Friends of Mary, join together in prayer.

“Gentle woman, teach us to fall more deeply in love with you and your Son.”

Friends of Mary meet on the last Wednesday of each month  in the school library from 7:00 to 8:00 PM to pray and share our love and devotion for our Blessed Mother. Men, women and children of all ages are invited.

The Rosary

How to Recite the Rosary

While the complete rosary is composed of 15 decades, it is acceptable to recite five decades centered around either the Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful, or Glorious Mysteries on a given day.

Beginning Prayers

Sign of the Cross

The Apostle’s Creed (said on the large Crucifix)

The Our Father (first large bead after the Crucifix)

Three Hail Mary’s (said on the next three beads)

Glory Be to the Father (said on the next large bead )

Praying Each Decade

Begin by naming a mystery of the rosary and begin mediating on that mystery throughout the remainder of the decade.

Recite the Our Father on a large bead.

Recite one Hail Mary on each of the next 10 small beads.

Recite the Glory Be to the Father and the ‘O My Jesus’ Prayer from Fatima on the next large bead.

Begin the next decade by naming the next mystery, and reciting the Our Father on the same large bead. (continue steps two thru five until at least 5 decades have been recited).

Closing Prayers

Recite the Hail Holy Queen Prayer.

Close with the Prayer After the Rosary.

For more information or to request prayer, please call Anne Ward at 610-513-6529 or Kathy McManus, 610-716-7097.