: The Annunciation. 
  7. After the 10th Hail Mary you will have completed the first of 5 decades which make up a Chaplet of the Rosary. You now come to another single bead, at this point, you pray the... Glory be to the Father... then (on the same bead) pray the O My Jesus... then (on the same bead) announce the next or second mystery. For example: if its Monday and your praying the Joyful Mysteries, the second Joyful Mystery is The Visitation. At this point you pray the Our Father.... 
  8. You will now come to the second decade or group of 10 beads, you will now pray the 10 Hail Marys while contemplating the appropriate mystery. 
  9. You continue to pray the rosary the same way throughout. If your intention is to pray a Chaplet (a single set of mysteries) at the end of the fifth mystery you will come back to the joiner, this is where the decades all join with the lower part of the rosary which contains the cross. When you come to the joiner, you decide whether or not you wish to say another Chaplet or end. If you decide to say another Chaplet you simply announce the next mystery and continue. If you wish to end, you simply say the Glory Be To The Father, the O My Jesus, The Our Father and end the rosary with the Hail Holy Queen and the sign of the Cross........ 

Joyful Mystery of the Rosary

Monday & Saturday

  1. The Annunciation of the Lord to Mary
  2. The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth
  3. The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ
  4. The Presentation of our Lord
  5. Finding Jesus in the Temple at age 12


Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary

Tuesday & Friday

  1. The Agony of Jesus in the Garden
  2. The Scourging at the Pillar
  3. Jesus is Crowned with Thorns
  4. Jesus Carried the Cross
  5. The Crucifixion of our Lord


Glorious Mystery of the Rosary

Wednesday & Sunday

  1. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
  2. The Ascension of Jesus to Heaven
  3. The Descent of the Holy Ghost
  4. The Assumption of Mary into Heaven
  5. Mary is Crowned as Queen of Heaven and Earth


Luminous Mystery of the Rosary


  1. The Baptism in the Jordan
  2. The Wedding at Cana
  3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom
  4. The Transfiguration
  5. The Institution of the Eucharist


Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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. 
Singular vessel of devotion, 
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 takes away the sins of the world, 
Spare us, O Lord. 
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, 
Graciously hear us, O Lord. 
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, 
Have mercy on us. 

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, 
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. 
Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we Thy Servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body and by the glorious intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, be delivered from present sorrow and enjoy eternal happiness. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen. 

We fly to your patronage, O Holy Mother of God. Despise not our petitions in our necessities but deliver us from all dangers, O ever glorious and Blessed Virgin.


Remember, most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help and sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence I fly unto you, Virgin of Virgins, my Mother. To you I come, before you I stand sinful and sorrowful, Mother of the word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer me.