The Joyful Mysteries

The Joyful Mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary

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The Joyful Mysteries walk us through the early life of Jesus holding the hand of Mary, Our Blessed Mother. These are joys Jesus Shared with His Mother Mary, From the Angelic Salutation through to Jesus' being found in the Temple! They remind us to be glad! 

Jesus is Presented in the Temple to the elders

The Presentation 

Luke 2:22-23

Here Mary and Joseph take Jesus to be presented to God in the temple, as was Jewish Custom - Joseph carries Jesus and shows us a loving father, they are fulfilling the law, Mary is given the rite of purification and Joseph gives the offering. Jesus is handed to God reminding us of the call to holiness!

Spiritual fruit: Obedience

Jesus is Found in the Temple

The Finding in the Temple

Luke 2:46

Imagine losing something really precious to you and finding it again! how happy you would be! Joseph and Mary were very worried when Jesus went missing and they looked really hard for him then found him! They were so happy they were filled with joy! 

The elders in the temple listened to Jesus when he was only 12! And he returned to work with His earthly father Joseph! 

Spiritual fruit: Joy


Scriptural Joyful Mysteries

The Annunciation

 First Joyful Mystery:The Annunciation 

 The angel Gabriel says to Mary that she is going to be the mother of Jesus, Son of God.

 Our Father 

 God sent the angel Gabriel to a town in Galilee named Nazareth (Luke 1:26) 

 Hail Mary 

 He had a message for a young woman promised in marriage to a man named Joseph, who was a descendant of King David. Her name was Mary. (Luke 1:27) 

 Hail Mary

 The angel came to her and said, "Peace be with you! The Lord is with you and has greatly blessed you!" (Luke 1:28) 

 Hail Mary 

 Mary was deeply troubled by the angel's message, and she wondered what his words meant. (Luke 1:29) 

 Hail Mary 

 The angel said to her, "Don't be afraid, Mary; God has been gracious to you. You will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus." (Luke 1:30-31)

 Hail Mary 

 Mary said to the angel, "I am a virgin. How, then, can this be?" (Luke 1:34) 

 Hail Mary 

 The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come on you, and God's power will rest upon you. For this reason the holy child will be called the Son of God.'" (Luke 1:35)

 Hail Mary

 "Remember your relative Elizabeth. It is said that she cannot have children, but she herself is now six months pregnant, even though she is very old." (Luke1:36)

 Hail Mary 

 "For there is nothing that God cannot do." (Luke 1:37) 

Hail Mary

 Hail Mary "I am the Lord's servant," said Mary; "may it happen to me as you have said." And the angel left her. (Luke 1:36)  

Hail Mary 

 Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen

 The Second Joyful Mystery The Visitation Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth

 to tell her how happy she is that she is going to have a baby.

 Our Father

 Soon afterwards Mary got ready and hurried off to a town in the hill country of Judea. (Luke 1:39) 

 Hail Mary 

 She went into Zechariah's house and greeted Elizabeth. (Luke 1:40)

 Hail Mary When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby moved within her. (Luke 1:41)

 Hail Mary 

 Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and said in a loud voice, "You are the most blessed of all women..." (Luke 1:42)

 Hail Mary

 "...and blessed is the child you will bear!" (Luke 1:42) 

 Hail Mary 

 "Why should this great thing happen to me, that my Lord's mother comes to visit me?" (Luke 1:43) 

 Hail Mary 

 "For as soon as I heard your greeting, the baby within me jumped with gladness." (Luke 1:44) 

 Hail Mary 

 "How happy you are to believe that the Lord's message to you will come true!" (Luke 1:45) 

 Hail Mary

 Mary said, "My heart praises the Lord; my soul is glad because of God my Saviour..." (Luke 1:46-47)

 Hail Mary 

 "...for he has remembered me, his lowly servant! From now on all people will call me happy." (Luke 1:48)

 Hail Mary

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. Amen.

The Third Joyful Mystery The Nativity

 Jesus is born in Bethlehem.

 Our Father

 Joseph went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to the town of Bethlehem in Judea, the birthplace of Kind David. Joseph went there because he was a descendant of David. He went to register with Mary, who was promised in marriage to him. (Luke 2:4)

 Hail Mary 

 She was pregnant, and while they were in Bethlehem, the time came for her to have her baby. (Luke 2:6) 

 Hail Mary 

 She gave birth to her first son, wrapped in cloths and laid him in a manger -- there was no room for them to stay in the inn. (Luke 2:7)  

Hail Mary 

 There were some shepherds in that part of the country who were spending the night in the fields, taking care of their flocks. (Luke 2:8) 

 Hail Mary An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone over them. They were terribly afraid. (Luke2:9) 

 Hail Mary 

 But the angel said to them, "Don't be afraid! I am here with good news for you, which will bring great joy to all the people. This very day in David's town your Savior was born -- Christ the Lord." (Luke 2:10-12) 

 Hail Mary 

 Suddenly a great army of heaven's angels appeared with the angel, singing praises to God: "Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom he is pleased!" (Luke 2:13-14) 

 Hail Mary

 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph and saw the baby lying in the manger. (Luke 2:16)

 Hail Mary 

 When the shepherds saw him, they told them what the angel had said about the child. All who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said. (Luke 2:17-18)

 Hail Mary

 Mary remembered all these things and thought deeply about them. (Luke 2:19) 

 Hail Mary 

 Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen 


The Fourth Joyful Mystery The Presentation 

 The presentation of Jesus in the temple.

 Our Father

 A week later, when the time came for the baby to be circumcised, he was named Jesus, the name which the angel had given him before he was conceived. (Luke 2:21) 

 Hail Mary

 The time came for Joseph and Mary to perform the ceremony of purification, as the Law of Moses commanded. So they took the child to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord. (Luke 2:22) 

 Hail Mary 

 At that time there was a man named Simeon living in Jerusalem. He was a good, God-fearing man and was waiting for Israel to be save. The Holy Spirit was with him. (Luke 2:25-26) 

 Hail Mary 

 Led by the Spirit, Simeon went into the Temple. When the parents brought the child Jesus into the Temple to do what the Law required, Simeon took the child in his arms and gave thanks to God. (Luke 2:27-28)

 Hail Mary

 "Now, Lord, you have kept your promise, and you may let your servant go in peace." (Luke 2:29)

 Hail Mary 

 "With my own eyes I have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples." (Luke 2:31) 

 Hail Mary 

 "A light to reveal your will to the Gentiles and bring glory to your people Israel." (Luke 2:32) 

 Hail Mary 

 The child's father and mother were amazed at the things Simeon said about him. (Luke 2:32)

 Hail Mary 

 Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother, "This child is chosen by God for the destruction and salvation of many in Israel. He will be a sign from God which many will speak against and so reveal their secret thoughts. And sorrow, like a sharp sword, will break your own heart." (Luke 2:34-35) 

 Hail Mary 

 When Joseph and Mary had finished all that was required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to their hometown of Nazareth in Galilee. The child grew and became strong; he was full of wisdom, and God's blessing was upon him. (Luke 2:39-40) 

 Hail Mary 

 Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. 


The Fifth Joyful Mystery The Finding of Jesus in the Temple

 Jesus is found in the temple, where he is teaching. 

Our Father

 Every year the parents of Jesus went to Jerusalem for the Passover festival. When Jesus was twelve years old, they went to the festival as usual. (Luke 2:41) 

 Hail Mary 

 When the festival was over, they started back home, but the boy Jesus stayed in Jerusalem. (Luke 2:43)

 Hail Mary

 His parents did not know this; they thought he was with the group, so they traveled a whole day and then started looking for him among their relatives and friends. (Luke 2:44)

 Hail Mary 

 They did not find him, so they went back to Jerusalem looking for him. (Luke 2:45) 

 Hail Mary 

 On the third day they found him in the Temple, sitting with the Jewish teachers, listening to them and asking questions. (Luke 2:46)

 Hail Mary 

 All who heard him were amazed at his intelligent answers. (Luke 1:47) 

 Hail Mary

 His parents were astonished when they saw him and his mother said to him, "Son, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been terribly worried trying to find you?" (Luke 2:48)

 Hail Mary 

 He answered them, "Why did you have to look for me? Didn't you know that I had to be in my Father's house?" (Luke 2:49)

 Hail Mary But they did not understand his answer. (Luke 2:50) 

 Hail Mary 

 So Jesus went back with them to Nazareth, where he was obedient to them. His mother treasured all these things in her heart. Jesus grew both in body and in wisdom, gaining favor with God and people. (Luke 2:51-52) 

 Hail Mary

 Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen