The Cycle of the Rosary

How to say the Rosary

The Joyful Mysteries are usually said on Mondays.
The Sorrowful Mysteries are usually said on Tuesdays and Fridays.
The Glorious Mysteries are usually said on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The Luminous Mysteries are usually said on Thursdays.

The Mystery for Sunday

Varies with the seasons of the liturgical year. The Joyful Mysteries are on Sundays during the seasons of Advent, Christmas, and the first period of Ordinary time.

Ash Wednesday marks the end of the first period of Ordinary time and the beginning of the season of Lent. During the season of Lent, the Sorrowful Mysteries are said on Sundays.

The Easter season, which starts Easter Sunday, is the next season of the liturgical year. During the Easter season, and the second period of Ordinary time, which starts on
Pentecost Sunday, the Glorious Mysteries are said on Sundays.

The second period of Ordinary time ends with the first Sunday of Advent, when the Joyful Mysteries are said again.



Home

updated 12 Aug 2005