The Holy Rosary

The Holy Rosary

The Knights of Columbus and The Holy Rosary

The Knights of Columbus is consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Order fosters devotion to Our Lady and, in particular, encourages its members and their families to pray the rosary as often as possible.

Every new member of the Knights of Columbus receives a rosary. Each month through this program thousands of rosaries, which have been blessed by the Order’s supreme chaplain, Bishop William E. Lori of Bridgeport Conn, are distributed. In addition, the Supreme Council office offers rosary prayer cards, audio cassettes featuring the praying of the rosary and booklets on this devotion.


JOYFUL (Mondays and Saturdays)

Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Presentation, Finding in the Temple

SORROWFUL (Tuesdays and Fridays)

Agony in the Garden, Scourging at the Pillar, Crowning with Thorns, Carrying of the Cross, Crucifixion

GLORIOUS (Wednesdays, and Sundays)

Resurrection, Ascension, Descent of the Holy Spirit, Assumption, Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

LUMINOUS (Thursdays)

Baptism of Christ, Wedding Feast of Cana, Announcement of the Kingdom, Transfiguration, Institution of the Eucharist

How to Pray the Holy Rosary

  1. Make the Sign of the Cross and say the “Apostles Creed”
  2. Say the “Our Father”
  3. Say Three “Hail Marys”
  4. Say the “Glory be”
  5. Announce the first Mystery; then say the “Our Father”
  6. Say the “Hail Marys” while meditating on the Mystery
  7. Say the “Glory be” then say the “Fatima Prayer”
  8. Announce the Second Mystery; then say the “Our Father” Repeat 6 and 7 and continue with Third, Fourth and Fifth Mysteries in the same manner.
  9. Say the “Hail Holy Queen”

The Prayers of the Holy Rosary

Apostles Creed

I believe in God the father the almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ , His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by 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 arose again from the dead; He ascended in heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there 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 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

Glory Be

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

Fatima Prayer

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save from the fires of hell and lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy

Hail Holy Queen

Hail Holy Queen, Mother of mercy! Hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope! To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to you do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears! Turn then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us; and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O Sweet Virgin Mary! V. Pray for us, Holy Mother of God. R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

O God, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, grant, we beseech Thee, that meditation upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and what they promise, through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen