THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES

THE FIRST JOYFUL MYSTERY:
THE ANNUNCIATION

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. 

The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a virgin, and the virgin's name was Mary (Luke 1: 26,27)

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.

"Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women." (Luke 1:28)

HAIL MARY, etc.

When she heard him she was troubled at his word, and kept pondering what manner of greeting this might be. (Luke 1:29)

HAIL MARY

And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid Mary for you have found grace with God." (Luke 1:30)

HAIL MARY

"Behold, you shall conceive in your womb and shall bring forth a son, and you shall call His name Jesus." (Luke 1:31)

HAIL MARY

"He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High: and of His kingdom there shall be no end." (Luke 1:32-33)

HAIL MARY

But Mary said to the angel, "How shall this happen, since I do not know man?" (Luke 1:34)

HAIL MARY

"The Holy Spirit shall come upon you and the power of the Most High shall overshadow you." (Luke 1:35)

HAIL MARY

"And therefore the Holy One to be born shall be called the Son of God." (Luke 1:35)

HAIL MARY

"Behold the handmaid of the Lord: be it done to me according to your word." (Luke 1:38)

HAIL MARY

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.

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins; save us from the fires of Hell; lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy!

THE SECOND JOYFUL MYSTERY:
THE VISITATION

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. 

Now Mary went into the hill country. And she entered the house of Zachary and saluted Elizabeth. (Luke 1:39-40)

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.

When Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe in her womb leapt. And she was filled with the Holy Spirit. (Luke 1:41)

HAIL MARY

And she cried out, "Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb!" (Luke 1:42)

HAIL MARY

"And blessed is she who has believed, because the things promised her by the Lord shall be accomplished." (Luke 1:45)

HAIL MARY

And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my savior; for He has regarded the lowliness of His handmaid." (Luke 1:46-48)

HAIL MARY

"For behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed; for He who is mighty has done great things for me." (Luke 1:48-49)

HAIL MARY

"And holy is His name: and His mercy is from generation to generation on those who fear Him." (Luke 1:49-50)

HAIL MARY

"He has shown might with His arm, He has scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart." (Luke 1:51)

HAIL MARY

"He has put down the mighty from their thrones, and has exalted the lowly." (Luke 1:52)

HAIL MARY

"He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent away empty." (Luke 1:53)

HAIL MARY

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.

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins; save us from the fires of Hell; lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy!

THE THIRD JOYFUL MYSTERY:
THE NATIVITY

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.

It came to pass while they were in Bethlehem, that the days for her to be delivered were fulfilled. (Luke 2:6)

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.

And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes. (Luke 2:7)

HAIL MARY

And she laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. (Luke 2:7)

HAIL MARY

And there were shepherds in the same district. And behold an angel of the Lord stood by them. (Luke 2:8-9)

HAIL MARY

"Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which shall be to all the people." (Luke 2:10)

HAIL MARY

"For today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you, who is Christ, the Lord." (Luke 2:11)

HAIL MARY

"Glory to God in the Highest, and on earth peace to men of good will." (Luke 2:14)

HAIL MARY

And behold, Magi came from the East, and entering they found the child with Mary His mother.  (Matt. 2:11)

HAIL MARY

And falling down they worshipped Him and they offered Him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. (Matt. 2:11)

HAIL MARY

And Mary kept in mind all these things, pondering them in her heart.  (Luke 2:19)

HAIL MARY

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.

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins; save us from the fires of Hell; lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy!

THE FOURTH JOYFUL MYSTERY:
THE PRESENTATION

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.

According to the Law of Moses, they took Jesus up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord. (Luke 2:32)

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.

Now there was in Jerusalem a man named Simeon, and this man was just and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel. (Luke 2:25)

HAIL MARY

And it had been revealed to him that he should not see death before he had seen the Christ of the Lord. (Luke 2:26)

HAIL MARY

And when they brought in the child Jesus, he received Him into his arms  and blessed God. (Luke 2:27-28)

HAIL MARY

"Now You can dismiss Your servant, O Lord, according to Your word, in peace." (Luke 2:29)

HAIL MARY

"Because my eyes have seen Your salvation, which You have prepared before the face of all peoples." (Luke 2:30-31)

HAIL MARY

"A light of revelation to the Gentiles, and a glory for Your people, Israel."  (Luke 2:32)

HAIL MARY

And he said to Mary, “Behold, this child is destined for the fall and for the rise of many in Israel, and for a sign that shall be contradicted." (Luke 2:34)

HAIL MARY

"And your own soul a sword shall pierce, that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed."  (Luke 2:35)

HAIL MARY

And they returned to Nazareth. And the child grew and became strong, and the grace of God was upon Him. (Luke 2:39)

HAIL MARY

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.

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins; save us from the fires of Hell; lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy!

THE FIFTH JOYFUL MYSTERY:
THE FINDING OF JESUS

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.

When Jesus was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast. (Luke 2:42)

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.

And when they were returning, the boy Jesus remained in Jerusalem, and His parents did not know it. (Luke 2:43)

HAIL MARY

They returned to Jerusalem in search of Him. And after three days, they found Him in the temple. (Luke 2:45-46)

HAIL MARY

He was sitting in the midst of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. (Luke 2:46)

HAIL MARY

And all who were listening to Him were amazed at His understanding and His answers. (Luke 2:47)

HAIL MARY

"Son, why have You done this to us?  Behold, in sorrow Your father and I have been seeking You." (Luke 2:48)

HAIL MARY

"How is it that you sought Me?  Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?"  (Luke 2:49)

HAIL MARY

And they did not understand the word that He spoke to them. (Luke 2:51)

HAIL MARY

And He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them. (Luke 2:51)

HAIL MARY

And Jesus advanced in wisdom and age and grace before God and man. (Luke 2:52)

HAIL MARY

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.

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins; save us from the fires of Hell; lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy!

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 towards 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 oh holy mother of God. 
(This line is read by one person when the Hail Holy Queen
is being recited in a group setting.)
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. 
(This line is the response given by the group.)

"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 promise, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen."


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