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The Rosary
2.  Pray the Our Father at every large bead.
3.  Pray a Hail Mary on every small bead.
4.  Pray a
Glory Be To The Father.

5.  Announce the relevant Mystery.
6.  Pray the
Our Father at every large bead.
7.  Pray a
Hail Mary on every small bead,
while meditating on the relevant Mystery.
8.  Pray the
Decade Prayer/Fatima Prayer
at the end of each decade

9.  Pray the Hail, Holy Queen
to end the Rosary.
The Five Joyful Mysteries
1.  The Annunciation; Humility
2.  The Visitation: Charity; Love of Neighbor
3.  The Nativity, the Birth of Our Lord: Poverty;
Detachment from things of this world
4.  The Presentation of Our Lord; Purity of heart,
5.  The Finding of Our Lord in the Temple; Wisdom

The Five Sorrowful Mysteries
1.  The Agony in the Garden; Contrition for our sins
2.  The Scourging at the Pillar; Mortification of our senses
3.  The Crowning with Thorns; Interior mortification
4.  The Carrying of the Cross; Patience
5.  The Crucifixion and Death of Our Lord; Salvation

The Five Glorious Mysteries
1.  The Resurrection; Faith
2.  The Ascension; A desire for heaven
3.  The Pentecost, Coming of the Holy Ghost;
The Gifts of the Holy Ghost
4.  The Assumption of our Blessed Mother into Heaven;
Devotion to Mary
5.  The Coronation of our Blessed Mother; Eternal happiness

The Five Luminous Mysteries
1.  The Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan;
Openness to the Holy Spirit-the Healer.
2.  The Wedding at Cana; To Jesus through Mary.
The understanding of the ability to manifest-through faith.
3.  Jesus' Proclamation of the Kingdom of God; Trust in God
4.  The Transfiguration; Desire for Holiness
5.  The Institution of the Eucharist; Adoration
1647 - 1690
Feast Day: October 16th
The Twelve Promises
of Jesus
to those devoted
to His Sacred Heart
(Prayer Card)
Hail, Holy Queen
Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope.
To you we cry, the children of Eve;
to you we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this land of exile.
Turn then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us;
lead us home at last and show us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus
O merciful, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!
Apostles' Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead and was buried;
He descended into hell; on the third day He rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
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 body, and the 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.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Hail Mary
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 death.
Glory Be To The Father
Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning,
is now,
and ever shall be,
world without end.
The Morning Offering
O Jesus,
I offer You my prayers,
works, joys and sufferings
of this day for all the intentions of
Your Sacred Heart.
An Act of Contrition
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee,
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 Thee, my God,
Who are all good and deserving of all my love.
I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace,
to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life.
Decade Prayer/Fatima Prayer
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell,
and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy.

Note: The Decade Prayer for the rosary, commonly known as
the Fatima Prayer, was revealed by Our Lady of Fatima on
July 13, 1917. She asked the three shepherd children,
Francisco, Jacinta, and Lucia, to recite it at the end of each decade
of the rosary. It was approved for public use in 1930.
Serenity Prayer
God grant us the serenity
to accept the things we cannot change,
the courage to change the things we can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
Grace Before Meals
"Bless us, O Lord,
and these Thy gifts,
which we are about to
receive from Thy bounty,
through Christ our Lord.
Prayer Before a Crucifix
Look down upon me, good and gentle Jesus,
while before Thy face I humbly kneel,
and with burning soul I pray and beseech Thee
to fix deep in my heart lively sentiments of
faith, hope and charity, true contrition for my sins,
and a firm purpose of amendment;
while I contemplate with great love and tender pity
Thy five wounds, pondering over them within me,
having in mind the words which David Thy prophet
said of Thee, my Jesus:
"They have pierced my hands and my feet; they have
numbered all my bones."

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be for the Holy Father's
NOTE: "A plenary indulgence is granted on each Friday
of Lent and Passiontide to the faithful who, after
Communion, piously recite the above prayer before an
image of Christ crucified; on other days of the year the
indulgence is partial."
— Enchiridion of Indulgences, No. 22
Evening Prayer
Dear God,
I want to thank You for this day, so full of
Your kindness and Your joy.
I close my eyes to rest safe
n Your loving care.


And now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep, and
if I die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take.
Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men of good will.
We praise You, we bless You, we adore You, we glorify You,
we give You thanks for Your great glory,
Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God the Father.

Lord Jesus Christ, only begotten Son,
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
You take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us;
You take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer;
You are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us.

For You alone are the Holy One, You alone are the Lord,
You alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father,
Prayer to Saint
Christopher Feast Day:
July 25

The Roman Catholic Parish of
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Divine Mercy
Prayer to Saint Michael
  the Archangel
St. 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.



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Please Join Father Joe and Father DeSimone in Prayer  
Please join Father Joe and Father DeSimone as they have provided the
following recorded prayers for us.

These recordings reside on our YouTube Channel (St. Christopher and St. Margaret Mary, SI).  
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+  September 6, 2020, 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
+  August 30, 2020, 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
+  August 23, 2020, 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
+  August 9, 2020, 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
+  August 2, 2020, 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
+  July 26, 2020, 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
+  July 19, 2020, 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
+  July 12, 2020, 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
+  July 5, 2020, 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
+  June 28, 2020, 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
+  June 18, 2020, 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
+  June 14, 2020, The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
+  June 7, 2020, The Most Holy Trinity
Prayer To Overcome Racism (View and Print)
+  May 31, 2020, Pentecost Sunday
A Prayer of Intercession to St Joseph Moscati (View and Print)
+  May 24, 2020, Seventh Sunday of Easter
+  May 21, 2020, Ascension of the Lord
+  May 17, 2020, Sixth Sunday of Easter
+  May 10, 2020, Fifth Sunday of Easter
+  May 3, 2020, Fourth Sunday of Easter
+  April 26, 2020, Third Sunday of Easter
+  April 19, 2020, Second Sunday of Easter - Divine Mercy
TEXT ONLY; view and print:
+  Act of Spiritual Communion Prayer (for Ourselves)
+  Act of Spiritual Communion Prayer (for Others)

+  The Joyful Mysteries; prayed on Monday and Saturday
The Sorrowful Mysteries; prayed on Tuesday and Friday
The Glorious Mysteries; prayed on Wednesday and Sunday
Luminous Mysteries; prayed on Thursday

Prayed daily at 6:00am, 12noon and 6:00pm.
The Regina Coeli is prayed from Easter Sunday through Pentecost:
 The Regina Coeli, English
+  The Regina Coeli, in Latin with English Chant
The Angelus is prayed from the day after Pentecost through Holy Saturday:
The Angelus
+  An Angelus Reflection

+  The Stations of the Cross
+  The Baptismal Promises
+  Prayer for Our Government - Archbishop John Carroll, 1791 [Text]

The Litanies and Prayer of St. Michael the Archangel ..... [View and Print**]
Informational Preface, Brief History, Litany #1, Litany #2 and Prayer  (9:33)
NOTE: The following three recordings are subsets of the above longer recording.
+  Informational Preface and Brief History (3:38)
Litany #1, Litany #2 and Prayer of St. Michael (5:57)
Prayer of St. Michael  (0:33)
Other Litanies:
Litany of St. Joseph, Number 1 (2:59)
Litany of The Blessed Virgin Mary (Litany of Loreto) (3:53)
Litany of The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (4:22)
Litany of Divine Providence (7:38)
Litany of the Most Holy Name of Jesus (5:04) ..... [View and Print**]
+  Litany of Reparation to Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament (4:25) ..... [View and Print**]
Litany of the Holy Spirit (3:56) ..... [View and Print**]
Litany of the Holy Angels (6:00) ..... [View and Print**]

+  Informational Preface and Consecration to The Holy Family (4:19).....[View and Print]
Consecration to The Holy Family (2:07)
Consecration to The Sacred Heart of Jesus (3:19)

Holy Thursday
+  Good Friday
+  Holy Saturday

A Unity Prayer; This Unity Prayer contains the words Jesus gave to Elizabeth Kindleman,
a Hungarian mystic, on May 1, 1962.

These recordings reside on our YouTube Channel (St. Christopher and St. Margaret Mary, SI).  
You don’t need to navigate to YouTube and search for the multimedia prayers.
By clicking on the link, you will be taken directly to the recording on YouTube.

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Lectio Divina
A way of reading the Scriptures.
                                                       PRAYER OF ST. PIO OF PIETRELCINA (“PADRE PIO”)
Please keep praying for all those who are suffering, dying, worrying, or working.  
Here is a prayer from St. Pio of Pietrelcina (“Padre Pio”) written as a post-Communion prayer, but which is also good when feeling anxious, afraid or worried:
Stay with me, Lord, for it is necessary to have you present so that I do not forget you.  You know how easily I abandon you.  
Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak, and I need your strength, so that I may not fall so often.  
Stay with me, Lord, for you are my life, and without you, I am without fervor.  
Stay with me, Lord, for you are my light, and without you, I am in darkness.  
Stay with me, Lord, to show me your will.
Stay with me, Lord, so that I hear your voice and follow you.  
Stay with me, Lord, for I desire to love you very much, and always be in your company.
Stay with me, Lord, if you wish me to be faithful to you.
Stay with me, Lord, for as poor as my soul is, I want it to be a place of consolation for you, a nest of love.
`                                        Mary, Health of the Sick, pray for us.
St. Christopher, pray for us.
St. Margaret Mary, pray for us.