Rosary

PRAYER

SIGN OF THE CROSS

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit, 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 our death. Amen.

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 Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died 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 life everlasting.    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 us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy. Amen

MEMORARE

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

Amen.

HAIL HOLY QUEEN

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 valley of tears.
Turn then, most gracious Advocate,
Thine Eyes of Mercy toward us,
and after this our exile show us the
Blessed Fruit of thy Womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
Pray for us O Holy Mother of God
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen

ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL

St. Michael the Archangel,  defend us in battle. 
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. 
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, 
by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, 
who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. 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 us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy. Amen

MEMORARE

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

Amen.

HAIL HOLY QUEEN

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
Hail 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 toward us,
and after this our exile show us the
Blessed Fruit of thy Womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
Pray for us O Holy Mother of God
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen

ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL

St. Michael the Archangel,  defend us in battle. 
Be our defence against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. 
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, 
by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, 
who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen. .

Rosary

ROSARY

How to say The Rosary

-Start by making the sign of the Cross:

Then recite the Apostles' Creed:

Then say 1 Our Father, 3 Hail Marys (for the virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity) and then 1 Glory Be:

Recite the First Mystery (see below), and whilst meditating on the mystery, on the large bead recite 1 Our Father, followed by 10 Hail Mary prayers on the 10 smaller beads, and complete with 1 Glory Be, and The Fatima Prayer*

Recite the second Mystery and repeat until all 5 decades are complete.

 

Finish the Rosary with the Hail Holy Queen

THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES (Monday and Saturday)

The Annunciation

The Visitation

The Birth of Our Lord

Presentation of Our Lord

Finding of Our Lord in the Temple

THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES (Tuesday and Friday)

Agony in the Garden

Scourging at the Pillar

Crowning with Thorns

Carrying of the Cross

The Crucifixion

THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES (Wednesday and Sunday)

The Resurrection

The Ascension

Descent of The Holy Spirit

Assumption of Our Lady

The Coronation of Our Lady

THE LUMINOUS MYSTERIES (Thursday)

Baptism in The Jordan

Wedding at Cana

Proclamation of the Kingdom

The Transfiguration

Institution of The Eucharist

DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET

"At three o'clock, implore My mercy, especially for sinners; and, if only for a brief moment, immerse yourself in My Passion, particularly in My abandonment at the moment of agony. This is the hour of great mercy ... In this hour I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of Me in virtue of My Passion." (Diary of St Faustina 1320).

Begin with the Sign of the Cross, 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and The Apostles Creed.

Then on the Our Father Beads say the following:
Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

On the 10 Hail Mary Beads say the following:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

(Repeat step 2 and 3 for all five decades).

Conclude with (three times):
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

ABOUT US

The present church building dates from 1910 although Catholics have been worshiping here since the first temporary building was established in the site in 1886.

In 1959 the nave was widened on both sides to accommodate the growing community.

In 1965 a fire swept through the church causing severe damage to the interior.  Repairs and renovations were carried out with the addition of a new organ.

 

ADDRESS

Telephone 01582 723 254

 

52 Castle Street, 

Luton, 

Bedfordshire

LU1 3AG

 

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