While holding the crucifix,
Make the sign of the cross:
"In the name of the Father, of the Son
And of the Holy Spirit. Amen."
Still holding the crucifix,
Say The Apostle’s 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,
And born of the Virgin Mary’
He suffered under Pontius Pilate;
Was crucified, died, and was buried.
On the third day, He rose again from the dead.
He ascended into Heaven,
And is seated at the right hand of the Father,
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 dead,
And life in the world to come. Amen."
At the first large bead (Pater)
Say the Our Father (Pater Noster):
"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 we trespass against us.
Lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil. Amen."
At the first set of ten beads in succession (aves)
Say the Hail Mary (Ave Maria):
"Hail Mary, Full of Grace,
The Lord is with Thee.
Blessed art thou amongst 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.
On the bead between the last Ave bead and a Pater bead (larger)
Say one Glory Be:
"Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now and forever shall be
World without end. Amen."
Followed by The Fatima Prayer:
"O Jesus, my Savior, forgive us our sins,
Save us from the fires of hell.
Lead all souls to Heaven,
Especially those most in need of Thy mercy.
Continue these prayers through all five sets of Aves.
There are many ways to complete your rosary prayers.
There is no right or wrong way – just follow your heart.
Pray the Memorare:
"Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.