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SUNDAY OF THE JOYFUL

 The Mystery of Faith


Let us ponder in our hearts the Mystery of Faith
kept in the heart of Mary, Mother of divne grace.



First, The Lamb of God


On the large bead, a leader begins the Our Father:  

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed by thy name.
Rs. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done ... 

On each bead of the decade, a leader begins by reading the verse: 

Vs. 1  John, baptizing, saw Jesus coming to him, and he says: * Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …
 
Vs. 2  This is he whom God has set forth to be a propitiation for the remission of former sins, * through faith in his blood.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …..
 
Vs. 3  This is he that comes by water and blood; * not by water only, but by water and blood.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …
 
Vs. 4  The one who sent me to baptize with water said to me: * He it is that baptizes with the Holy Spirit.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou ….
 
Vs. 5  And there are three that give testimony: the Spirit, and the water, and the blood. * And these three are one.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …
 
Vs. 6  They did not break his legs—that the scripture might be fulfilled: You shall not break a bone of it. *  But one of the soldiers with a spear opened his side, and there came out blood and water.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …
 
Vs. 7  And an angel showed me a river of water of life, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. * On both sides of the river was the tree of life.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …
 
Vs. 8  And he says to me: Blessed are they that wash their robes in the blood of the Lamb, * that they may have a right to the tree of life.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 9  And I saw in the hand of him that sat on the throne a book, sealed with seven seals. * And behold in the midst of the throne a Lamb standing, as it were slain, who came and took the book. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …
 
Vs. 10  And when he had opened it, they sang a new canticle: * You are worthy to open the book and break its seals because you were slain, and have redeemed us to God in your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
The mother of Jesus said to him,
They have no wine. *
And to the servants she says,
Do whatever he shall say.


Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:

Vs. Draw out now the water made wine, he says. *
Rs. And to the servants she says,
Do whatever he shall say.


Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:

Vs. The mother of Jesus said to him,
They have no wine. *

Rs. And to the servants she says,
Do whatever he shall say.



Second, the Bread of Life

 
On the large bead, a leader begins the Our Father:  
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed by thy name.
Rs. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done ... 

On each bead of the decade, a leader begins by reading the verse:  

Vs. 1  When Jesus lifted up his eyes and saw a very great multitude coming to him, he said, * From where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …
 
Vs. 2  One of his disciples says to him, There is a boy here that has five barley loaves and two fishes. * But what are these among so many?  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …
 
Vs. 3  And Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed to those who had sat down. * In like manner also of the fishes, as much as they liked.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …
 
Vs. 4  And when they were filled, he said to his disciples: Gather up the fragments that remain, lest they be lost.* And they filled twelve baskets with the fragments from the five loaves.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …
 
Vs. 5  Now those men, when they had seen what a miracle Jesus had done, said: * This is in truth the prophet that is to come into the world.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …
 
Vs. 6  Jesus said: You seek me because you ate of the loaves and were filled. * Labor not for food which perishes, but which endures to life everlasting, which the Son of man will give you.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …
 
Vs. 7  Amen, amen, I say to you, Moses gave you not bread from heaven, * but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …
 
Vs. 8  Your fathers did eat manna in the desert, yet are dead. * This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that if anyone eat of it, he may not die.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …
 
Vs. 9  I am the living bread which came down from heaven. * If anyone eat of this bread, he shall live for ever.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …
 
Vs. 10  I am the bread of life. * And the bread that I will give is my flesh, for the life of the world.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …


Vs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
The mother of Jesus said to him,
They have no wine. *
And to the servants she says,
Do whatever he shall say.


Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:

Vs. Draw out now the water made wine, he says. *
Rs. And to the servants she says,
Do whatever he shall say.


Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:

Vs. The mother of Jesus said to him,
They have no wine. *

Rs. And to the servants she says,
Do whatever he shall say.



Third, the Supper of the Lord

 
On the large bead, a leader begins the Our Father:  
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed by thy name.
Rs. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done ... 

On each bead of the decade, a leader begins by reading the verse: 

Vs. 1   I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: * that the Lord Jesus, the same night in which he was betrayed, took bread, and giving thanks, broke it.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 2  And he said: Take and eat: This is my body, which shall be delivered for you. * Do this for the commemoration of me.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 3   In like manner also the chalice, saying: This chalice is the new testament in my blood. * Do this, as often as you shall drink, for the commemoration of me.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 4   For as often as you shall eat this bread and drink  the chalice, * you shall show the death of the Lord, until he come.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 5   He has made a remembrance of his wonderful works, * being a merciful and gracious Lord.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 6   He has given food to them that fear him. * He will be mindful for ever of his covenant.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with theeRs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 7   And the day of the unleavened bread came, on which it was necessary that the pasch should be killed. * And he sent Peter and John, saying: Go, and prepare for us the pasch, that we may eat.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: 

Vs. 8   And when the hour had come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him. * And he said to them: With desire have I desired to eat this pasch with you, before I suffer.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 9   For I say to you that from this time I will not eat it, * till it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 10   And I dispose to you, as my Father has disposed to me, a kingdom, * that you may eat and drink at my table, in my kingdom.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
The mother of Jesus said to him,
They have no wine. *
And to the servants she says,
Do whatever he shall say.

Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
Vs. Draw out now the water made wine, he says. *
Rs. And to the servants she says,
Do whatever he shall say.

Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
Vs. The mother of Jesus said to him,
They have no wine. *
Rs. And to the servants she says,
Do whatever he shall say.



Fourth, The Washing of Feet

 
On the large bead, a leader begins the Our Father:  
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed by thy name.
Rs. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done ... 

On each bead of the decade, a leader begins by reading the verse: 

Vs. 1   Before the festival day of the pasch, Jesus, knowing that his hour had come, * having loved his own who were in the world, loved them to the end.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 2   And when supper was done, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, * he rises from supper and lays aside his garments.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 3   And, having taken a linen, * he girded himself.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …


Vs. 4   After that, he put water into a basin and began to wash the feet of the disciples * and to wipe them with the linen with which he was girded.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 5  He comes then to Simon Peter, and Peter says to him, * Lord, do you wash my feet?   Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 6  Jesus answered and said to him: What I do, you know not now; * but you shall know hereafter.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 7  Peter says to him: Never shall you wash my feet! If I do not wash you, he said, you shall have no part with me.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 8  If then I, being your Lord and Master, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. * For I have given you an example, that as I have done to you, so you also do.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 9  A new commandment I give unto you, that you love one another: * that as I have loved you, so you also love one another.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 10  Amen, amen, I say to you: The servant is not greater than his lord; neither is the apostle greater than he that sent him. * If you know these things, you shall be blessed if you do them.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …
 
Vs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
The mother of Jesus said to him,
They have no wine. *
And to the servants she says,
Do whatever he shall say.

Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
Vs. Draw out now the water made wine, he says. *
Rs. And to the servants she says,
Do whatever he shall say.

Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
Vs. The mother of Jesus said to him,
They have no wine. *
Rs. And to the servants she says,
Do whatever he shall say.



Fifth, God-with-us

 
On the large bead, a leader begins the Our Father:  
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed by thy name.
Rs. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done ... 

On each bead of the decade, a leader begins by reading the verse: 

Vs. 1   Behold, two of them went that same day to a town named Emmaus, and while they talked and reasoned with themselves about him, * Jesus himself, drawing near, went with them.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 2   And he said to them: What are these discourses that you hold with one another, * as you walk and are saddened?  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 3  Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet, mighty in work and word, * and how our chief priests and princes delivered him to be condemned to death and crucified.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 4  And certain women also of our company frightened us, who before it was light were at the tomb, * and came saying that they had all seen a vision of angels, who say that he is alive.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 5   Then he said to them: O foolish and slow of heart to believe! * Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things, and thus to enter into his glory?  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 6  And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, * he expounded to them the things in all the scriptures concerning him.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 7   And they drew near to the town, and they constrained him, saying: Stay with us, for it is towards evening and the day is now far spent. * And he went in with them.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 8   And it came to pass, while he was at table with them, * he took bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 9  And their eyes were opened, and they knew him. * And he vanished out of their sight.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 10  And rising up, they went back to Jerusalem, and they found the Eleven gathered together saying, The Lord is risen indeed and has appeared to Simon. * And they told how they knew him in the breaking of bread.  Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …
 
Vs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
The mother of Jesus said to him,
They have no wine. *
And to the servants she says,
Do whatever he shall say.

Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
Vs. Draw out now the water made wine, he says. *
Rs. And to the servants she says,
Do whatever he shall say.

Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
Vs. The mother of Jesus said to him,
They have no wine. *
Rs. And to the servants she says,
Do whatever he shall say.


Concluding Prayers After the Decades



Intercessions 
for the Church 

Vs. Lord, have mercy.   
Rs. Lord, have mercy. 

Vs. Christ, have mercy.   
Rs. Christ, have mercy. 

Vs. Lord, have mercy.   
Rs. Lord, have mercy. 

Vs. Christ, hear us.   
Rs. Christ, graciously hear us. 

Vs. God, the Father of heaven:   
Rs. Have mercy on us. 

Vs. God the Son, Redeemer of the world:   
Rs. Have mercy on us. 

Vs. God the Holy Spirit:   
Rs. Have mercy on us. 

Vs. Holy Trinity, one God:   
Rs. Have mercy on us. 

Vs. Watch over your Church, O Lord. 
 Rs. O Lord, watch over our Holy Father. 

Vs. Preserve your Church, O Lord. 
Rs. O Lord, preserve our Holy Father. 

Vs. Uphold your Church, O Lord. 
Rs. O Lord, uphold our Holy Father. 

Vs. Grant the pastors of your Church and its laborers
ever to renew, O Lord. 
 Rs. O Lord, grant your people ever to renew. 

Vs. Grant religious life in the Church and the consecrated
ever to renew, O Lord. 
Rs. O Lord, grant your people ever to renew. 

Vs. Grant the life of the faithful in the family and in the world 
 ever to renew, O Lord. 
 Rs. O Lord, grant your people ever to renew. 

Vs. Draw to the bosom of the Church 
all the peoples of the world, O Lord: 
 Rs. And in your mercy hear the Holy Father’s intentions 
for all the peoples of the world, O Lord.

Vs. Holy Mary, holy Mother of the Church, pray for her: 
 Rs. that she be worthy of the promises of Christ. 


 

Seasonal 
Antiphon 
to the 
Blessed Virgin 
Mary

 

(To the tune of the Roman Salve, below.) 

Mary, we greet thee, 
Mother and Queen all merciful:
our life, our sweetness, and our hope, 
we greet thee! 

To thee we exiles, 
children of Eve, lift our crying, 
to thee we send our sighs, 
as mourning and weeping 
 we pass through this valley of tears. 

Therefore we pray, 
be our gracious helper, 
look with pity, with eyes of loving tenderness, 
 upon us sinners. 

And at the end, 
when this earthly exile shall be over, 
show us 
the blessed fruit of your womb: 
Jesus. 

O loving! 
O gentle! 
O most sweet 
Virgin Mary! 



 Vs. Pray for us, o holy Mother of God: 
Rs. That we be made worthy of the promises of Christ. 

The concluding prayer is recited by a leader of prayers: 

Lord holy Father, 
 as your only begotton Son by his life, death, and resurrection 
 has obtained for us the rewards of eternal life:
grant us, we beseech thee, 
that by pondering in our hearts these mysteries that 
his blessed Mother keeps in hers, 
we may imitate what they contain 
and attain what they promise. 
Through the same Christ our Lord: 
Rs. Amen 

Vs. Glory be to the Father, 
and to the Son, 
and to the Holy Spirit: 
Rs. As it was in the beginning, is now, 
and ever shall be, 
world without end. 
 Amen 

 The leader invokes the final blessing: 

Vs. May the Lord our God bless us, 
defend us from all evil, 
and lead us to eternal life: 

They conclude, kissing the crucifix and making the sign of the cross with it: 

Rs. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, 
and of the Holy Spirit. 
 Amen.