What is the Rosary

The Rosary is a contemplative prayer in which we pray anHomed meditate on the mysteries of salvation. There are four sets of Mysteries - Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful, and Glorious (Pope St John Paul II recommended the Luminous Mysteries be added to the tradition 3 to deepen the awareness of Christ's Ministry).

Usually prayed on string of beads (some use a decade ring, others just count their fingers), the Rosary at its simplest begins with the Creed, an Our Father, 3 Hail Mary's, and a Glory Be, followed by the five Mysteries (See below) with and our Father, 10 Hail Mary's, and a Glory Be. After the mysteries are finished, there is a Hail Holy Queen, and an St. Michael's Prayer. Other prayers, especially those taught by in the Visions of Fatima, are also advised.

Praying the rosary with others

The Rosary is prayed before most Masses in the Church. See the Bulletin or AFC Calendar for Mass times 


Relevant Radio App

To pray along with and audio file from Relevant Radio, click the Mystery you desire to pray: Glorious, Joyful, Sorrowful, and Luminous.

Join them Relevant Radioevery evening LIVE for the Family Rosary Across America at 7 pm at their app. Check out Relevant Radio rosary on the app and pray anytime!

Click here to pray the rosary live with others


Radio Rosary:

You can also find a Radio Rosary from the KMHL 1400AM Station For Live Broadcast. See the current Bulletin for the intention of the rosary of the day.

You can schedule an intention for the Radio Rosary by Call Carol Louwagie: 507.532.6081
 ​​​** $25 per Rosary For Rosary  Radio Rosary funds/memorials: Checks payable to “Radio Rosary”
     Mailing Address:
          Radio Rosary, 2894 310th St
         Marshall MN 56258
Call the Radio Station at 532- 2696 for times

Rosary Society
Our general intention throughout the year is for world peace and an increase of vocations to the priesthood and religious life. We need and welcome new members to complete our roses. If you have any questions and/or would like to join, please call Judy Bot at 872-6525 or Marian Laleman at 872-6807. ***A reminder to all members: please put your dues in an envelope and drop it in the collection. Thank you

How to pray the Rosary


For a print out in color, you can download a PDF of the prayers provided by Relevant Radio.

The Format:

The Sign of the Cross and the Creed

The Our Father

3 “Hail Mary”s

Glory Be


The mystery is announced

The Our Father

10 Hail Mary’s,

1 Glory Be and Optional “O my Jesus”

(repeat for all mysteries)


When back to Center, pray the “Hail, Holy Queen” and concluding prayers


The Sign of the Cross:

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


The Apostles’ Creed:

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. 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 body, and life everlasting. Amen.


Our Father:

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. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. (For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory now and forever.) Amen.


Hail Mary:

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women, and blest is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of death. Amen.


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 will be forever, world without end. Amen

O, My Jesus (Optional after Glory Be):

O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of thy mercy. Amen.


Hail, Holy Queen:

Hail, holy queen, mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness, our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our cries, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn, then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy on us,

and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, o loving, o sweet Virgin Mary. Pray for us, holy Mother of God that we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.


Prayer after the Rosary:

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.



Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. 

Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,

and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen. 

The Mysteries of the Rosary


The Joyful Mysteries:

(Monday and Saturday, Sundays of Christmas)


THE VISITATION - Love of Neighbor

THE NATIVITY - Poverty of Spirit

THE PRESENTATION - Purity of mind and body



The Luminous Mysteries:

(As requested By Pope John Paul II – Thursday)

THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD Spiritual Fruit: Sacrament of Baptism

THE WEDDING OF CANA Spiritual Fruit: Fidelity

THE PROCLAMATION OF THE KINGDOM Spiritual Fruit: Desire for Holiness

THE TRANSFIGURATION Spiritual Fruit: Spiritual Courage

THE INSTITUTION OF THE EUCHARIST Spiritual Fruit: Love of our Eucharistic Lord


The Sorrowful Mysteries:

(Tuesday and Friday, and Sundays of Lent)

THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN - God's Will be done

THE SCOURGING AT THE PILLAR - Mortification of the senses

THE CROWNING WITH THORNS - Reign of Christ in our heart

THE CARRYING OF THE CROSS - Patient bearing of trials

THE CRUCIFIXION - Pardoning of Injuries


The Glorious Mysteries:

(Wednesday and Sunday outside Lent and Christmas)


THE ASCENSION – Christian Hope

THE DESCENT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT - Gifts of the Holy Spirit

THE ASSUMPTION - To Jesus through Mary

THE CORONATION - Grace of Final Perseverance

Prayers of Faith, Hope, and Love




Reflect on the Mysteries with Fr. Craig Timmerman