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TUESDAY OF THE JOYFUL

 The Work of the Lord


Let us ponder in our hearts the mystery of the Lord’s work
kept in the heart of Mary, Mother of our Savior.



First, The Blind See 


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 As Jesus went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great multitude, * Bartimaeus the blind man sat by the wayside begging. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 2 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and to say: * Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 3 And many rebuked him, to hold his peace; * but he cried a great deal the more: Son of David, have mercy on me. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 4 And Jesus, standing still, * commanded him to be called. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 5 And they call the blind man, saying to him: Be comforted. Arise, he calls you. * Casting off his garment, he lept up and came to him. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 6 . And Jesus said to him: * What do you will that I do for you? Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 7 And the blind man said to him: * Teacher, that I may see. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 8 And Jesus says to him: Go on your way; * your faith has made you whole. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 9 And immediately he saw, * and he followed him in the way, glorifying God. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 10 I am the light of the world. * He that follows me walks not in darkness, but shall have the light of life. 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:
Blessed the womb that bore you
and the breast that nursed you! *
And more blessed yet that she believed
the word of the Lord to her would be fulfilled.


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

Vs. Blessed are they who hear the word of God and keep it.
Rs. And more blessed yet that she believed
the word of the Lord to her would be fulfilled.


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

Vs. Blessed the womb that bore you
and the breast that nursed you!
*
Rs. And more blessed yet that she believed
the word of the Lord to her would be fulfilled. 



Second, The Lame Walk


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 As he sat teaching, behold men brought in a bed a man who had the palsy, * and because of the multitude, they sought means to lay him before Jesus. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 2 They went up upon the roof and let him down through the tiles with his bed, * into the midst before Jesus. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 3 When he saw their faith, he said: * Man, your sins are forgiven you. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 4 And the scribes and Pharisees began to think: Who is this who speaks blasphemies? * Who can forgive sins, but God alone? Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 5 And when Jesus knew their thoughts, answering, he said to them: * Why think evil in your hearts? Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 6 Which is easier to say, Your sins are forgiven you, * or to say, Arise and walk? Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 7 But that you may know that the Son of Man has the power on earth to forgive sins, he says to the man: * I say to you: Arise, take up your bed, and go into your house. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 8 And immediately rising up before them, he took up the bed on which he lay, * and he went away to his own house, glorifying God. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 9 All were astonished, and they were filled with awe, saying * We have seen wonderful things today. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 10 And they glorified God, * who gave such power to men. 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:
Blessed the womb that bore you
and the breast that nursed you! *
And more blessed yet that she believed
the word of the Lord to her would be fulfilled.

Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
Vs. Blessed are they who hear the word of God and keep it.
Rs. And more blessed yet that she believed
the word of the Lord to her would be fulfilled.

Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
Vs. Blessed the womb that bore you
and the breast that nursed you! *
Rs. And more blessed yet that she believed
the word of the Lord to her would be fulfilled. 


Third, Lepers Are Cleansed


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, a man full of leprosy, * who, seeing Jesus and falling on his face, beseeched him. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 2 Lord, if you will to, * you can make me clean. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 3 And stretching forth his hand, he touched him, saying: * I do will to: be cleansed. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 4 And immediately the leprosy departed from him. * And Jesus charged him, that he should tell no one. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 5 Go, show yourself to the priest, * and offer the offering for your cleansing that Moses commanded, for a testimony to them. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 6 But fame of him went abroad the more, and great multitudes came together to hear, * and to be healed by him of their infirmities. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 7 And having called his twelve disciples together, he gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, * and to heal all manner of diseases and infirmities. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 8 These twelve Jesus sent, commanding them: * Go and preach, saying The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 9 Heal the sick, raise the dead; * cleanse the lepers, cast out devils. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 10 And if any not hear your words, going forth out of that city, shake off the dust from your feet. * For if in Sodom had been worked the miracles that have been worked, it would have remained to this day. 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:
Blessed the womb that bore you
and the breast that nursed you! *
And more blessed yet that she believed
the word of the Lord to her would be fulfilled.

Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
Vs. Blessed are they who hear the word of God and keep it.
Rs. And more blessed yet that she believed
the word of the Lord to her would be fulfilled.

Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
Vs. Blessed the womb that bore you
and the breast that nursed you! *
Rs. And more blessed yet that she believed
the word of the Lord to her would be fulfilled. 



Fourth, The Deaf Hear


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 Master, I beseech you, look upon my son, my only one, for a mute spirit seizes him and throws and tears him. * I begged your disciples to cast him out, and they could not. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 2 And Jesus, answering, said: O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you and suffer you? * Bring him to me. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 3 And once it saw, immediately the spirit troubled him; * and thrown down on the ground, he rolled about foaming. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 4 And he asked his father: How long has this happened to him? * From his infancy, he said, but if you can do anything, having compassion on us, help us. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 5 And Jesus says to him: If you can believe, * all things are possible for one who believes. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 6 And immediately the father of the boy crying out says with tears: I do believe! * Lord. Help my unbelief. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 7 And Jesus threatened the unclean spirit, saying to it: * Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, go out of him, and enter not anymore into him. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 8 And crying out and greatly tearing him, it went out of him. * And he became as dead, so that many said, He is dead. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 9 But Jesus, taking him by the hand, lifted him up. * And he arose. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 10 And when the disciples asked Jesus Why could not we cast it out? he says: * Amen I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, nothing shall be impossible for you. 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:
Blessed the womb that bore you
and the breast that nursed you! *
And more blessed yet that she believed
the word of the Lord to her would be fulfilled.

Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
Vs. Blessed are they who hear the word of God and keep it.
Rs. And more blessed yet that she believed
the word of the Lord to her would be fulfilled.

Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
Vs. Blessed the womb that bore you
and the breast that nursed you! *
Rs. And more blessed yet that she believed
the word of the Lord to her would be fulfilled. 



Fifth, The Dead Rise Again

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 a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother. * She was a widow, and a great multitude of the city was with her. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 2 When the Lord saw her, being moved with mercy towards her, he said to her: * Weep not. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 3 And he came near and touched the bier, and those that carried it stood still. * And he said: Young man, I say to you, arise. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 4 And he that was dead sat up and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother. * There came an awe over them all, and they glorified God, saying A great prophet is risen among us! Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 5 And there comes one of the rulers of the synagogue and falls down at his feet, and beseeched him: * My daughter is at the point of death; come, lay your hand upon her, that she may be safe and live. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 6 While he was yet speaking, some come from the  house, saying You daughter is dead. * But Jesus says to the ruler: Fear not, but believe. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 7 And he permitted none to follow him but Peter, James, and John. * They come to the house, and he sees a tumult, and people weeping and wailing much. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 8 Going in, he says to them: Why make this commotion and weep? The girl is not dead, but sleeps. * And they laughed him to scorn. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 9 But putting them all out, he takes the father and mother of the girl and enters in where the girl was lying. * And taking the girl by the hand, he says to her: Girl, I say to you, arise. Hail Mary, hail Full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Rs. Blessed art thou …

Vs. 10 And immediately the girl rose up and walked, and they were astonished with a great astonishment. * And he charged them strictly that no one should know it. 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:
Blessed the womb that bore you
and the breast that nursed you! *
And more blessed yet that she believed
the word of the Lord to her would be fulfilled.

Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
Vs. Blessed are they who hear the word of God and keep it.
Rs. And more blessed yet that she believed
the word of the Lord to her would be fulfilled.

Rs. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
Vs. Blessed the womb that bore you
and the breast that nursed you! *
Rs. And more blessed yet that she believed
the word of the Lord to her would be fulfilled. 


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 thy 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.