Rosary Group

Groups meet to pray the Rosary on: 
                                                                Wednesdays after the 9:30am Mass and Saturdays before the 10.00 am Mass
In praying the rosary we unite ourselves to God through the meditation of 20 biblical episodes called mysteries. To help you to pray the Rosary press here 

Group Rosary

When the Rosary is prayed in a group, one person leads the Rosary and the rest of the group responds.

To begin the Rosary, make the Sign of the Cross together.

Holding the Crucifix, say 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 power of 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. He ascended into heaven and 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.

On the first bead, say the Our Father

L. Our Father, who art in heaven; hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

R. 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.

Say three Hail Marys on each of the next three beads.

Hail Mary

L. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

R. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Say the Glory Be

L. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
For each of the five decades, announce the Mystery, then say the Our Father.
While fingering each of the ten beads of the decade, next say ten Hail Marys while meditating on the Mystery.
Then say a Glory Be.
After finishing each decade, some say the following prayer requested by the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima:
Fatima Prayer

All: O my Jesus, forgive us our sins. Save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to heaven especially those in most need of thy mercy.

After saying the five decades, say the Hail, Holy Queen

All: 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 vale of tears; turn, then most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us, and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!

L. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R. that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

“Let Us Pray”

All: Let us pray, O God, whose only begotten Son, by His life death and Resurrection, has purchased for us the reward of eternal salvation. Grant we beseech Thee that while 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.

Why pray the Rosary today?

The rosary has been recommended by a succession of Popes including John Paul II who devoted an apostolic letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae extolling the virtues of this devotion. “To recite the Rosary is nothing other than to contemplate with Mary the face of Christ”.  He advises “Without contemplation, the Rosary is a body without a soul.  By its nature the recitation of the Rosary calls for a quiet rhythm and a lingering pace, helping the individual to meditate on the mysteries of Our Lord’s life as seen through the eyes of his Mother and ours”.
I invite people to pray the Rosary individually, in the family and in the community, placing themselves in the school of Mary who leads us to Christ, the living centre of our faith“. Pope Benedict XVI
In 1917 when Our Lady appeared at Fatima, she told the three children to pray the rosary frequently as an effective means to stop and prevent wars. It’s a prayer of peace and protection. We need to heed Our Lady’s request and pray the rosary more frequently. Padre Pio called the Rosary the weapon of our times