The JOYFUL MYSTERIES:
The First Joyful Mystery: "The ANNUNCIATION"
The Angel Gabriel announces to Mary, a Virgin, that she will become the mother of God, 'Word made Flesh'. For all centuries to come, Jesus will become flesh in the Holy Eucharist to nourish us in a most intimate union with Him.
We pray for all priests who daily, through the words of the Consecration at Mass, and through Holy Communion, bring us the Body and Blood of Christ. We pray for all future priests now being formed in the wombs of their mothers that they may be safe from physical harm, and come to Ordination as God intends. We pray for all future generations of priests. We pray also that priests may treasure the gift of celibacy.
The Second Joyful Mystery: "The VISITATION"
Mary visits her cousin, Elizabeth, who recognizes Mary as the living Tabernacle for their Divine Lord. We pray especially for priests who bring Holy Communion to the sick, the shut-ins, and Viaticum to the dying. We pray for all the priests who minister to the sick in other ways, counsel, comfort and console them.
The Third Joyful Mystery: "The NATIVITY of JESUS"
Jesus is born in Bethlehem. The angels announce His birth. Kings and shepherds come to adore Him. We pray that all seminarians grow in knowledge and love of God to become holy priests. We pray especially for (N) and those who will be ordained soon, tat they remain faithful all of their lives to the sublime privilege of being "other Christs" among us. We pray that everyone will come to value the Eucharistic Feast and the Priesthood among God's greatest gifts to us. We pray that every priest will consider himself a member of the Holy Family, a true son of Mary and Joseph, and a brother-priest of Jesus, the great "High Priest."
The Fourth Joyful Mystery: "The PRESENTATION of JESUS in the TEMPLE"
Mary and Joseph, in obedience to the Law, bring Jesus to the temple to be dedicated to God. Simeon expresses his gratitude to God for revealing the Messiah to him before he dies. We thank God for all priests who, like Simeon, have given us decades of faithful service. We pray that they may be rewarded for their generosity and self-sacrifice. We pray also for all priests whose hearts are pierced by loneliness, depression, and rejection.
The Fifth Joyful Mystery: "The FINDING of the CHILD JESUS in the Temple"
Jesus is found among the teachers in the temple. He returns home and is obedient to Mary and Joseph. We pray that priests will always be found going about their Father's business, and will be obedient to the teaching of the magisterial of the Church, our Holy Father and the Bishops in communion with him. We pray for all young priests that the love and dedication they experience in the first years of their priesthood may increase in the future. W pray for all priests who teach the Faith to children and adults.
THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES
The First Sorrowful Mystery: "The AGONY in the GARDEN"
The Apostles fall asleep. Jesus sweats blood at the thought of His Coming passion and death; angels come to comfort Him. We pray that all priests may live only to do our Father's will as Jesus always did.
The Second Sorrowful Mystery: "The SCOURGING at the PILLAR"
Jesus is cruelly scourged and beaten by the soldiers. We pray for priests who are persecuted, physically or mentally abused; those who are imprisoned or prevented from offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass or receive communion.
The Third Sorrowful Mystery: "The CROWNING with THORNS"
Jesus is mocked as King and His precious Head is cruelly pierced by thorns. We pray for priests who suffer for defending authentic Catholic doctrine. We pray that all Bishops will uphold the true teachings of the Catholic Church and resist temptations to compromise doctrine in the face of cultural and social pressures.
The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery: "JESUS CARRIES HIS CROSS"
Bruised, bleeding and exhausted, Jesus is forced to drag Himself and His cross up the hill of Calvary. We pray for all priests with heavy crosses; those who are weak, lonely, or who have fallen from God's grace in some way. We pray for the Holy Father, who perhaps has the heaviest of crosses; the widespread persecution and abandonment of the Church from within and without.
The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery: "JESUS DIES on the CROSS"
Jesus sheds His last drop of Precious Blood to redeem us from sin and death. We pray for all priests who are in their last agony and those who will die today. We pray for those who thirst for the salvation of souls. We pray that the crucifixion of their wills may accomplish God's designs for the salvation of the whole world. We pray that priests may take Mary into their hearts, as St John the Apostle, one of the first priests, took Mary into his home.
MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS, GRANT YOUR CHURCH MANY AND HOLY PRIESTS.
PRAYERS SAID AFTER EACH MYSTERY:
GLORY BE to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
O My Jesus, forgive us our sins and save us from the fires of hell.
Lead all souls to Heaven especially those most in need of Thy mercy.
God our Father, please send us Holy Priests,
All for the Sacred and Eucharistic Heart of Jesus,
All for the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary,
All in Union with St. Joseph, through the intercession of the Holy Spirit.
Mary, Queen of the Clergy, pray for them.
PRAYER AFTER THE ROSARY:
Hail Holy Queen
Hail, Holy Queen, mother of mercy, 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, thine eyes of mercy towards us.And after this exile, show unto 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 made be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen.
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 meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promised, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the intentions of the Holy Father:
LITANY for PRIESTS:
Let us pray for the Holy Father: Fill him with courage and grace, Lord.
Cardinals, archbishop, and bishops: give them a shepherd's heart, Lord.
Diocesan priests: fill them with your Spirit, Lord.