1. Sign of the Cross
2. Nicene Creed
3. Apostles Creed
4. Lord’s Prayer
5. Hail Mary
6. Glory Be to the Father
7. Oh My Jesus
8. Salve Regina
9. Prayer after the Rosary
10. St Michael the Archangel
11. Guardian Angel Prayer
12. Prayer to the Holy Spirit
13. Act of Contrition
14. The Memorare
15. The Angelus
16. Act of Faith
17. Act of Hope
18. Act of Charity
19. Prayer for Peace
20. Prayer for Vocations
21. Prayer of St Francis
23. Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes
24. The Chaplet of The Divine Mercy
25. Stations of the Cross
26. The Ten Commandments of God
27. The Six chief commandments of the Church
28. The Three Theological virtues
29. The Four Cardinal Virtues
30. The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit
31. The Twelve Fruits of the Holy Spirit
32. The Seven Corporal Works of Mercy
33. The Seven Spiritual Works of Mercy
34. The Seven Deadly Sins
35. The Opposite Virtues
36. Fasting and Abstinence
A Sign of the Cross is made before we commence our prayers and we say:
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
I believe in one God, the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
(bow at the following words up to and became man)
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
The Apostles Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
(bow at the following words up to Virgin Mary)
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended into Hell;
and 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;
and 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 life everlasting. Amen.
I confess to almighty God
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have greatly sinned, in my thoughts and words,
in what I have done and in what I have failed to do,
(strike breast on the next two lines)
through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault;
therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,
all the Angels and Saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord our God.
The Lord's Prayer
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.
The Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst 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
The 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
forever shall be. World without end. Amen.
Oh My Jesus
Oh My Jesus. Save us from the fires of hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most
need of Thy Mercy.
Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope
To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve.
To you do we send up our sighs mourning and weeping in this vale of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate your eyes of mercy towards us and after this our exile
show to us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
Pray for us that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Prayer after the Rosary
O God, whose only-begotten Son, by His Life, Death, and Resurrection, has purchased for us the
rewards of eternal life; grant, we beseech You, 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.
May the divine assistance remain always with us. Amen.
Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel
St Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our protection against the wickedness and
snares of the devil; may God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly
Host, by the power of God, thrust into hell satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world
for the ruin of souls.
Prayer to Our Guardian Angel
Angel of God, my Guardian Dear; to whom God's love commits me here. Ever this day be at my
side, To light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.
Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and kindle in them the fire of Thy love.
Send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created. And Thou shall renew the face of the earth.
Act of Contrition
O my God, because you are so good, I am very sorry that I have sinned against you and by the help
of your grace I will not sin again.
Remember, O most loving Virgin Mary, that it is a thing unheard of, that anyone ever had recourse
to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, and was left forsaken. Filled
therefore with confidence in your goodness, I fly to you, O Mother, Virgin of virgins. To you I
come, before you I stand, a sorrowful sinner. Despise not my poor words, O Mother of the Word
of God, but graciously hear and grant my prayer.
(This Is said to put us in mind that God the Son became man for our salvation.)
V. The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary ...
V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord
R. Be it done to me according to your 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 be brought by his passion
and cross to the glory of his resurrection, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
May the divine assistance remain always with us and may the souls of those who had died, through
the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Act of Faith
My God, I believe in you and all that your Church teaches, because you have said it, and your word
Act of Hope
My God, I hope in you, for grace and glory, because of your promises, your mercy and your power.
Act of Charity
My God, because you are so good, I love you with all my heart, and for your sake, I love my neighbour as myself.
Prayer for Peace
God our Father, Creator of the world, you establish the order which governs all the ages.
Hear our prayer and give us peace in our time that we may rejoice in your mercy and praise you
Prayer for Vocations
0 Jesus, Good and Gentle Shepherd grant that the men and women from our community,
may have the grace and the courage to hear and answer Your call to priesthood and
religious life. Give them the wisdom to realize that life is a gift.
Let them realize their life is part of YOUR plan.
Call forth those You have chosen to spread the gospel message, and help them to freely
respond to a life of service in the church.
May the parents and families of our parish, support and encourage our young men and women
to search for, follow and answer the call of God in their lives. Amen
Prayer of St Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace
Where there is hatred, let me sow love
where there is injury, pardon
where there is discord, union
where there is doubt, faith
where there is despair, hope
where there is darkness, light
where there is sadness, joy
for your mercy and truth's sake
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console
to be understood as to understand
to be loved and to love
for it is in giving that we receive
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned
it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
A Novena is nine days of public or private prayer for some special occasion or intention. Its origin
goes back to the 9 days that the disciples and Mary spent together in prayer between the
Ascension of Jesus and Pentecost. A novena is perseverance in prayer – see Lk 18:1-8 about the
Widow and the Judge.
Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes
Blessed by the Holy and Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, Mother of God.
Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us. Our Mother, have pity on us.
Our Lady of Lourdes, heal us, for the love and honour of the Holy Trinity.
Our Lady of Lourdes, heal us, for the conversion of sinners.
Health of the sick, pray for us. Succour of sufferers, pray for us.
O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee.
Then say Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be three times in honour of the Immaculate Conception.
The Chaplet of The Divine Mercy
The Sign of the Cross, 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and The Apostles Creed.
Then on the Our Father Beads say the following:
Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our
Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
On the 10 Hail Mary Beads say the following:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
(Repeat step 2 and 3 for all five decades).
Conclude with (three times):
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Stations of the Cross
1. Jesus is condemned to death.
Consider how Jesus, after having been scourged and crowned with thorns, was unjustly
condemned by Pilate to die on the Cross..
2. Jesus receives and carries the Cross.
Consider how Jesus, in making this journey with the Cross on his shoulders, thought of us, and
offered for us to his Father the death he was about to undergo.
3. Jesus falls for the first time.
Consider the first fall of Jesus under his Cross. His flesh was torn by the scourges, his head was
crowned with thorns; he had lost a great quantity of blood. So weakened he could scarcely
walk, he yet had to carry this great load upon his shoulders. The soldiers struck him rudely, and
he fell several times.
4. Jesus is met by his Blessed Mother.
Consider this meeting of the Son and the Mother, which took place on this journey. Their looks
became like so many arrows to wound those hearts which loved each other so tenderly.
5. The Cross is laid upon Simon of Cyrene.
Consider how his cruel tormentors, seeing that Jesus was on the point of expiring, and fearing he
would die on the way, whereas they wished him to die the shameful death of the Cross,
constrained Simon of Cyrene to carry the Cross behind our Lord.
6. Veronica wipes the face of Jesus.
Consider how the holy woman named Veronica, seeing Jesus so ill-used, and bathed in sweat
and blood, wiped his face with a towel, on which was left the impression of his holy
7. Jesus falls the second time.
Consider the second fall of Jesus under the Cross – a fall which renews the pain of all the wounds
in his head and members.
8. The women of Jerusalem mourn for our Lord.
Consider how these women wept with compassion at seeing Jesus in such a pitiable state,
streaming with blood, as he walked along. ‘Daughters of Jerusalem, said he, ‘weep not me for
me, but for yourselves and for your children’.
9. Jesus falls for the third time.
Consider the third fall of Jesus Christ. His weakness was extreme, and the cruelty of his
executioners excessive, who tried to hasten his steps when he could scarcely move.
10. Jesus is stripped of his garments. Consider the violence with which Jesus was stripped by the executioners. His inner garments
adhered to his torn flesh, and they dragged them off so roughly that the skin came with them.
Take pity on your Saviour thus cruelly treated.
11. Jesus is nailed to the Cross.
Consider how Jesus, having been placed upon the Cross, extended his hands, and offered to his
Eternal Father the sacrifice of his life for our salvation. Those barbarians fastened him with nails,
and then, securing the Cross, allowed him to die with anguish on this infamous gibbet.
12. Jesus dies on the Cross.
Consider how Jesus, being consumed with anguish after three hours’ agony on the Cross,
abandoned himself to the weight of his body, bowed his head and died.
13. Jesus is taken down from the Cross.
Consider how, after our Lord had expired, two of his disciples, Joseph and Nicodemus, took him
down from the Cross and placed him in the arms of his afflicted Mother, who received him with
unutterable tenderness, and pressed him to her bosom.
14. Jesus is placed in the sepulchre.
Consider how the disciples, accompanied by his holy Mother, carried the body of Jesus to bury it.
They closed the tomb, and all came sorrowfully away.
The Ten Commandments of God
1. Thou shalt not have strange Gods before Me. Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven
thing, nor the likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, nor of
those things that are in the waters under the earth. Thou shalt not adore them nor serve
2. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
3. Remember that thou keep the name of the Lord they God in vain.
4. Honour thy father and mother.
5. Thou shalt not kill.
6. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
7. Thou shalt not steal.
8. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
9. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife.
10. Thou shalt not covet they neighbour’s goods.
The Six chief commandments of the Church
1. To keep the Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation holy, by attending Mass and resting from
2. To keep the days of Fasting and Abstinence appointed by the Church.
3. To go to Confession at least once a year.
4. To receive the Blessed Sacrament at least once a year, at Easter or thereabouts.
5. To contribute to the support of our priests.
6. Not to marry within certain degrees of kindred without dispensation.
The Three Theological virtues:
Faith, Hope and Charity
The Four Cardinal Virtues:
Prudence, Justice, Fortitude and Temperance.
The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit:
Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety and the Fear of the Lord.
The Twelve Fruits of the Holy Spirit:
Charity, Joy, Peace, Patience, Benignity, Goodness, Longanimity, Mildness, Faith, Modesty,
The Seven Corporal Works of Mercy:
To feed the hungry, to give drink to the thirsty; to clothe the naked; to harbour the harbourless; to
visit the sick; to visit the imprisoned; to bury the dead.
The Seven Spiritual Works of Mercy:
To counsel the doubtful; to instruct the ignorant; to admonish sinners; to comfort the afflicted; to
forgive offences; to bear wrongs patiently; to pray for the living and the dead.
The Seven Deadly Sins:
Pride, Covetousness, Lust, Anger, Gluttony, Envy, Sloth.
The Opposite Virtues:
Humility, Liberality, Chastity, Meekness, Temperance, Brotherly Love,
Fasting and Abstinence:
The age of which abstinence becomes binding is fourteen. The obligation of fasting is restricted to
those who have completed their twenty-first year until they have begun their sixtieth. Fasting and
Abstinence is binding throughout the Church on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.