The Rosary Apostolate

Opening Prayers

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful,
and enkindle in them the fire of Your love.
V. Send forth Your Spirit, O Lord, and they shall be created.
R. And You shall renew the face of the earth.

Act of Contrition
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you, and I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell, but most of all because they offend You, my God Who are all-good and deserving of all my love.  I firmly resolve, with the help of Your grace, to confess my sins, to do penance and to amend my life.  Amen.

The Nicene Creed

I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through Him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
He came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became Man.
For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
He suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and His kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
Who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
Who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
Who has spoken through the prophets.

I believe in One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

V.  You, O Lord, will open my lips.
R.  And my tongue shall announce Your praise.
R.  For your pure conception, oh sovereign Princess, we ask a great purity of heart.

V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit
R. as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be world without end. Amen.

The guide announces the Mysteries that are to be reflected upon according to the day,
and announces the general intention for this Rosary.