The Rosary - Luminous Mysteries
Leader: In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Leader: We pray this rosary with the intentions for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life. May our local community be open to supporting those who the Lord is calling.
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into Hell; the third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. From thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead.
All: 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.
Leader: for the virtues of faith, hope and charity.
Pray One Our Father, three Hail Marys and one Glory be.
For each mystery, pray one Our Father, ten Hail Marys and one Glory be.
Wedding at Cana: Jesus performs his first miracle through the prompting of one he loves, his mother. Jesus begins by telling his mother his time has not yet come. Mary says to the servants the words that we should live by, “Do whatever He tells you.” Once in a while, we all need to be challenged from ones we love to help us grow. As we meditate on this mystery, let us pray for the grace to be challenged and encouraged by others to follow the path the Lord has for us.
Proclamation of the kingdom of God: “Repent for the kingdom of God is at hand.” This is an often heard expression of Jesus Christ. Our words and actions of living for Jesus are pointless if we do not first repent of our own sinfulness. As we meditate on this mystery, let us pray asking the Lord to give us the courage to repent of our sins in the sacrament of reconciliation so we can more worthily proclaim “the kingdom of God is at hand.”
Transfiguration: At Mount Tabor, Peter, James, and John witnessed Jesus in all his glory and the Father say, “this is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.” Peter was moved to want to stay, but it was necessary for them to leave so they could go on and live their vocation for which they were called. The transfiguration is a foretaste of what will come when we live out our vocation, life with God in heaven. As we meditate on this mystery, let us pray that we have the desire to live a life of holiness doing what the Father asks of us so we too may be with him in glory on the last day.
Institution of the Eucharist: Through the celebration of the Eucharist, Jesus gives himself totally over to us: Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. When we receive him in the Eucharist, unimaginable graces are given to us to do His work, to sustain us and to bring us to eternal life. As we meditate on this mystery, let us pray for an increase in love for the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist and for the ability to recognize the call we received at our baptism.
All: Hail Holy Queen mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To you do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us, and after this exile show to us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Amen
Leader: Pray for us O Holy Mother of God
All: that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Leader: Let us pray,
All: O God, whose only begotten Son, by His death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life. Grant, we beseech thee, that by meditating on these mysteries of the most holy rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, that we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Leader: In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.