The Month of the Rosary

The month of October is celebrated in the Church as the month of the Holy Rosary.  The Rosary has been a source of devotion and prayer, as well as solace and comfort, for many centuries.  It is a great weapon of spiritual force against temptations and trials in our daily life.  The Rosary should be part of every Catholics battle gear.  Together, with the Bible, Confession, the Holy Eucharist, and the Divine Mercy prayer, one can conquer a multitude of vice and evil.  Prayed alone or with others, the culture can be moved by such a devotion and practice.

 As they last, Rosaries and Scapulars will be made available at the foot of the altar.  Please wear your Scapular and pray the Rosary.  As we near the 100th Anniversary of our Lady’s appearance at Fatima, let us courageously and boldly beg her intercession to our Savior and her Son, Jesus Christ.  The mysteries are included below for your benefit.  Let us greet and meet each other in the saying and praying of the Holy Rosary!

The Mysteries of the Rosary

The Joyful Mysteries (Mondays and Saturdays)

  1. The annunciation to Mary that she is to be Mother of the Savior (Luke 1:26-38)
  2. The visitation of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth (Luke 39-47)
  3. The nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 2:1-7)
  4. The presentation of the Infant Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:22-32)
  5. The finding of the Christ Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:41-52)

The Sorrowful Mysteries (Tuesdays and Fridays)

  1. The agony of Christ in the garden (Mark 14:32-36)
  2. The scourging of Jesus at the pillar (John 18:28-38; 19:1)
  3. The crowning with thorns (Mark 15:16-20)
  4. The carrying of the cross (John 19:12-16)
  5. The crucifixion and death of Jesus (Luke 23:33-34; 39-46)

The Glorious Mysteries (Wednesdays and Sundays)

  1. The Resurrection of Jesus (Luke 24:1-6)
  2. The Ascension of our Lord into Heaven (Luke 24:50-53)
  3. The descent of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-4)
  4. The Assumption of Mary into Heaven (John 14:3)                       
  5. The Coronation of Our Lady in Heaven (Rev. 12:1-6)

 The Luminous Mysteries (Thursdays)

  1. Christ’s Baptism in the Jordan (Matthew 3:16-17)
  2. The wedding at Cana (John 2:7-10)
  3. The proclamation of the Kingdom (Mark 1:14-15)
  4. The Transfiguration (Matthew 17:2-3
  5. The Institution of the Eucharist (Matthew 26:26)