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Copyright 1999 Shepherds of Christ Ministries

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First Printing: 1999


Table of Contents

  1. March 18, 1999 - Joyful Mysteries
  2. March 20, 1999 - Sorrowful Mysteries
  3. March 20, 1999 - Joyful Mysteries
  4. March 20, 1999 - Sorrowful Mysteries
  5. March 20, 1999 - Glorious Mysteries
  6. March 22, 1999 - Joyful Mysteries
  7. March 23, 1999 - Joyful Mysteries
  8. April 18, 1999 - Sorrowful Mysteries
  9. April 19, 1999 - Joyful Mysteries
  10. April 19, 1999 - Sorrowful Mysteries
  11. April 19, 1999 - Glorious Mysteries
  12. April 29, 1999 - Sorrowful Mysteries
  13. May 13, 1999 - Glorious Mysteries
  14. June 21, 1999 - Glorious Mysteries

To the Reader

Mary appeared at Fatima. She told us that we are offending God. She told us what we must do. This is Mary’s peace plan:

  1. Until a sufficient number of people have consecrated their hearts to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, we will not have peace in the world.

  2. Mary has requested all to pray the daily rosary.

  3. We must observe the First Saturday devotion:
    — Communion, confession (within 8 days before or after the Saturday), recital of the rosary, and meditating for 15 minutes on the mysteries of the rosary. All this is to be done in a spirit of reparation.

  4. We must make reparation to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

We are disobeying our Mother’s requests at Fatima.

This book is to help the reader grow in their love of the rosary. It is to help them to grow in their love of the Eucharist. May they go deeper and deeper into the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. May they obey Mary’s peace plan given at Fatima so there will be peace in the world.

I love you,

Rita

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About the Rosary

Background

The word rosary comes from the Latin word rosarius which means crown of roses. It is a form of prayer to give love and praise to God while meditating on the lives of Jesus and Mary.

A complete rosary consists of a series of 150 beads divided into 15 groups or decades of ten beads each. Decades are usually separated by one larger bead connected on a string or chain. Extending from this string are five other beads, two large and three small, and a crucifix. Most rosaries consist of five decades. Some rosaries may consist of all fifteen decades.

Certain prayers are said at each bead of a rosary, a Hail Mary on each small bead, an Our Father on each large bead, and a Glory Be and O My Jesus prayer following each decade. The 15 decades are divided into three sets of five. Each set tells about the mysteries in the lives of Jesus and Mary. They are the Joyful Mysteries, the Sorrowful Mysteries and the Glorious Mysteries. While praying the Hail Marys, we meditate on the particular mystery.

Enclosed in this book are meditations that are read during the rosary. Reading a meditation before each Hail Mary, helps us to concentrate and keep our minds focused. Occasionally there is a special meditation before the Glory Be or the Hail Holy Queen.

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How to Pray the Rosary

  1. Make the Sign of the Cross and say the Apostles’ Creed.
  2. Say the Our Father.
  3. Say 3 Hail Marys.
  4. Say the Glory Be to the Father.
  5. Announce the First Mystery,then say the Our Father.
  6. Say 10 Hail Marys.
  7. Say the Glory Be to the Father.
  8. Say the O My Jesus.
  9. Announce the Second Mystery, then say the Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be and O My Jesus.
  10. Announce the Third Mystery, then say the Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be and O My Jesus.
  11. Announce the Fourth Mystery, then say the Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be and O My Jesus.
  12. Announce the Fifth Mystery, then say the Our Father,10 Hail Marys, Glory Be and O My Jesus.
  13. Conclude by saying the Hail Holy Queen.
  14. Make the Sign of the Cross.

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About the Rosary

The Joyful Mysteries

Said on Mondays and Thursdays and on Sundays from the First Sunday of Advent until Lent

  1. The Annunciation to Mary
  2. The Visitation of Mary
  3. The Nativity of Our Lord
  4. The Presentation of the Child, Jesus in the Temple
  5. The Finding of Jesus in the Temple

The Sorrowful Mysteries

Said on Tuesdays and Fridays and on the Sundays of Lent

  1. The Agony in the Garden
  2. The Scourging at the Pillar
  3. The Crowning with Thorns
  4. The Carrying of the Cross
  5. The Crucifixion and Death of Our Lord on the Cross

The Glorious Mysteries

Said on Wednesdays and Saturdays and on Sundays from Easter to Advent

  1. The Resurrection of our Lord
  2. The Ascension of our Lord
  3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles and Mary
  4. The Assumption of Mary into Heaven
  5. The Crowning of Mary Queen of Heaven and Earth

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THE ROSARY PRAYERS

The Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

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 into hell; the third day he arose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven; sits 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.

Our Father
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.

Hail Mary
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.

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.

O My Jesus
O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell and lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.

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.

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. 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 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.

  

*Note: When the rosary is said aloud by two or more persons, one person is the leader. He says the first part of the prayer (up to the asterisk *). Everyone else answers by saying the remainder of the prayer. The O My Jesus and the Hail, Holy Queen are said by all together.

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ROSARY MEDITATIONS

Short Meditations for Little People and Elderly


THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES
MARCH 18, 1999

The Annunciation

  1. The angel Gabriel comes to Mary.
  2. The angel tells Mary about her being the Mother of Jesus.
  3. Mary says yes to the angel.
  4. Mary conceives the Child, Jesus, by the power of the Holy Spirit.
  5. This is a mystery.
  6. God is a mystery.
  7. God tells us about Himself through Jesus.
  8. Jesus is the Son of God.
  9. Jesus is the Son of Man.
  10. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.

The Visitation

  1. Mary visits her cousin, Elizabeth.
  2. Elizabeth is pregnant.
  3. She is beyond the child-bearing age.
  4. God gave Elizabeth and her husband, Zachariah a great gift, a baby.
  5. She conceived the baby in her old age.
  6. Mary is above all women.
  7. Elizabeth gave birth to John the Baptist.
  8. John the Baptist went before Jesus and told them about Him.
  9. John the Baptist told the people to repent.
  10. Repent means they must say they were sorry for offending God and tell Him they want to make up for it.

The Birth of Jesus

  1. Mary and Joseph had to go to another town for a census.
  2. While they were there, she was ready to give birth to Jesus.
  3. Mary and Joseph could not find room in the inn.
  4. Jesus had to be born in a cave.
  5. Jesus was born in Bethlehem.
  6. Jesus was surrounded by sheep and cows at His birth.
  7. Shepherds were there, too.
  8. Angels sang over His crib.
  9. Jesus came to save us from our sins.
  10. We should hate sin.

The Presentation in the Temple

  1. Mary and Joseph took Jesus to the temple when He was an Infant.
  2. Mary and Joseph took Him to present Him to the Lord.
  3. Mary and Joseph offered two turtle doves as a sacrifice in the temple.
  4. Simeon was there.
  5. Simeon told Mary, ...' Look, he is destined for the fall and for the rise of many in Israel...' (Lk. 2:34)
  6. Simeon also told her a sword would pierce her heart.
  7. Mary knew from this that many Jewish people would reject Jesus.
  8. Mary knew from this Jesus would suffer.
  9. Mary knew from this she would suffer.
  10. Mary did suffer, for she saw Jesus suffer in His life.

The Finding of Jesus in the Temple

  1. When Jesus was twelve years old, Mary and Joseph took Him to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover.
  2. When they were ready to leave, Jesus was not with them.
  3. Mary and Joseph did not know this.
  4. Mary and Joseph had traveled a distance before they realized Jesus was not with them.
  5. Mary and Joseph returned with their hearts in pain.
  6. Mary and Joseph searched for Jesus.
  7. Mary and Joseph found Him with the teachers in the temple.
  8. The teachers were astounded at Jesus' answers.
  9. Jesus told Mary He had to be about His Father's business.
  10. Mary kept this in her heart.

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SORROWFUL MYSTERIES
MARCH 20, 1999

(Between decades sing A Song from Jesus)

The Agony in the Garden

  1. Jesus suffered in the garden because men did not obey God.
  2. Jesus took the Apostles Peter, James and John with Him.
  3. Jesus suffered so much, He sweat Blood.
  4. The Apostles slept when Jesus told them to pray.
  5. Today there is much evil in the world.
  6. We must pray.
  7. God listens to our prayers.
  8. God is Almighty.
  9. Jesus is God the Son.
  10. Jesus gives Himself to us in the Mass.

The Scourging at the Pillar

  1. The angry men arrested Jesus.
  2. These men condemned Jesus to death for telling the truth.
  3. The men tied Jesus to a pillar.
  4. The men hit Jesus with whips.
  5. Jesus bled.
  6. Jesus shed His Blood for us that we would be saved.
  7. Jesus loves us so much.
  8. Jesus suffered so much anguish to His Heart.
  9. When you love someone so much you want them to love you, too.
  10. God created us. He wants us to love Him.

The Crowning with Thorns

  1. Jesus is the King of heaven and earth.
  2. Jesus is the most loving King.
  3. The Son came to earth to save us.
  4. The men did not honor Jesus as King.
  5. The men beat Jesus and spit on Him.
  6. The men dressed Jesus in a scarlet robe and made fun of Him as a King.
  7. The men made a crown of piercing thorns and, pounded it into Jesus’ head.
  8. Jesus suffered for our sins.
  9. Jesus paid the price for our sins.
  10. We must tell Jesus we are sorry when we sin.

The Carrying of the Cross

  1. They gave Jesus a heavy cross to carry.
  2. The men told Jesus He had to die.
  3. Jesus accepted the cross willingly.
  4. Jesus did this because it was His Fathers will.
  5. Jesus did this because He loves us so much.
  6. Jesus’ pain in His Heart was worse than His pain in His Body.
  7. Jesus wants us to love Him.
  8. Jesus shows us that we will suffer in our lives.
  9. We must do what God wants us to do. Sometimes we suffer in our lives.
  10. Jesus wants us to love Him more than anything on earth.

The Crucifixion

  1. Jesus went to the hill of Calvary.
  2. They stripped Jesus of His clothes.
  3. They used gigantic nails and nailed Him to the big cross.
  4. They raised up the cross.
  5. Jesus hung on that tree for a long time until He died.
  6. Jesus gave His life for us.
  7. When we are lonely, we should look at Jesus on the cross.
  8. Jesus loved us so much, He died for us.
  9. Jesus wants us to love each other.
  10. Jesus is love.

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JOYFUL MYSTERIES
MARCH 20, 1999

Sing The Rosary song in between decades. (refrain only)

The Annunciation

  1. Mary's children were created by God to go to heaven.
  2. Eve sinned.
  3. Adam and Eve were our first parents.
  4. The angel comes to Mary, she is sinless.
  5. Mary conceived Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit.
  6. Jesus is the Son of God, Son of Man.
  7. Jesus comes to save man from his sins.
  8. Mary obeyed God always.
  9. Eve disobeyed God.
  10. We must always try to obey God.

The Visitation

  1. Mary visits her cousin, Elizabeth.
  2. Elizabeth is with child.
  3. John the Baptist prepared a way for Jesus.
  4. When Mary met Elizabeth the child in Elizabeth's womb leapt for joy.
  5. We must do what God wants us to do.
  6. God gives us the Commandments to live by.
  7. God gives us His word to live by.
  8. Mary spoke to Elizabeth.
  9. "And Mary said: My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord" (Lk 1:46)
  10. Nothing is impossible with God.

The Birth of Jesus

  1. Shepherds saw Jesus in the stable.
  2. We have nice cozy beds.
  3. Where do you think Mary and Joseph laid their head in the stable?
  4. Mary suffered at the birth of Jesus, but she was filled with joy to see the Christ Child.
  5. Christmas is all about Christ's birth.
  6. Many people today do not speak of Jesus' birth during Christmas.
  7. We must learn to live our lives for Jesus.
  8. No one feels good after sinning.
  9. Jesus is with us today.
  10. Jesus remains with us in the Blessed Sacrament.

The Presentation

  1. Mary and Joseph went to the temple with Jesus.
  2. Simeon told Mary she would suffer.
  3. We meditate on the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries. There are 15 mysteries in the rosary, 5 Joyful, 5 Sorrowful and 5 Glorious Mysteries.
  4. There are five sets of ten Hail Marys in each mystery, this is a decade.
  5. The mysteries of the rosary are mysteries in the lives of Jesus and Mary.
  6. Sing The Rosary song.
  7. Mary told us at Fatima we must pray the rosary.
  8. Mary appeared to three little children at Fatima.
  9. The main visionary, Lucia is still alive.
  10. We meditate on the sorrows of Mary.

The Finding in the Temple

  1. Mary suffered so much when Jesus was lost.
  2. Mary and Joseph began to look for Jesus.
  3. After three days they found Jesus in the temple.
  4. "they found him in the Temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them, and asking questions;" (Lk 2:46)
  5. "and all those who heard him were astounded at his intelligence and his replies." (Lk 2:47)
  6. We must search for Jesus our whole lives.
  7. We want to know Him more.
  8. Our Church has seven Sacraments.
  9. Jesus gives us Himself in the Eucharist.
  10. Jesus loves us so much.

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THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES
MARCH 20, 1999

Sing the song A Song from Jesus in between decades. (refrain only)

The Agony in the Garden

  1. Jesus is God, He comes to save us.
  2. Before Jesus rose from the dead, He had to suffer so much.
  3. Jesus suffered for us. He loves us so much.
  4. Help us Jesus to realize Your love."
  5. An angel appeared to Jesus to comfort Him.
  6. Jesus knew He would die.
  7. Jesus knows all things, He is God.
  8. Jesus knew all He would suffer.
  9. Jesus went willingly to His suffering and death on the cross.
  10. Jesus asks us to accept our sufferings.

The Scourging at the Pillar

  1. The men bound Jesus at the pillar.
  2. Jesus could have broke the bonds.
  3. It is silly to think they could tie God down.
  4. God has all the power.
  5. When we try to see Jesus being beaten at the pillar, we will know more about His love for us.
  6. The men tore His flesh.
  7. Think of someone you love being beaten.
  8. It is awful to think of how they treated Jesus.
  9. Many times people treat us mean.
  10. It hurts us a lot when people are mean to us.

The Crowning with Thorns

  1. The precious head of Jesus was crowned with thorns.
  2. Kings wear crowns.
  3. Jesus is the King of heaven and earth.
  4. The men didn't believe Jesus was a King.
  5. The men made fun of Jesus and crowned Him with thorns.
  6. Many times our friends say things that make fun of us.
  7. Sometimes others laugh when others are mean.
  8. It is very hurtful when people laugh at us.
  9. We do not like people to hurt us, we want to be loved.
  10. We must not say mean things to others.

The Carrying of the Cross

  1. See Jesus carrying a big cross on His back.
  2. The men gave Jesus the cross and made Him carry it.
  3. The cross Jesus carried was heavy with the sins of the world.
  4. Jesus gives us crosses to carry.
  5. Many crosses we must carry are heavy.
  6. We cannot have everything we want.
  7. Many times we suffer as little children.
  8. Sometimes people do not understand our feelings.
  9. Sometimes we are sick and need something and they do not understand.
  10. This is a cross,when we hurt in our heart and can't change it.

The Crucifixion

  1. The men hung Jesus on a cross.
  2. "Above him there was an inscription: 'This is the King of the Jews'." (Lk 23:38)
  3. Jesus willingly gave His life for us.
  4. Jesus paid the price for our sins.
  5. On the cross, Jesus forgave the men who hurt Him.
  6. As Jesus hung on the cross, He gave us His Mother to be our Mother.
  7. Mary stood beneath the cross with His Apostle, John.
  8. Jesus loved John very much.
  9. Jesus loves us so much, He died for us.
  10. See Jesus hanging on the cross and thank Him for His love for us.

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THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES
MARCH 20, 1999

Sing the song Glory, Glory, Glory Lord in between decades. (verse 1 only)

The Resurrection

  1. On the third day, Jesus came forth from the tomb.
  2. Jesus came to give us a sharing in His Life.
  3. Jesus is a Divine Person; we are human persons.
  4. Jesus gives us a special sharing in His Life in Baptism.
  5. It is important to be baptized.
  6. Jesus wants us to be with Him forever in heaven.
  7. Jesus died and rose from the dead.
  8. Jesus did this so we would be saved from our sins.
  9. We have seven Sacraments in the Church.
  10. The Sacraments allow us to share in God's life.

The Ascension

  1. Jesus lived 33 years on the earth.
  2. Jesus suffered and died.
  3. Jesus rose from the dead.
  4. These are the Glorious Mysteries.
  5. In these mysteries we meditate on these glorious events.
  6. Jesus ascended into heaven.
  7. Jesus' wounds from the cross were glorified.
  8. Jesus may have looked like He had lost when He was crucified.
  9. We see the glory in the Resurrection and the Ascension.
  10. Picture Jesus going up in the sky.

The Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles

  1. Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit.
  2. After Jesus ascended into heaven, the Apostles went to the upper room.
  3. The Apostles were afraid when Jesus left them.
  4. The Apostles knew Jesus would send the Holy Spirit.
  5. The Apostles prayed with Mary in the room.
  6. The Apostles prayed in one mind and one heart.
  7. The Holy Spirit came. "and there appeared to them tongues as of fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them." (Acts 2:3)
  8. After the Holy Spirit came, their hearts were consumed with love for God.
  9. The Apostles went out and told everyone about the love of God.
  10. Many people listened to the Apostles.

The Assumption

  1. Mary was taken body and soul into heaven.
  2. Our bodies will die.
  3. When we die, our souls will go to heaven, hell or purgatory.
  4. We must obey God's laws: the Commandments.
  5. We must listen to the Bible and live by it.
  6. The Bible is the Word of God.
  7. "Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, robed with the sun, standing on the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars." (Rev 12:1)
  8. Sing The Rosary song (refrain)
  9. Sing A Song From Jesus (refrain)
  10. Sing Jesus, I Want to be with You (verse 1)

The Crowning of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth

  1. See Mary's beautiful face.
  2. See the sword in her Heart.
  3. Mary wants her children to be holy.
  4. Many people do not honor or love their Mother.
  5. Mary is our Mother, we must make her Queen of our hearts.
  6. Jesus is the King of our hearts.
  7. Let us say: "I give my heart to Jesus and Mary with you in love."
  8. We should ask that the Blood of Jesus be spread on us. Mary asks that we pray the rosary.
  9. "Mary Immaculate most pure, we make you the Queen of our hearts.
  10. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, we make you the King of our hearts.

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THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES
MARCH 22, 1999

The Annunciation

  1. God chose Mary from all women to be the Mother of Jesus.
  2. The angel appeared to Mary.
  3. The angel told Mary about her being the Mother of Jesus.
  4. Mary said, "yes".
  5. Mary is the only sinless human person.
  6. Joseph is her spouse on earth.
  7. Joseph is the foster-father of Jesus.
  8. We must honor Mary as Mother of God.
  9. We must honor Mary as our heavenly Mother.
  10. Mary wants a personal relationship with us.

The Visitation

  1. Mary is with us her children in a special way.
  2. Mary wants us to love her.
  3. Mary went to her cousin Elizabeth's.
  4. Elizabeth recognized Mary's great role.
  5. Mary recognized her great calling to be God's Mother.
  6. Mary was humble.
  7. Mary said she was the servant of the Lord.
  8. We are servants of God.
  9. We live to please our heavenly Father.
  10. We are in the Father's family.

The Birth of Jesus

  1. The Son came to the earth. We must be like Jesus.
  2. Jesus is love.
  3. The Son did not come as a high and mighty King. He came as a little Baby.
  4. The people of the earth were sinning.
  5. The Son came to show them the way to holiness.
  6. Jesus and Mary have pure and sinless Hearts.
  7. We must act like Jesus and Mary.
  8. Jesus and Mary are humble.
  9. Humble means we live in truth.
  10. We are all sinners. Jesus and Mary are sinless.

The Presentation

  1. Jesus was taken to the temple.
  2. Jesus was presented to the Father.
  3. We must see ourselves as little children of the Father.
  4. We go to God to be taught how to be good.
  5. We don't do everything we want.
  6. We do what God wants us to do.
  7. Simeon told Mary some people would fall.
  8. Mary helps us to do what God wants us to do.
  9. When we give our hearts to Jesus and Mary we act more as God wishes us to act.
  10. We give our hearts to Jesus and Mary with you in love.

The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple

  1. When Jesus was 12 years old, He went to the temple.
  2. Mary and Joseph couldn't find Jesus.
  3. Mary and Joseph found Jesus in the temple doing His Father's business.
  4. We must be about Our Father's business.
  5. We must live in love.
  6. We must live to love God and each other.
  7. We must always try to do what is pleasing to our heavenly Father.
  8. The Father wants us to love God.
  9. The Father wants us to obey God and His Commandments.
  10. We are children in the Father's family. God the Father is our heavenly Father. Mary is our heavenly Mother. We must honor our Father and Mother.

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THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES
MARCH 23, 1999

A Little Rosary Based on the Litany

The Annunciation

The Angel Gabriel comes to Mary, and speaks concerning her call to be the Mother of God.

  1. Mary most humble.
  2. Mary obedient.
  3. Mary most perfectly conformed to the will of God.
  4. Mary Immaculate.
  5. Mary conceived without sin.
  6. Mary most pure.
  7. Mary all holy.
  8. Mary, spouse of the Holy Spirit.
  9. Mary, Mother of God.
  10. Mary, gate of heaven.

The Visitation

Mary visits her cousin, Elizabeth, who is with child.

  1. Mary, Morning star.
  2. Mary, Mother most pure.
  3. Mary, Mother all holy.
  4. Mary, Mother Immaculate.
  5. Mary, lover of sinners.
  6. Mary, comforter of the afflicted.
  7. Mary, help of Christians.
  8. Mary, is house of gold and gate of heaven.
  9. Mary, handmaid of the Lord.
  10. Mary, Queen of the apostles.

The Birth of Jesus

Jesus is born in a stable in Bethlehem.

  1. Mary, house of gold and gate of heaven.
  2. Mary, Ark of the Covenant.
  3. Mary, Morning star.
  4. Mary, health of the sick.
  5. Mary, refuge of sinners.
  6. Mary, help of Christians.
  7. Mary, Mother of God.
  8. Mary, Virgin most pure.
  9. Mary, Mother of Our Creator.
  10. Mary, Mother of Divine Grace.

The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

Mary and Joseph took Jesus to the temple.

  1. Luke 2:35, "and a sword will pierce your soul too - .."
  2. Mary, all holy Virgin.
  3. Mary, comforter of the afflicted.
  4. Mary, refuge of sinners.
  5. Mary, spouse of Joseph.
  6. Mary, chosen daughter of the Father.
  7. Mary, Mother most pure.
  8. Mary, Mother Immaculate.
  9. Mary, Mother of us all.
  10. Mary, refuge of sinners.

The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple.

Mary is the Mystical rose and Ark of the Covenant.

  1. Mary, more perfectly conformed to the will of God than any human person.
  2. Mary, Mother of Jesus.
  3. Mary, pure of Heart.
  4. Mary, refuge of sinners.
  5. Mary, comforter of the afflicted.
  6. Mary, Mother of all children.
  7. Mary, Queen of peace.
  8. Mary, spiritual vessel.
  9. Mary, vessel of honor.
  10. Mary, singular vessel of devotion.

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THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES
APRIL 18, 1999

The Agony in the Garden

  1. Jesus sweat Blood.
  2. Jesus saw all men's sins.
  3. Jesus knew all the hatred in their hearts.
  4. Jesus was willing to suffer for men.
  5. Jesus allowed Himself to be handed over.
  6. Jesus knew all the suffering of the Passion.
  7. His Apostles slept.
  8. Jesus knew Judas would betray Him.
  9. Jesus was comforted by the angel.
  10. Jesus is one with the Father and the Holy Spirit.

The Scourging at the Pillar

  1. Jesus was whipped.
  2. Jesus was hated by those He loved.
  3. Jesus suffered in His Heart.
  4. Jesus suffered for the sins of men.
  5. Jesus allowed Himself to be bound at the pillar.
  6. Jesus allowed Himself to be scourged for our sins.
  7. God has all the power.
  8. (John 3:16)
    For this is how God loved the world:
    he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
  9. Jesus is Lord.
  10. Jesus is King. He was beaten for our sins.

The Crowning of Thorns

  1. Jesus was crowned with thorns.
  2. Jesus was mocked as King.
  3. Jesus was spit on.
  4. Jesus was given a purple robe.
  5. Jesus was given a reed.
  6. Jesus was laughed at.
  7. Jesus was ridiculed.
  8. Jesus allowed this treatment.
  9. Jesus has all the power.
  10. Jesus is King.

The Carrying of the Cross

  1. Jesus is the humble Servant.
  2. Jesus came to serve.
  3. Jesus washed their feet.
  4. Jesus knelt down to do this.
  5. Many men today want to be on top of everyone.
  6. Jesus was stooped over with the cross on His back.
  7. Jesus is humble.
  8. Mary is humble.
  9. Jesus fell to the ground, three times.
  10. Jesus has all the power. He allowed Himself to be treated this way.

The Crucifixion

  1. Jesus is the King of heaven and earth.
  2. The King of kings.
  3. Jesus mounted the throne.
  4. Jesus gave Himself as the Sacrifice.
  5. It was the Blood of the innocent One that was shed.
  6. Son-of-God, Son-of-Man, was put to death.
  7. Jesus, the Victor, wore a crown of thorns.
  8. Jesus, the New Adam, dies.
  9. Jesus was stripped of His garments.
  10. Jesus born bare in a stable dies on the bare tree.
    He was nailed to the cross.
    He was stripped bare.
    He looked as if He had lost, but it was the greatest Sacrifice offered.
    The Son of God dies on the cross.
    It was the Blood of a Divine Person that was shed.
    ALLELUIA - GOD IS RISEN FROM THE DEAD. ALLELUIA.
    DEATH HAS NO POWER OVER JESUS.

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THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES
APRIL 19, 1999

Sing between decades: The Rosary song; refrain & Verse 2.

The Annunciation

  1. The angel Gabriel appears to Mary.
  2. Mary is pure and Immaculate.
  3. Mary is the Mother of Jesus.
  4. Mary is sinless.
  5. We are children of the Father.
  6. We are children of Mary.
  7. We are not perfect.
  8. We are all sinners.
  9. Mary is the only sinless human person.
  10. Mary said, "yes" to the angel.

The Visitation

  1. Mary goes to visit her cousin, Elizabeth.
  2. Mary is carrying Jesus in her womb.
  3. Elizabeth is with child in her old age.
  4. When Mary visits Elizabeth, the babe in Elizabeth’s womb leapt for joy.
  5. Nothing is impossible with God.
  6. Mary is filled with the Holy Spirit.
  7. Mary says the Magnificat.
  8. Mary is the handmaid of the Lord.
  9. Mary is Jesus’ Mother, Mary is our Mother.
  10. Mary loves us so much more than any earthly mother can.

The Birth of Jesus

  1. See the little Baby Jesus in the manger.
  2. See Jesus little hands and feet.
  3. Jesus is God-made-Man.
  4. Jesus is a Baby.
  5. Jesus is humble.
  6. Jesus comes to give us love.
  7. Jesus comes to save us.
  8. Man was held captive in sin.
  9. Jesus forgives our sins.
  10. Jesus still loves me even though I sin.

The Presentation in the Temple

  1. Joseph and Mary took Jesus to the temple.
  2. Marys Heart is wounded.
  3. So many of Marys children will be lost.
  4. So many of Marys children will be saved.
  5. Mary wants them all to be saved.
  6. We pray for ourselves and for others.
  7. Christ lives in us.
  8. We must be careful to always speak the truth.
  9. Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, 'Look, he is destined for the fall and for the rise of many in Israel, destined to be a sign that is opposed -- Lk. 2:34)
  10. Mary wants to lead us to Jesus.

The Finding of Jesus in the Temple

  1. Every year his parents used to go to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover. When he was twelve years old, they went up for the feast as usual. (Lk. 2:41-42)
  2. We live to do what Our Father in heaven wants.
  3. Many people ignore God and try to please other people.
  4. We must always ask ourselves, "What does God want me to do?"
  5. Life is so short.
  6. We are here to love God above all things.
  7. We are here to love our neighbor as ourselves.
  8. Sunday is a day to rest and honor God in a special way.
  9. We go to church to find God.
  10. God feeds us through the Eucharist.

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THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES
APRIL 19, 1999

Sing between decades: A Song From Jesus; refrain

The Agony in the Garden

  1. Jesus sweat Blood in the garden.
  2. Men sin. This offends God.
  3. We must make reparation to God for our sins and the sins of men.
  4. Jesus loved us so much He gave Himself as a Sacrifice for us.
  5. Jesus knew the sins of all men in the garden.
  6. Jesus knew He would suffer.
  7. Jesus prayed in the garden.
  8. ...My Father, he said, if it is possible, let this cup pass me by. Nevertheless, let it be as you, not I, would have it. (Mt. 26:39)
  9. Again, a second time, he went away and prayed: My Father, he said, if this cup cannot pass by, but I must drink it, your will be done! (Mt. 26:42)
  10. Jesus suffered so because He loves us so much.

The Scourging at the Pillar

  1. The men beat Jesus.
  2. The men wanted to hurt Him.
  3. The men acted in hatred.
  4. Jesus loved them even when they hit Him.
  5. Jesus wants us to love everyone.
  6. We can hate the sins of others.
  7. But we must love the sinners.
  8. Always, always love.
  9. The men beat Him and tore His flesh.
  10. But Jesus’ greatest pain was to His Sacred Heart.

The Crowning with Thorns

  1. Jesus is the King of heaven and earth.
  2. Jesus was given a crown of thorns.
  3. Jesus suffered when the thorns were pounded into His head.
  4. Many people today sin with their heads.
  5. Talking against people in hatred is not Gods will.
  6. Lying is a sin.
  7. Hitting someone’s body in hatred is not right.
  8. Wanting someone to suffer persecution is wrong.
  9. Looking at bad movies is wrong.
  10. Willingly listening to others that are disrespecting God is wrong.

The Carrying of the Cross

  1. God does not want us to constantly criticize each other.
  2. God wants us to live our life loving each other.
  3. Many times people sin.
  4. We should carefully choose our friends.
  5. We should try to avoid sin.
  6. When children act sinfully, if we can, we should walk away.
  7. Jesus wants us to be holy.
  8. There are many untruths in the world.
  9. Ask Mary to lead us to Jesus.
  10. We must pick up our cross and follow our Master.

The Crucifixion

  1. Jesus hung on the cross.
  2. Jesus hung a long time before He died.
  3. Jesus was patient.
  4. We must suffer our crosses in patience.
  5. Jesus wants us to be patient.
  6. And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried out in a loud voice, Eli, eli, lama sabachthani? that is, My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Mt. 27:46)
  7. The men divided Jesus’ garments.
  8. The men had Jesus put to death.
  9. Jesus was buried in a tomb.
  10. Mary wept outside the tomb.

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THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES
APRIL 19, 1999

Sing between decades: Glory, Glory, Glory Lord, Verse 1

The Resurrection

  1. Jesus rose from the dead.
  2. Jesus is victorious.
  3. We must tell others about Our Resurrected Lord.
  4. Jesus came out of the tomb.
  5. When we do the Fathers will, we are happy.
  6. We are little children of the Father.
  7. Mary is our Mother.
  8. We are part of the Fathers family.
  9. We must help each other to love.
  10. God is LOVE.

The Ascension

  1. Jesus ascended into heaven.
  2. We are Jesus apostles today.
  3. We must tell others about Jesus love for them.
  4. When we are baptized, we are given this mission.
  5. We teach others how to act by our actions.
  6. Big children are responsible for being a good example.
  7. Christ lives in us in a special way when we are in the state of grace.
  8. We must live to please God.
  9. Some people are so afraid of what people think of us.
  10. We must focus more on what God thinks of us.

The Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles

  1. When the Holy Spirit came upon the Apostles, they were changed from fear to fearlessness.
  2. We must pray to the Holy Spirit.
  3. The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Trinity.
  4. We must seek to love and know the Holy Spirit.
  5. The Holy Spirit is the Spouse of Mary.
  6. The Holy Spirit works with the Virgin Mary.
  7. The Holy Spirit fills us with fire for love of God.
  8. The Holy Spirit makes us holy.
  9. It is good to pray to the Holy Spirit especially before Pentecost.
  10. Pentecost is a big feast celebrating the descent of the Holy Spirit on Mary and the Apostles.

The Assumption

  1. Mary was taken into heaven, body and soul.
  2. Jesus ascended into heaven.
  3. Mary and Jesus’ bodies are in heaven.
  4. When we die, our souls will go somewhere.
  5. Our souls never die.
  6. If we go to hell, we suffer.
  7. In the end our souls will be united with our body.
  8. If we go to heaven we will delight in great fullness in body and soul.
  9. We must go through the Immaculate Virgin.
  10. Sing: Immaculate Mary.

The Coronation

  1. Mary is crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth.
  2. Jesus has won the victory.
  3. Jesus has conquered death.
  4. Jesus is the Son of God.
  5. We are Jesus’ brothers.
  6. Marys Heart will triumph.
  7. Jesus Heart will reign.
  8. The rosary is a prayer we pray to help us meditate on these mysteries.
  9. God is the ultimate mystery.
  10. God reveals Himself to us through His Son, Jesus Christ.

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THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES
APRIL 29, 1999

The Agony in the Garden

  1. Jesus took the Apostles, Peter, James and John with Him to the garden.
  2. The Apostles slept.
  3. Jesus knew He was going to die.
  4. Jesus wanted the Apostles to be awake and with Him.
  5. The angel appeared and comforted Him.
  6. Jesus asked them if they couldn't stay awake one hour.
  7. The Apostles still slept.
  8. Jesus knew every whipping and cruelty that would happen.
  9. Jesus suffered so much that His sweat was Blood.
  10. Jesus' thoughts were for us.

The Scourging at the Pillar

  1. Look at the beaten Body of our beloved Savior.
  2. Look at His hands and arms.
  3. See the wounds on His flesh.
  4. See the Blood go into the air.
  5. Some days we feel we are beaten.
  6. Life is a struggle.
  7. We want to be happy.
  8. We must learn to deal truthfully with our world.
  9. We must try to not sin.
  10. We must obey the Ten Commandments.

The Crowning of Thorns

  1. See the Blood come down His face.
  2. See the pointy thorns go into His head.
  3. Feel the robe on your flesh.
  4. Listen to the men mocking Our Lord.
  5. See men spitting on Jesus.
  6. See Jesus accept all the treatment.
  7. Stand with Jesus and experience the abuse.
  8. Hear the noisy, loud, men laughing as they beat Jesus.
  9. Hear the men laugh and mock Jesus.
  10. Whisper to Jesus how you love Him.

The Carrying of the Cross

  1. Feel the heavy cross on your back.
  2. Feel the deep love He has for each and every soul.
  3. Be there, stand beside Mary.
  4. Look at Mary as she suffers.
  5. Is her face red?
  6. Does Mary look weak?
  7. Do you want to help her?
  8. Look into Jesus' face with Mary.
  9. Do you want to help Jesus?
  10. Whisper words of love in His ear.

The Crucifixion

  1. See the BIG CROSS.
  2. See the beaten Body of the Lord.
  3. We also suffer in our bodies.
  4. Take time to get the proper rest.
  5. The devil will try to divide us from those we love.
  6. Jesus died for all.
  7. We are His beloved ones.
  8. Be at the crucifixion, see the darkened sky.
  9. Here crying about you.
  10. Tell God we are truly sorry for offending Him and others and ask Him for forgiveness for our sins.

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THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES
MAY 13, 1999

The Resurrection

  1. Christ HAS RISEN.
  2. We are His witnesses.
  3. SING ALLELUIA.
  4. RAISE OUR VOICES IN GREAT JOY.
  5. ALLELUIA,ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA.
  6. "Death has no power over Him. ...where is your sting?"(1 Co. 15:55)
  7. God is Mighty.
  8. Jesus is King.
  9. Jesus is Victorious.
  10. Jesus has Risen from the dead.

The Ascension

  1. Fear not, God is with us.
  2. Jesus ascends to the Father.
  3. Jesus will send the Holy Spirit.
  4. The Apostles will be changed from fear to fearlessness.
  5. The Apostles pray together, waiting for the Holy Spirit.
  6. COME OUT OF YOUR TOMBS.
  7. We give our hearts to Jesus and Mary with one another in love.
  8. We give ourselves to God.
  9. "...it is no longer I, but Christ living in me..." (Ga 2:20)
  10. Victory, Victory, Victory.

The Descent of the Holy Spirit

  1. We will be victors.
  2. We will wear a white robe.
  3. Our robes will be washed in Jesus' Blood.
  4. The Holy Spirit will fill our hearts with the fire of God's love.
  5. We must Pray - Come Holy Spirit, Come!
  6. SONG: A Song from Jesus - Sing.
  7. SONG: Come Holy Ghost - Sing.
  8. SONG: Immaculate Mary - Sing.
  9. SONG: Holy God, We Praise Thy Name - Sing.
  10. Come Holy Spirit, Come. Alleluia.

The Assumption

  1. SONG: Glory, Glory, Glory Lord - Sing.
  2. SONG: Hail Holy Queen - Sing.
  3. Mary is taken into heaven body and soul.
  4. Jesus and Mary have Hearts of pure love.
  5. We dwell in her Immaculate Heart.
  6. We intercede through Our Mother Mary.
  7. Mary is Immaculate.
  8. Mary is pure.
  9. Mary has been conceived without sin.
  10. Mary is Mother.

The Coronation

  1. SONG: On This Day - Sing.
  2. SONG: Immaculate Mary - Sing.
  3. SONG: Hail Holy Queen - Sing.
  4. Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, robed with the sun, standing on the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. (Rv 12:1)
  5. She was pregnant, and in labour, crying aloud in the pangs of childbirth. (Rv 12:2)
  6. The Sacred Heart of Jesus will Reign.
  7. The Immaculate Heart of Mary will triumph.
  8. Our sorrow will be turned to joy.
  9. We must obey God's will.
  10. We are the children of God the Father. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

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THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES
JUNE 21, 1999

The Resurrection

  1. Jesus rose from the dead.
  2. Jesus came that we would have life to the full.
  3. Jesus gives us His life abundantly in the Eucharist.
  4. God wants a personal relationship with us.
  5. God the Father wants our love.
  6. Jesus is God the Son, He remains with us in the Eucharist.
  7. God the Holy Spirit fills our hearts with the fire of Gods love.
  8. God wants us to love Him.
  9. God wants us to adore Him.
  10. God wants us to praise Him and thank Him for His gifts.

The Ascension

  1. Jesus ascends into heaven.
  2. God answers our heartfelt prayer.
  3. We need to tell God we are sorry for our sins and the sins of the earth.
  4. We are His apostles today.
  5. We are commissioned in Baptism to spread the Good News.
  6. The Apostles prayed together in one mind and one heart.
  7. The Apostles prayed in the upper room.
  8. God is our Father. We must see ourselves as children in the Father’s family.
  9. We cannot have true happiness if we ignore God.
  10. God is Creator. Jesus is our Savior.

 The Descent of the Holy Spirit

  1. We must pray that the truth is in us.
  2. We must pray to know what is right and wrong.
  3. Many today think they can make their own rules.
  4. God gives us the Ten Commandments. We must obey them.
  5. Jesus gives us His word to live by.
  6. We must seek the truth.
  7. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
  8. The Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles.
  9. Dear Holy Spirit, we ask You to give us the Spirit of Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety and Fear of the Lord.
  10. When Pentecost day came round, they had all met together, when suddenly there came from heaven a sound as of a violent wind which filled the entire house in which they were sitting;and there appeared to them tongues as of fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak different languages as the Spirit gave them power to express themselves. (Acts 2:1-4)

The Assumption

  1. Mary is taken into heaven.
  2. Mary is our Mother.
  3. Mary walks by our side.
  4. Mary wants us to give ourselves to her Immaculate Heart.
  5. Mary is Mother of all.
  6. Many of Marys children disrespect her.
  7. Mary leads us to Jesus.
  8. Mary wants to take us to His Sacred Heart.
  9. The Hearts of Jesus and Mary are pure and holy Hearts.
  10. Mary is the New Eve. Jesus is the New Adam.

Coronation of Mary

  1. Hail Holy Queen.
  2. Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, robed with the sun, standing on the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant, and in labour, crying aloud in the pangs of childbirth. (Rv. 12:1-2)
  3. Mary is the Mother of the Church.
  4. 'let us be glad and joyful and give glory to God, because this is the time for the marriage of the Lamb. His bride is ready, and she has been able to dress herself in dazzling white linen, because her linen is made of the good deeds of the saints.' (Rv. 19:7-8)
  5. There will be a great era of peace.
  6. The Sacred Heart of Jesus will reign.
  7. The Immaculate Heart of Mary will triumph.
  8. We must pray the rosary daily.
  9. I give my heart to Jesus and Mary with you in love.
  10. We love You our beloved God and Mary our Mother.

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Rosary Chapel Windows


The Annunciation Stained Glass Window

The Annunciation
THE FIRST JOYFUL MYSTERY


The Visitation Stained Glass Window

The Visitation
THE SECOND JOYFUL MYSTERY


The Birth of Our Lord Stained Glass Window

The Birth of Our Lord
THE THIRD JOYFUL MYSTERY


The Presentation Stained Glass Window

The Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple
THE FOURTH JOYFUL MYSTERY


Finding of Jesus Stained Glass Window

The Finding of Our Lord in the Temple
THE FIFTH JOYFUL MYSTERY


Agony in the Garden Stained Glass Window

The Agony in the Garden
THE FIRST SORROWFUL MYSTERY


Scourging at the Pillar Stained Glass Window

The Scourging at the Pillar
THE SECOND SORROWFUL MYSTERY


Crowning with Thorns Stained Glass Window

The Crowning with Thorns
THE THIRD SORROWFUL MYSTERY


Jesus Carries His Cross Stained Glass Window

Jesus Carries His Cross
THE FOURTH SORROWFUL MYSTERY


Jesus Dies on the Cross Stained Glass Window

Jesus Dies on the Cross
THE FIFTH SORROWFUL MYSTERY


The Resurrection Stained Glass Window

The Resurrection
THE FIRST GLORIOUS MYSTERY


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The Ascension
THE SECOND GLORIOUS MYSTERY


Descent of the Holy Spirit Stained Glass Window

The Descent of the Holy Spirit
THE THIRD GLORIOUS MYSTERY


The Assumption Stained Glass Window

The Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven
THE FOURTH GLORIOUS MYSTERY


The Coronation Stained Glass Window

The Coronation of Our Lady
THE FIFTH GLORIOUS MYSTERY

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