How to Pray the Rosary


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.

Fatima Prayer

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

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 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.

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 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 to 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 unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.


O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.


V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.

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

The following prayer is often prayed to conclude the Rosary. 

Let us pray. 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 by 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

Bishop Thomas has asked us to invoke the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary for a quick end to the Corona virus. Spefifically, he has asked for families to pray the Rosary and for us all to pray the Memorare. We hope that this page will anyone who wants to learn to pray the Rosary or who may be a little bit rusty. 

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St. Francis of Assisi has a parish membership with FORMED that allows all of our parishioners to have full access to all of their great resources.

In addition to great movies, kids videos and Bible studies, there are prayer videos that can lead you through the Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, and may more.

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  • The Brother Francis series for younger kids.

  • Rosary Narrated by Vince Scully (Former Yankees Announcer).

  • Pope John Paul II, a 3 Hour Epic drama of his life (not for young children).

  • The Wild Goose series.

  • Catholic Heroes of the Faith for 3rd through 6th Graders. 

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