The Patroness of the Knights of Columbus is the Blessed Virgin Mary. We always remember her in our daily prayers.

 

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Some individual recommended prayers in private or at church with other parishioners are:

 

 

Hail Mary



  

The Hail Mary is a well-loved and beautiful basic Catholic prayer. It's one of the essential prayers to our Lady. It combines two lines from Scripture (Lk 1:28 and Lk 1:42) with a humble request for Mary to pray for us.

 

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.

 

 

THE ROSARY

 





The word Rosary means “Crown of Roses”. Our Lady revealed to us that each time one says a Hail Mary we are giving her a rose and each complete Rosary makes her a crown of roses. The rose is the queen flower, and so the Rosary is the rose of all devotions. The Rosary is considered a perfect prayer because within it lies the story of our salvation. It’s a prayer that can be prayed individually or together as a group. With the Hail Mary we invite her to pray for us. Our Lady always grants our request. In every apparition, the heavenly mother has invited us to say the Rosary as a powerful weapon against evil and to bring us to true peace.

 

How To Pray The Rosary - The purpose of the Rosary is to help keep in memory certain principal events or mysteries in the history of our salvation, and to thank and praise God for them. There are twenty mysteries reflected upon in the Rosary, and these are divided into the five JOYFUL MYSTERIES, the five LUMINOUS MYSTERIES, the five SORROWFUL MYSTERIES, and the five GLORIOUS MYSTERIES.

 

 

The Rosary is said as follows:

 

 1  Make the sign of the cross and say the “Apostles Creed”

  2  Say the “Our Father”

 

  3  Say three “Hail Mary’s”

 

  4  Say “Glory be to the Father”

 

  5  Announce the first Mystery then say the “Our Father”

 

  6  Say ten “Hail Mary’s” while meditating on the Mystery

 

  7  Say “Glory be to the Father”

 

Announce the second Mystery then say the “Our Father”. Repeat 6 and 7 and continue with Third, Fourth, and Fifth Mystery in the same manner.

 

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 After the Rosary:

 

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 toward 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, 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 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.

 



After each decade 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."

 

The  Memorare

 



The Memorare is a beautiful prayer that expresses our confidence in the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is attributed to St. Bernard of Clairvaux.

 

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

 

 Hail  Holy Queen

 



This prayer is a constant favorite among the prayers to Virgin Mary. It has long been a part of the the Liturgy of the Hours, the Church's official daily prayer.

 

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 toward 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, O holy Mother
of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen.

 

Angelus

 

The Angelus is a meditation on the Incarnation, and Mary's role in it. Like all prayers to Virgin Mary, we ask her for guidance and prayers. The first three verses are taken from Scripture. The Angelus is traditionally said daily at 12 noon. Many Catholic churches ring their church bells at noon, the Angelus bells, to call the faithful to prayer.

 



This is often said as a group prayer, with the leader speaking the V parts and the group responding with the R lines. If you're saying it alone, just read both parts together.

 



Angelus

 

V The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.

R — And she conceived by the Holy Spirit.   

 



       Hail Mary... (Say The Hail Mary here.)

V — Behold the handmaid of the Lord.

R — Be it done unto me according to thy word.

 



       Hail Mary.

 

V — And the Word was made Flesh.

R — And dwelt among us.

 



       Hail Mary...

 

V — Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.

R — That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 



LET US PRAY: Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord, your grace into our hearts, that we to whom the incarnation of Christ, your Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by his passion and cross be brought to the glory of his resurrection. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.