Saturday, the 26th week of Ordinary Time
Mass at noon: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - Thursday at 7p
Saturday at 5:00 - Sunday at 9:00 and 11:15am
When the people gather for prayer, all are welcome.
Saint of the day - Our Lady of the Rosary
Readings for today’s Mass
Another legend has it that the rosary was given by Mary to St. Dominic. While this is more legend than not, the Dominicans certainly were instrumental in spreading the devotional practice, inviting the faithful to meditate on the life of Christ.
Over time, the prayer we know as the Hail Mary took on its present form. The first half is verses from the Gospel of Luke 1:28, the angel's words to Mary announcing Christ's birth and 1:42,Elizabeth's greeting to Mary. The second half is our invitation to Mary, the mother of Jesus, to pray to God on our behalf.
In 1569, Pope Pius V formally promulgated the devotion as we know it today. For 400 years, it remained quite unchanged. In 2002, Pope John Paul II tweaked the Mysteries of Light, first proposed in 1957 by Fr. George Preca, (now St. George) and recommended their inclusion as part of the rosary. The Mysteries of Light focus on aspects of Jesus’ public ministry.
While the rosary speaks of Mary’s participation in salvation history, from its beginning, the rosary has been about Jesus, his birth, his life, his death and resurrection. So when your friends on campus find the rosary to be an idolatrous worshipping of Mary, please set the record straight.
When is the last time you’ve used this devotional prayer? It’s a good way to reflect on who Jesus is in your life. Below is a reminder if you've forgotten how it goes.
The Rosary, one step at a time
1. Begin with the Sign of the Cross, followed by the "Apostles' Creed."
2. Say an "Our Father."
3. Say three "Hail Marys."
4. Say the "Glory be to the Father."
5. Announce the First Mystery-(the 1st joyful mystery, the annunciation); then say the "Our Father."
6. Say ten "Hail Marys," while meditating on the Mystery.
7. Say the "Glory be to the Father."
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.
The mysteries of the rosary
The Mysteries of Joy
1. The Annunciation
2. The Visitation
3. The birth of Jesus
4. The presentation of Jesus at the temple
5. Finding Jesus in the temple
The Mysteries of Sorrow
1. The agony in the garden
2. The scourging at the pillar
3. Jesus is crowned thorns
4. Jesus carries his cross
5. The crucifixion and death of Jesus
The Mysteries of Glory
1. Jesus is raised from the dead
2. Jesus ascends into heaven
3. The Coming of the Holy Ghost
4. The assumption of our Mary into Heaven
5. Mary is crowned Queen of heaven
The Mysteries of Light
1. Jesus is baptized in the Jordan
2. The wedding at Cana
3. Jesus proclaims the kingdom of God
4. Jesus is transfigured on the mountain
5. The Institution of the Eucharist