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 Saint 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.
For more information and to learn how to pray the rosary, visit USCCB's
How to Pray the Rosary page.
Pray the Rosary at St. Paul VI
Mater Christi Church
Pray the Rosary:
7:30am (before the 8am Mass) every Saturday morning in the church.
St. Mary Church
Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet & Rosary:
3-4pm (before Eucharistic Adoration) every Thursday in the church.
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