St. Elizabeth Catholic University Parish

The Scriptural Joyful Mysteries

Prayed on Mondays, Saturdays, Sundays of Advent, and Sundays from Epiphany until Lent.

First Joyful Mystery - The Annunciation of the Angel to Mary
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel came in unto her, and said: "Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women". And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.And the angel said unto her:" Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest"... And Mary said:" Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word". And the angel departed from her. (Luk 1,26-38)

Our Father

1. The angel Gabriel was sent by God to a virgin;/ and the virgin's name was Mary.
Luke 1:26-27
Hail Mary ...

2. 'Rejoice, so highly favored!/ The Lord is with you.'
Luke 1:28
Hail Mary ...

3. She was deeply disturbed by these words/ and asked herself what this greeting could mean.
Luke 1:29
Hail Mary ...

4. But the angel said to her, 'Mary, do not be afraid;/ you have won God's favor.'
Luke 1:30
Hail Mary ...

5. 'Listen! You are to conceive and bear a son,/ and you must name him Jesus.'
Luke 1:31
Hail Mary ...

6. 'He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High;/ and his reign will have no end.'
Luke 1:32,33
Hail Mary ...

7. Mary said to the angel, 'But how can this come about,/ since I am a virgin?'
Luke 1:34
Hail Mary ...

8. 'The Holy Spirit will come upon you/ and the power of the Most High will cover you with its shadow.'
Luke 1:35
Hail Mary ...

9. 'And so the child will be holy/ and will be called Son of God.'
Luke 1:35
Hail Mary ...

10. 'I am the handmaid of the Lord,' said Mary/ 'let what you have said be done to me.'
Luke 1:38
Hail Mary ...


Glory Be
Fatima Prayer

Second Joyful Mystery - The visitation of Mary to Saint Elizabeth
Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda. And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost and she spake out with a loud voice, and said: "Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb". ... And Mary said: "My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name"...(Luk 1,39-49)

Our Father

1. Mary set out at that time and went to the hill country./ And she went into Zechariah's house and greeted Elizabeth.
Luke 1:39-40
Hail Mary ...

2. Now as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the child leaped in her womb/ and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
Luke 1:41
Hail Mary ...

3. She gave a loud cry and said, 'Of all women you are the most blessed,/ and blessed is the fruit of your womb.'
Luke 1:42
Hail Mary ...

4. 'Yes, blessed is she who believed/ that the promise made her by the Lord would be fulfilled.'
Luke 1:45
Hail Mary ...

5. And Mary said: 'My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord and my spirit exults in God my savior;/ because he has looked upon his lowly handmaid.'
Luke 1:46-48
Hail Mary ...

6. 'Yes, from this day forward all generations will call me blessed,/ for the Almighty has done great things for me.'
Luke 1:48-49
Hail Mary ...

7. 'Holy is his name,/ and his mercy reaches from age to age for those who fear him.'
Luke 1:49
Hail Mary ...

8. 'He has shown the power of his arm,/ he has routed the proud of heart.'
Luke 1:51
Hail Mary ...

9. 'He has pulled down princes from their thrones/ and exalted the lowly.'
Luke 1:52
Hail Mary ...

10. 'The hungry he has filled with good things,/ the rich sent empty away.'
Luke 1:53
Hail Mary ...


Glory Be
Fatima Prayer

 

Third Joyful Mystery -The nativity of Jesus in Bethlehem
And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them: "Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger". (Luk 2,6-12)

Our Father

1. Now while Mary and Joseph were in Bethlehem/ the time came for her to have her child.
Luke 2:6
Hail Mary ...

2. And she gave birth to a son, her firstborn,/ and she wrapped him in swaddling clothes.
Luke 2:7
Hail Mary ...

3. And she laid him in a manger/ because there was no room for then at the inn.
Luke 2:7
Hail Mary ...

4. In the countryside close by there were shepherds/ and the angel of the Lord appeared to them.
Luke 2:8-9
Hail Mary ...

5. 'Do not be afraid. Listen, I bring you news of great joy,/ a joy to be shared by the whole people.'
Luke 2:10
Hail Mary ...

6. 'Today in the town of David a savior has been born to you;/ he is Christ the Lord.'
Luke 2:11
Hail Mary ...

7. 'Glory to God in the highest heaven,/ and peace to men who enjoy his favor.'
Luke 2:14
Hail Mary ...

8. And some wise men came from the east,/ and going in they saw the child with his mother Mary.
Matthew 2:1,11
Hail Mary ...

9. And falling to their knees they did him homage./ Then they offered him gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh.
Matthew 2:11
Hail Mary ...

10. And Mary kept in mind all these things/ and pondered them in her heart.
Luke 2:19
Hail Mary ...


Glory Be
Fatima Prayer

 

Fourth Joyful Mystery - The presentation of Jesus to the Temple
And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord; And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons. And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. ...When the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said: "Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: For mine eyes have seen thy salvation... A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel." And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him. And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother: "Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against; (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed."(Luk 2,22-35)

Our Father

1. Observing the Law of Moses, they took Jesus up to Jerusalem/ to present him to the Lord.
Luke 2:22
Hail Mary ...

2. Now in Jerusalem there was a man named Simeon./ He was an upright and devout man.
Luke 2:25
Hail Mary ...

3. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death/ until he had set eyes on the Christ of the Lord.
Luke 2:26
Hail Mary ...

4. And when the parents brought in the child Jesus, he took him into his arms/ and blessed God.
Luke 2:27-28
Hail Mary ...

5. 'Now, Master, you can let your servant go in peace,/ just as you promised.'
Luke 2:29
Hail Mary ...

6. 'Because my eyes have seen the salvation/ which you have prepared for all the nations to see.'
Luke 2:30-31
Hail Mary ...

7. 'A light to enlighten the pagans/ and the glory of your people Israel.'
Luke 2:32
Hail Mary ...

8. And he said to Mary his mother, 'You see this child: he is destined for the fall and for the rising of many in Israel,/ destined to be a sign that is rejected.'
Luke 2:34
Hail Mary ...

9. 'And a sword will pierce your own soul too-/ so that the secret thoughts of many may be laid bare.'
Luke 2:35
Hail Mary ...

10. And they went back to Nazareth, and the child grew to maturity, and he was filled with wisdom;/ and God's favor was with him.
Luke 2:39-40
Hail Mary ...


Glory Be
Fatima Prayer

 

Fifth Joyful Mystery - The finding of Jesus in the Temple
Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it. But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance. And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him: "Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing". And he said unto them: "How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?" And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them. And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart. (Luk 2,41-51)

Our Father

1. When Jesus was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem/ for the feast of the Passover.
Luke 2:41-42
Hail Mary ...

2. When they were on their way home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem/ without his parents knowing it.
Luke 2:45-46
Hail Mary ...

3. They went back to Jerusalem looking for him everywhere./ Three days later, they found him in the Temple.
Luke 2:45-46
Hail Mary ...

4. He was sitting among the doctors,/ listening to them, and asking them questions.
Luke 2:46
Hail Mary ...

5. And all those who heard him were astounded/ at his intelligence and his replies.
Luke 2:47
Hail Mary ...

6. 'My child, why have you done this to us?/ See how worried your father and I have been, looking for you.'
Luke 2:48
Hail Mary ...

7. 'Why were you looking for me?/ Did you not know that I must be busy with my Father's affairs?'
Luke 2:49
Hail Mary ...

8. But they did not understand/ what he meant.
Luke 2:50
Hail Mary ...

9. He then went down with them and came to Nazareth/ and lived under their authority.
Luke 2:51
Hail Mary ...

10. And Jesus increased in wisdom, in stature, and in favor/ with God and men.
Luke 2:52
Hail Mary ...


Glory Be
Fatima Prayer