October Rosary (Days 4-6)
October 04, 2023
Fr. John Colacino C.PP.S.
Day 4 
"The Rosary, a simple and easy prayer, helps me to be a child again, and I am not ashamed of it at all.” 
(Pope John Paul I)
Our Father….
  1. In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. (Luke 1:26-27). Hail Mary (and after each verse)….

    2) And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” (Luke 1:28)

    3) But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. (Luke 1:29)

    4) The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. (Luke 1:30)

    5) And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. (Luke 1:31)

    6) He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David. He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” (Luke 1:32-33)

    7) Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?” (Luke 1:34)

    8)  The angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God. (Luke 1:35)

    9) And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be barren. For nothing will be impossible with God.” (Luke 1:36-37)

    10)  Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her. (Luke 1:38)
Glory be to the Father….


O God, who willed that at the message of an Angel
your Word should take flesh
in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
grant that we, who pray to you
and believe her to be truly the Mother of God
may be helped by her interceding before you.
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;
The Blessed Virgin Mary and the Annunciation of the Lord)

Day 5
"Pray ardently to our most merciful mother Mary by saying the Rosary during the month of October, as We have already indicated. This prayer is well-suited to the devotion of the People of God, most pleasing to the Mother of God and most effective in gaining heaven's blessings.”
(Pope St. Paul VI)
Our Father….
1) In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. (Luke 1:39-40). Hail Mary (and after each verse)….

2) When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. (Luke 1:41)

3) And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. (Luke 1:42)

4) And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord comes to me (Luke 1:43)

5) And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;  for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name. (Luke 1:46-49)

6) His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. (Luke 1:50)

7) He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. (Luke 1:51)

8) He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly; he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty. (Luke 1:52-53)

9) He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, according to the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.” (Luke 1:54-55)

10) And Mary remained with her about three months and then returned to her home. (Luke 1:56)

Glory be to the Father….

Lord our God,
you brought salvation and joy
to the home of Elizabeth
through the visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
the ark of the New Covenant.
We ask that, in obedience
to the inspiration of the Holy Spirit,
we too may bring Christ to others and proclaim your greatness
by the praise of our lips and the holiness of our lives.
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; 
The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
Day 6 
"The Rosary is a magnificent and universal prayer for the needs of the Church, the nations and the entire world." 
(Pope St. John XXIII)
Our Father….
1) When the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, in order to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as children. (Gal. 4:4-5) Hail Mary (and after each verse)….

2) In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. (Luke 2:1)

3) Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. (Luke 2:4)

4) While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. (Luke 2:6-7)

5) In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. (Luke 2:8-9)

6) But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see--I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.” (Luke 2:10-12)

7) And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!” (Luke 2:13-14)

8) When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger. (Luke 2:16)

9) When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them. But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart. (Luke 2:17-19)

10) The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them. (Luke 1:20)
Glory be to the Father….

O God, who through the fruitful virginity of Blessed Mary
bestowed on the human race the grace of eternal salvation,
grant, we pray,
that we may experience the intercession of her,
through whom we were found worthy to receive the author
  of life,
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;
Holy Mary, The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Savior)