October Rosary (Days 7-9)
October 07, 2023
Fr. John Colacino C.PP.S.
Day 7

At times when Christianity itself seemed under threat, its deliverance was attributed to the power of this prayer, and Our Lady of the Rosary was acclaimed as the one whose intercession brought salvation.

(Pope St. John Paul II)

Our Father....

1)  After eight days had passed, it was time to circumcise the child; and he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb. (Luke 2:21) Hail Mary (and after each verse)….
2) In him also you were circumcised with a spiritual circumcision, by putting off the body of the flesh in the circumcision of Christ; when you were buried with him in baptism, you were also raised with him through faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead. (Col. 2:11-12)
3) When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord. (Luke 2:22a)
4) Guided by the Spirit, Simeon came into the temple when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him what was customary under the law. (Luke 2:27)
5) Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying, “Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.” (Luke 2:28-32)
6) Then Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, “This child is destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be opposed so that the inner thoughts of many will be revealed--and a sword will pierce your own soul too.” (Luke 2:34-35)
7) In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.” (Matt. 2:1-2)
8) On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. (Matt. 2:11)
9) Now after [the Magi] had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, ‘Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.’ (Mt. 2:13)
10)  Then Joseph got up, took the child and his mother by night, and went to Egypt, and remained there until the death of Herod. (Mt. 2:14-15a)
Glory be to the Father….

Lord our God, through the Blessed Virgin Mary
you revealed your Son to the world
as the glory of Israel
and the light of all nations;
grant that as we follow his teaching and example
we may strengthen our faith in Christ
and acknowledge him to be the one Mediator
and the Savior of the world.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, 
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, 
God, for ever and ever.  Amen. 

(Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Mary and the Epiphany of the Lord)
Day 8
“The prayer of the Rosary is perfect, because of the praises it offers, the lessons it teaches, the graces it obtains, and the victories it achieves.” (Pope Benedict XV)
Our Father….

1) Now every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up as usual for the festival. (Luke 2:41-42). Hail Mary (and after each verse)....

2) When the festival was ended and they started to return, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it. (Luke 2:43)

3) Assuming that he was in the group of travelers, they went a day’s journey. Then they started to look for him among their relatives and friends. (Luke 2:44)

4) When they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem to search for him. (Luke 2:45)

5) After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. (Luke 2:46-47)

6) When his parents saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him, “Child, why have you treated us like this? Look, your father and I have been searching for you in great anxiety.” (Luke 2:48)

7) He said to them, “Why were you searching for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” But they did not understand what he said to them. (Luke 2:49-50)

8)  Then he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them. His mother treasured all these things in her heart. (Luke 2:51)

9) And Jesus increased in wisdom and in years, and in divine and human favor. (Luke 2:52)

10) On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, ‘Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? What deeds of power are being done by his hands! Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, and are not his sisters here with us?’ And they took offence at him. (Mk. 6:1b-3)

Glory be to the Father….


All-holy Father, in the wonder of your wisdom and love
you decreed that your Son should be born of a woman
and be subject to her guidance;
grant that we may enter more and more
into the mystery of your incarnate Word
and with him lead a hidden life on earth
until, escorted by his Virgin Mother,
we may joyously enter your home in heaven.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.  Amen.
(Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Our Lady of Nazareth)
Day 9
“Amidst all prayers, the Rosary is the most beautiful, the richest in graces, and the one that most pleases the Most Holy Virgin.” (Pope St. Pius X)
Our Father….
1) Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him (Mk. 1:9) Hail Mary (And after each verse)....
2) John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now; for it is proper for us in this way to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented. (Matt. 3:14-15)

3) And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him (Mk. 1:10)

4) And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.” (Mk. 1:11)

5) Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? (Rom. 6:3)

6) Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. (Rom. 6:4)

7) For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. (Rom. 6:5)

8)  We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin. (Rom. 6:6)

9)  But if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. (Rom. 6:8-9)

10)  The death he died, he died to sin, once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.  So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. (Rom. 6:10-11)
Glory be to the Father….

Lord, from the chaste womb of the baptismal font
the Church, our mother, has given to children of this earth
a new birth as children of heaven.
Grant that through the life-giving Gospel
and your grace-filled sacraments
the Church may form is daughters and sons
in the likeness of Christ, its founder,
who was born of a Virgin Mother
as the firstborn of many brothers and sisters
and the Savior of the whole human race.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
 God, for ever and ever. Amen.

(Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Mary, Fountain of Light and Life)