Sunday and weekday scripture readings proclaimed at Mass.

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PRAYERS
The Five Joyful Mysteries
1.  The Annunciation; Humility
2.  The Visitation: Charity; Love of Neighbor
3.  The Nativity, the Birth of Our Lord: Poverty;
Detachment from things of this world
4.  The Presentation of Our Lord; Purity of heart,
obedience
5.  The Finding of Our Lord in the Temple; Wisdom

The Five Sorrowful Mysteries
1.  The Agony in the Garden; Contrition for our sins
2.  The Scourging at the Pillar; Mortification of our senses
3.  The Crowning with Thorns; Interior mortification
4.  The Carrying of the Cross; Patience
5.  The Crucifixion and Death of Our Lord; Salvation

The Five Glorious Mysteries
1.  The Resurrection; Faith
2.  The Ascension; A desire for heaven
3.  The Pentecost, Coming of the Holy Ghost;
The Gifts of the Holy Ghost
4.  The Assumption of our Blessed Mother into Heaven;
Devotion to Mary
5.  The Coronation of our Blessed Mother; Eternal happiness

The Five Luminous Mysteries
1.  The Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan;
Openness to the Holy Spirit-the Healer.
2.  The Wedding at Cana; To Jesus through Mary.
The understanding of the ability to manifest-through faith.
3.  Jesus' Proclamation of the Kingdom of God; Trust in God
4.  The Transfiguration; Desire for Holiness
5.  The Institution of the Eucharist; Adoration
The Rosary
2.  Pray the Our Father at every large bead.
3.  Pray a Hail Mary on every small bead.
4.  Pray a
Glory Be To The Father.

5.  Announce the relevant Mystery.
6.  Pray the
Our Father at every large bead.
7.  Pray a
Hail Mary on every small bead,
while meditating on the relevant Mystery.
8.  Pray the
Decade Prayer/Fatima Prayer
at the end of each decade

9.  Pray the Hail, Holy Queen
to end the Rosary.
1647 - 1690
Feast Day: 16 October
The Twelve Promises
of Jesus to those devoted
to His Sacred Heart
(Prayer Card)
Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope.
To you we cry, the children of Eve;
to you we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this land of exile.
Turn then, most gracious advocate,
your eyes of mercy toward us;
lead us home at last
and show us the blessed fruit of thy womb,
Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
Apostles' Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead 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 the 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 death.
Amen.
OTHER PRAYERS
http://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/prayers/
Glory Be To The Father
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.
The Morning Offering
O Jesus,
I offer You my prayers,
works, joys and sufferings
of this day for all the
intentions of
Your Sacred Heart.
Amen.
An Act of Contrition
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee,
and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of heaven,
and the pains of hell;
but most of all because they offend Thee, my God,
Who are all good and deserving of all my love.
I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace,
to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life.
Amen.
Decade Prayer/Fatima Prayer
O my Jesus,
forgive us our sins,
save us from the fires of hell,
and lead all souls to Heaven,
especially those in most need of Thy mercy.

Note: The Decade Prayer for the rosary, commonly known as
the Fatima Prayer, was revealed by Our Lady of Fatima on
July 13, 1917. She asked the three shepherd children,
Francisco, Jacinta, and Lucia, to recite it at the end of each decade
of the rosary. It was approved for public use in 1930.
God grant us
the serenity
to accept the things we cannot change,
the courage
to change the things we can, and
the wisdom
to know the difference.
Grace Before Meals
"Bless us, O Lord,
and these Thy gifts,
which we are about to
receive from Thy bounty,
through Christ our Lord.
Amen.
while before Your face I humbly kneel, and
lively sentiments of faith, hope, and charity, true contrition for my sins, and
a firm purpose of amendment;
while I contemplate with great love and tender pity
Your five wounds, pondering over them within me, and
calling to mind the words which, long ago, David the prophet spoke
in Your own person concerning You, my Jesus:
"They have pierced My hands and My feet;
they have numbered all My bones."
Evening Prayer
Dear God,
I want to thank You for
this day, so full of Your
kindness and Your joy.
I close my eyes to rest
safe in Your loving care.

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And now I lay me down
to sleep, I pray the Lord
my soul to keep, and
if I die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul
to take.
Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.
Gloria
Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to men of good will.
We praise You,
we bless You,
we adore You,
we glorify You,
we give You thanks for Your great glory,
Lord God, heavenly King,
almighty God the Father.

Lord Jesus Christ, only begotten Son,
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
You take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us;
You take away the sins of the world,
receive our prayer;
You are seated at the right hand of the Father,
have mercy on us.

For You alone are the Holy One,
You alone are the Lord,
You alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father,
Amen.
READINGS AND PRAYERS
Prayer to Saint
Christopher Feast Day:
July 25
Lectio Divina
A way of reading the Scriptures.

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