On the first Sunday of each month the Knights of Columbus lead the rosary beginning at 8: 40am in the church. Join us for this beautiful prayer.
The power of prayer transcends the laws of nature and the power of evil. One of the most powerful forms of Catholic personal prayer is the Rosary. Each Wednesday morning at 10:00 AM, members of our parish family come together in the church to pray the rosary for the needs of our parish and parishioners. After the rosary they participate in an informal Q & A session about Catholic topics All are welcome. Join us each week or as your schedule allows.
From the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops page on How To Pray the Rosary
The Rosary is a Scripture-based prayer. It begins with the Apostles' Creed, which summarizes the great mysteries of the Catholic faith. The Our Father, which introduces each mystery, is from the Gospels. The first part of the Hail Mary is the angel's words announcing Christ's birth and Elizabeth's greeting to Mary. St. Pius V officially added the second part of the Hail Mary. The Mysteries of the Rosary center on the events of Christ's life. There are four sets of Mysteries: Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and––added by Pope John Paul II in 2002––the Luminous.
The repetition in the Rosary is meant to lead one into restful and contemplative prayer related to each Mystery. The gentle repetition of the words helps us to enter into the silence of our hearts, where Christ's spirit dwells. The Rosary can be said privately or with a group.
The Five Joyful Mysteries are traditionally prayed on the Mondays, Saturdays, and Sundays of Advent:
The Five Sorrowful Mysteries are traditionally prayed on the Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays of Lent:
The Five Glorious Mysteries are traditionally prayed on the Wednesday and Sundays outside of Lent and Advent:
The Five Luminous Mysteries are traditionally prayed on Thursdays:
Familiarize yourself and/or your group with the prayers of the rosary.