Catholic Prayers

The Sign of the Cross

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

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 you. Blessed are you among women and blessed is the Fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory Be

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. 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, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell; 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; 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.

The Nicene Creed

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,
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.

Grace Before Meals

Bless us, O Lord and these Your gifts, which we are about to share, through Christ our Lord. Amen

Grace After Meals

We give You thanks for these and all your gifts Almighty God. You live and rule forever. Amen.

Mysteries of the Rosary

The Joyful Mysteries
The Annunciation
The Visitation
The Birth of Our Lord
The Presentation in the Temple
The Finding in the Temple

The Sorrowful Mysteries
TheAgony in the Garden
The Scourging at the Pillar
The Crowning of Thorns
The Carrying of the Cross
The Crucifixion

The Glorious Mysteries
The Resurrection
The Ascension
The Descent of the Holy Spirit
The Assumption
The Crowning of the Blessed Virgin

The Mysteries of Light
Jesus' baptism in the Jordan River by John the Baptist
Jesus' first miracle, which the gospel says he performed at the wedding in Cana changing water into wine.
Jesus proclaims the coming of the kingdom of God with his call to conversion
Jesus' transfiguration, when he changes into his divine self in front of his disciples
Jesus' institution of the Eucharist as a sacrament.


Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this I come to you, O Virgin of Virgins, my mother. To you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful, O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions but in your mercy, hear and answer me. Amen

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Your Love. Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created and You shall renew the face of the earth. O God, who instructs the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant us by the same Holy Spirit a love and relish of what is right and just, and a constant enjoyment of His comfort through Christ our Lord. Amen

Act of Contrition

O my God, I am sorry for my sins. In choosing to sin, and failing to do good, I have sinnned against You and Your Church. I firmly intend with the help of Your Son to make up for my sins, and to live as I should.