Pray the Rosary

The rosary is one of the most cherished prayers of our Catholic Church. Introduced by the Apostle’s Creed, the Our Father, the Hail Mary three times and the Doxology (“Glory Be”), and concluded with the Salve Regina (Hail Holy Queen), the rosary involves the recitation of five decades consisting of the Our Father, 10 Hail Marys and the Doxology. During this recitation, the individual meditates on the saving mysteries of our Lord’s life and the faithful witness of our Blessed Mother. How to Pray the Rosary.

Image of a painting "Our Lady of the Rosary" showing the Blessed Virgin Mary, the infant Jesus, St. Dominic and St. Scholastica

Painting “Our Lady of the Rosary” depicts the Blessed Virgin Mary holding the infant Jesus and giving the Rosary brother and sister St. Dominic and St. Scholastica

Journeying through the Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and Luminous* mysteries of the rosary, the individual brings to mind our Lord’s incarnation, His passion and death and His resurrection from the dead. In so doing, the rosary assists us in growing in a deeper appreciation of these mysteries, in uniting our life more closely to our Lord and in imploring His graced assistance to live the faith. We also ask for the prayers of our Blessed Mother, who leads all believers to her Son. Read more about the history of the Rosary

*The Luminous Mysteries were added by Saint John Paul II during his papacy and invite us to meditate on Christ’s ministry.

We have two Rosary prayer groups (adult and children’s) at St. Charles Borromeo in addition to the Altar and Rosary Society. The Children’s Rosary is prayed on the first Saturday of each month at approximately 9:30 or 9:40 a.m. after morning Mass. Adults are welcome and encouraged to come pray with the children as a witness to the power Our Lady has to intercede for us.