The month of May is the month which the piety of the faithful has especially
dedicated to Our Blessed Lady, and it is the occasion for a moving tribute of faith and love which Catholics in every part of the world pray to the Queen of Heaven.
During this month Christians, both in church and in the privacy of the home, offer up to Mary from their hearts an especially fervent and loving homage of prayer and veneration. In this month, too, the benefits of God’s mercy come down to us from her throne in greater abundance (Paul VI: Encyclical on the Month of May, no. 1). In our observance of the Marian month we encourage you to do some of the following to celebrate the month of May:
Bring fresh flowers to adorn our statue of Mary
Light a candle at Mary’s Altar
Pray a Novena to Our Lady
Look up and learn about a new Marian Devotion
Memorize a Marian Prayer
Pray the Rosary
Get and wear a Miraculous Medal (Our Lady promised St. Catherine of Laboure great graces to those who wear this medal)
Read a book about Mary Pope Paul VI goes on to say that May is an opportune time to let our petitions fly to Our Lady – especially for the needs of the Church and the whole human race – that most urgently require our Blessed Mother’s intercession.
[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”How To Pray The Rosary ” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.usccb.org%2Fprayer-and-worship%2Fprayers-and-devotions%2Frosaries%2Fhow-to-pray-the-rosary.cfHow%20m|title:How%20To%20Pray%20The%20Rosary%20|target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_column_text]The Rosary is a Scripture-based prayer. It begins with the Apostles’ Creed, which summarizes the great mysteries of the Catholic faith. The Our Father, which introduces each mystery, is from the Gospels. The first part of the Hail Mary is the angel’s words announcing Christ’s birth and Elizabeth’s greeting to Mary. St. Pius V officially added the second part of the Hail Mary. The Mysteries of the Rosary center on the events of Christ’s life. There are four sets of Mysteries: Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and––added by Pope John Paul II in 2002––the Luminous.
[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”The Prayers of the Rosary ” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.usccb.org%2Fprayer-and-worship%2Fprayers-and-devotions%2Frosaries%2Fprayers-of-the-rosary.cfm|title:The%20Prayers%20Of%20The%20Rosary|target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”11131″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]The repetition in the Rosary is meant to lead one into restful and contemplative prayer related to each Mystery. The gentle repetition of the words helps us to enter into the silence of our hearts, where Christ’s spirit dwells. The Rosary can be said privately or with a group.
The Five Joyful Mysteries are traditionally prayed on Mondays, Saturdays, and, during the season of Advent, on Sundays:
The Presentation in the Temple
The Finding in the Temple
The Five Sorrowful Mysteries are traditionally prayed on Tuesdays, Fridays, and, during the season of Lent, on Sundays:
The Agony in the Garden
The Scourging at the Pillar
The Crowning with Thorns
The Carrying of the Cross
The Crucifixion and Death
The Five Glorious Mysteries are traditionally prayed on Wednesdays and, outside the seasons of Advent and Lent, on Sundays:
The Descent of the Holy Spirit
The Coronation of Mary
The Five Luminous Mysteries are traditionally prayed on Thursdays:
The Baptism of Christ in the Jordan
The Wedding Feast at Cana
Jesus’ Proclamation of the Coming of the Kingdom of God
The Institution of the Eucharist
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Praying The Rosary”][vc_column_text]Familiarize yourself and/or your group with the prayers of the rosary.
Make the Sign of the Cross.
Holding the Crucifix, say the Apostles’ Creed.
On the first bead, say an Our Father.
Say one Hail Mary on each of the next three beads.
Say the Glory Be
For each of the five decades, announce the Mystery (perhaps followed by a brief reading from Scripture) then say the Our Father.
While fingering each of the ten beads of the decade, next say ten Hail Marys while meditating on the Mystery. Then say a Glory Be.
(After finishing each decade, some say the following prayer requested by the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima: O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell; lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of your mercy.)
After saying the five decades, say the Hail, Holy Queen, followed by this dialogue and prayer:V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. 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 while meditating on 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.(A prayer to St. Joseph may also follow.) Conclude the Rosary with the Sign of the Cross.
[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Raising Funds for Religious Life for Members of St. Linus Parish” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]We would like to raise funds to give financial support to two member of St Linus Parish who have entered the Religious life.
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On Sunday, August 13th
A Spaghetti and meatball dinner, with garlic bread and green salad will be served
In the Monsignor McNulty Hall
from 4:30 P M to 6:30 P M.
Beer, soda, water and wine will be available for an additional cost.
K of C Council Members will be outside after each Mass; July 30th and Aug. 6th for advance sale of Dinner tickets.
Money raised at this dinner will be used for their personal expenses.
They will also need your prayers for their success.
[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”9877″ alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Rafael Alvarez has entered the Seminary of Missionaries of The Holy Spirit.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_separator][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Brenda E. Lopez is in her formation year of becoming a Religious Sister of Servants of Mary, Ministers to the Sick.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]