Rosary for the Dead


Prayers Before the Rosary



Sign of the Cross


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


The Divine Praises


Blessed be God.
Blessed be His holy Name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true Man.
Blessed be the Name of Jesus.
Blessed be His most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be His most Precious Blood.
Blessed be Jesus in the most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Consoler.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.
Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be her glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints.


Heart of Jesus


May the heart of Jesus, in the Most Blessed Sacrament,
be praised, adored, and loved
with grateful affection, at every moment,
in all the tabernacles of the world,
even to the end of time.
Amen.


Novena Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus


O most holy Heart of Jesus,
fountain of every blessing,
I adore You,
I love You
and with a lively sorrow for my sins,
I offer You this poor heart of mine.
Make me humble, patient,
pure and wholly obedient to Your will.
Grant, good Jesus,
that I may live in You and for You.
Protect me in the midst of danger;
comfort me in my afflictions;
give me health of body,
assistance in my temporal needs,
Your blessing on all that I do,
and the grace of a holy death.
Within Your Heart I place my every care.
In every need let me come to You
with humble trust saying,
‘Heart of Jesus help me.’


Invocations to the Sacred Heart of Jesus


Merciful Jesus,
I consecrate myself today
and always to Your Most Sacred Heart.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,
I implore that I may ever love You more and more.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,
I trust in You.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,
have mercy on us!

Sacred Heart of Jesus,
I believe in Your love for me.

Jesus, meek and humble of heart,
make my heart like Yours.

Sacred Heart of Jesus,
Your Kingdom Come.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,
convert sinners,
save the dying,
and deliver the Holy Souls in Purgatory.


Prayer for Daily Neglects


Eternal Father,
I offer You the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
with all its love, all its sufferings and all its merits.

To expiate all the sins I have committed this day and throughout my life.
Glory be…

To purify the good I have done poorly this day and throughout my life.
Glory be…

To supply for the good I ought to have done, and that I have neglected this day and throughout my life.
Glory be…


Prayer to the Holy Spirit


V. Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful.
R. And kindle in them the fire of your love.

V. Send forth your spirit, and they shall be created.
R. And you shall renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray:

O God, who did instruct the hearts of the faithful
by the light of the Holy Spirit,
grant that by the gift of the same Spirit
we may be truly wise
and ever rejoice in His consolation,
through Jesus Christ Our Lord.
Amen.


Prayer for the Protection of the Family


O God of goodness and mercy,
to Your fatherly guidance we commend our family,
our household and all our belongings.
We commit all to Your love and keeping;
Fill this house with Your blessings
even as You filled the holy House of Nazareth with Your presence.  

Keep far from us, above all else,
the blemish of sin,
and may You alone reign in our midst by Your law,
by Your most holy love
and by the exercise of every Christian virtue.
Let all of us obey You, love You and set ourselves
to follow in our own life Your example,
that of Mary, Your Mother
and our Mother most loving,
and that of Your blameless guardian, Saint Joseph.  

Protect us and our house from all evils and misfortunes,
but grant that we may be ever resigned to Your divine will
even in the sorrows which it shall please You to send us.
Finally give unto all of us the grace to live in perfect harmony
and in the fullness of love toward our neighbor.
Grant that every one of us may deserve by a holy life
the comfort of Your holy Sacraments at the hour of death.
O Jesus, bless us and protect us.  

O Mary, Mother of grace and of mercy,
defend us against the wicked spirit,
reconcile us with Your Son,
commit us to His keeping,
that so we may be made worthy of His promises.  

Saint Joseph, foster-father of our Savior,
guardian of His holy Mother,
head of the Holy Family,
intercede for us,
bless us and defend our home at all times.  

Saint Michael,
defend us against all the evil cunning of hell.  

Saint Gabriel,
make us understand the holy will of God.  

Saint Raphael,
preserve us from all sickness and from every danger to our lives.  

Our holy Guardian Angels,
keep our feet safely on the path of salvation both day and night.  

Our holy Patrons,
pray for us before the throne of God.  

Yea, bless this house,
O God the Father,
who has created us;
O God the Son,
who has suffered for us upon the holy Cross,
and You, O Holy Spirit,
who has sanctified us in holy Baptism.
May the one God in three Divine Persons
preserve our bodies,
purify our minds,
direct our hearts
and bring us all to everlasting life.  

Glory be to the Father,
glory be to the Son,
glory be to the Holy Spirit!

  Amen.


Prayer of St. Gertrude for the Souls in Purgatory


Eternal Father, I offer You
the most Precious Blood of Your Divine Son, Jesus,
in union with the Masses said throughout the world today,
for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory,
for all sinners everywhere,
for sinners in the universal Church,
those in my own home
and within my family.
Amen.


Novena to Our Lady of Fatima


Queen of the Holy Rosary,
you have deigned to come to Fatima
to reveal to the three shepherd children
the treasures of grace hidden in the Rosary.
Inspire my heart with a sincere love of this devotion,
in order that by meditating on the Mysteries
of our Redemption which are recalled in it,
I may be enriched with its fruits
and obtain peace for the world,
the conversion of sinners and of Russia,
and the favour which I ask of you in this Rosary.


(Here mention your request.)


I ask it for the greater glory of God,
for your own honour,
and for the good of souls,
especially for my own.
Amen.





Rosary for the Faithful Departed



Sign of the Cross


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

Opening Prayers


V. Out of the depths have I cried unto Thee, O Lord;
R. Lord, hear my voice.
V. Let thine ears be attentive
R. to the voice of my supplication.
V. If thou, O Lord, shalt observe our iniquities ,
R. O Lord, who shall endure it?
V. For with thee there is merciful forgiveness;
R. and by reason of Thy law, I have waited for Thee, O Lord.
V. My soul hath relied on His word:
R. my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
V. From the morning watch even until night,
R. let Israel hope in the Lord.
V. Because with the Lord there is mercy,
R. and with Him plentiful redemption.
V. And he shall redeem Israel
R. from all his iniquities.

Apostle's Creed

Lord's Prayer

Act of Faith:
O my God, I firmly believe
that you are one God in three divine Persons,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
I believe that your divine Son became man
and died for our sins
and that he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe these and all the truths
which the Holy Catholic Church teaches
because you have revealed them
who are eternal truth and wisdom,
who can neither deceive nor be deceived.
In this faith I intend to live and die.
Amen.

Hail Mary

Act of Hope:
O Lord God, I hope by your grace
for the pardon of all my sins
and after life here to gain eternal happiness
because you have promised it
who are infinitely powerful, faithful,
kind, and merciful.
In this hope I intend to live and die.
Amen.

Hail Mary

Act of Love:
O Lord God, I love you above all things
and I love my neighbor for your sake
because you are the highest, infinite and perfect good,
worthy of all my love.
In this love I intend to live and die.
Amen. 

Hail Mary

Glory Be

The First Sorrowful Mystery: The Agony in the Garden


Lord Jesus Christ,
through Your bloody sweat of fear
that You shed on the Mount of Olives,
we ask You to have mercy
on the Holy Souls in Purgatory.
Bring to completion their purification
and console them with the Cup of heavenly comfort.

Lord's Prayer

For the soul/s of … Hail Mary

  1. Gemme Ambubuyog
  2. Rudolfo Rodriguez
  3. Fiel Cervantes
  4. Juana Rodriguez
  5. Fernando Rodriguez
  6. Adoracion Ambubuyog
  7. Eustacio Ambubuyog
  8. Francis Cervantes
  9. My other deceased cousins
  10. All the holy souls in Purgatory


Glory Be
Fatima Prayer
Miraculous Medal Prayer
Eternal Rest Prayer

The Second Sorrowful Mystery: The Scourging at the Pillar


Lord Jesus Christ,
through Your painful Scourging
which You tolerated so patiently
for us sinners,
we ask You to have mercy
on the Holy Souls in Purgatory!
Bring them to live for ever with Christ
and give them eternal relief.

Lord's Prayer

For the soul/s of … Hail Mary

  1. Filomeno Parcon
  2. Urias Ambubuyog
  3. Ramiro Ambubuyog
  4. Heida Barroga
  5. Roberto Cervantes
  6. Wilbur Ventura
  7. My other aunts and uncles
  8. Mauro Dioso
  9. My other godparents
  10. All the holy souls in Purgatory


Glory Be
Fatima Prayer
Miraculous Medal Prayer
Eternal Rest Prayer

The Third Sorrowful Mystery: The Crowning with Thorns


Lord Jesus Christ,
through Your painful Crowning
which You suffered so patiently
for us sinners,
we ask You to have mercy
on the Holy Souls in Purgatory
and give them the crown
of eternal delight.

Lord's Prayer

For the soul/s of … Hail Mary.

  1. Dorotea and Alejan Rasalan
  2. Crecencia and Jaime Cervantes
  3. Petra and Florencio Ventura
  4. Gregorio Ballesteros
  5. Lauro and Nora Ballesteros
  6. Eligio Rios
  7. Eutropia, Ricel, Zoilo, Fabian, Tomas, and Catalino Rodriguez
  8. Francisco Ambubuyog and Teofila Lomugdang
  9. Beatris, Alexander, Melagros, Marina, and Leticia Fonte
  10. All the holy souls in Purgatory


Glory Be
Fatima Prayer
Miraculous Medal Prayer
Eternal Rest Prayer

The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery: The Carrying of the Cross


Lord Jesus Christ,
through Your painful Carrying of the Cross,
which You suffered so patiently
for us sinners,
we ask You to have mercy
on the Holy Souls in Purgatory!
Bring them to the everlasting peace of perfect life
with the Most Holy Trinity
and lead them into eternal joy.

Lord's Prayer

For the soul/s of … Hail Mary

  1. Tomasa Ballesteros and the rest of the Molina clan
  2. Melecio Ballesteros and the rest of the Ballesteros clan
  3. Magna Rodriguez and the rest of the Garcia clan
  4. Blas Rodriguez and the rest of the Rodriguez clan
  5. Eulogia Fonte and the rest of the Fabiala clan
  6. Damiano Fonte and the rest of the Fonte clan
  7. Maria Ambubuyog and the rest of the Dionela clan
  8. Zacarias Ambubuyog and the rest of the Ambubuyog clan
  9. My other grandparents and great grandparents
  10. All the holy souls in Purgatory


Glory Be
Fatima Prayer
Miraculous Medal Prayer
Eternal Rest Prayer

The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery: The Crucifixion and Death of our Lord Jesus Christ


Lord Jesus Christ,
through Your painful Crucifixion,
which You suffered so patiently
for us sinners,
we ask You to have mercy
on the Holy Souls in Purgatory!
Turn Your Holy Face towards them
and let them be in Paradise with You today.

Lord's Prayer

For the soul/s of … Hail Mary

  1. Delia Camu
  2. Delfin Garcia
  3. Raymundo Punongbayan
  4. Rolo Incarnacion, Rolando Valinzuela, and Angie Domingo
  5. Edward Naughton, Fr. Lukas Huvang Ajat, Rosemary Hizon, Mr. and Mrs. Villaluz,
  6. Cynthia Reyes
  7. Siu Que Gan
  8. Martin Afable
  9. Our other friends and neighbors.
  10. All the holy souls in Purgatory


Glory Be
Fatima Prayer
Miraculous Medal Prayer
Eternal Rest Prayer

Final Acclamation


Lord Jesus Christ,
through Your five Holy Wounds
and through all of Your Sacred Blood that You shed,
we ask You to have mercy
on the Holy Souls in Purgatory,
and in particular on my father, grandparents, relatives,
friends, spiritual guides and benefactors.
Complete the healing of their purification
and let them enjoy and participate fully
in Your Salvation.
Amen.

Hail, Holy Queen (Salve Regina):


Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of mercy,
Our life, our sweetness, and our hope!
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve.
To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us.
And after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O Clement, O Loving, O Sweet Virgin Mary.

V. Pray for us, o Holy Mother of God,
R. that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
V. Make me worthy to praise you, O holy Virgin.
R. Give me strength against your enemies.
V. Blessed be God in His Saints.
R. Amen.


Let us pray:


O God, whose only begotten Son,
by His life, death and resurrection
has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life.
Grant, we beseech Thee, that while meditating on these Mysteries
of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
we may imitate what they contain
and obtain what they promise,
through the same Christ, our Lord.
Amen.

V. May the divine assistance remain always with us.
R. Amen.
V. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
R. Amen.
V. And may Almighty God bless us: the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
R. AMEN.


Sign of the Cross:


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





Prayers After the Rosary



Litany for the Faithful Departed


V. Lord, have mercy on us.
R. Lord, Have mercy on us.
V. Christ, have mercy on us.
R. Christ, Have mercy on us.
V. Lord, have mercy on us.
R. Lord, Have mercy on us.
V. Christ, hear us.
R. Christ, graciously hear us.

* For the next verses, the response should be:
“Have mercy on the soul/s of [name of the deceased] / the faithful departed.” or “Have mercy on his/her/their soul/s.”



V. God the Father of Heaven,
V. God the Son, Redeemer of the World,
V. God the Holy Spirit,
V. Holy Trinity, One God,


* For the next verses, the response should be:
“Pray for the soul/s of [name of the deceased] / the faithful departed.” or “Pray for him/her/them.”



V. Holy Mary,
V. Holy Mother of God,
V. Holy Virgin of Virgins,


V. St. Michael,
V. St. Gabriel,
V. St. Raphael,
V. All you Holy Angels & Archangels,
V. All you orders of blessed spirits,


V. St. John the Baptist,
V. St. Joseph,
V. All you holy Patriarchs and Prophets,


V. St. Peter,
V. St. Paul,
V. St. Andrew,
V. St. James (son of Zebedee),
V. St. John,
V. St. Thomas,
V. St. James (son of Alphaeus),
V. St. Philip,
V. St. Bartholomew,
V. St. Matthew,
V. St. Simon,
V. St. Jude,
V. St. Matthias,
V. St. Barnabas,
V. St. Luke,
V. St. Mark,
V. All you holy Apostles & Evangelists,
V. All you holy Disciples of the Lord,
V. All you holy Innocents,


V. St. Stephen,
V. St. Lawrence,
V. St. Vincent,
V. All you holy martyrs,


V. St. Gregory,
V. St. Ambrose,
V. St. Augustine,
V. St. Jerome,
V. All you holy bishops and confessors,
V. All ye holy doctors,,


V. St. Anthony,
V. St. Benedict,
V. St. Odilo,
V. St. Bernard,
V. St. Dominic,
V. St. Francis of Assissi,
V. St. Nicholas of Tolentino,
V. St. Andrew Avellino,
V. St. Joseph of Cupertino,
V. St. Pio of Pietrelcina,
V. All ye holy priests and levites,,
V. All you holy monks & hermits,


V. St. Mary Magdalene,
V. St. Catherine,
V. St. Barbara,
V. St. Gertrude,
V. St. Faustina,
V. All you holy virgins and widows,
V. All you holy saints of God,


V. Be merciful,
R. Spare him/her/them, O Lord.
V. Be merciful,
R. Graciously hear us, O Lord.

* For the next verses, the response should be:
“O Lord, deliver his/her/their soul/s.”



V. From all evil,
V. From Your wrath,
V. From the rigor of Your justice,
V. From the power of the devil,
V. From the gnawing worm of conscience,
V. From long-enduring sorrow,
V. From eternal flames,
V. From intolerable cold,
V. From horrible darkness,
V. From dreadful weeping & wailing,


V. Through your admirable conception,
V. Through Your Holy Birth,
V. Through Your most sweet Name,
V. Through Your Baptism & Holy Fasting,
V. Through Your most profound humiliation,
V. Through Your prompt obedience,
V. Through Your infinite love,
V. Through Your bloody sweat.,
V. Through Your sorrow & anguish,
V. Through Your bonds,
V. Through Your scourging,
V. Through Your crowning with thorns,
V. Through Your carrying of the Cross,
V. Through Your most cruel death,
V. Through Your most holy wounds,
V. Through Your most bitter cross & passion,
V. Through Your Holy Resurrection,
V. Through Your admirable Ascension,
V. Through the coming of the Holy Spirit,
V. On the Day of Judgment,


* For the next verses, the response should be:
R. “We beseech You, hear us.”.


V. We sinners,
V. You who forgave Magdalene & answered the prayer of the thief,
V. You who freely saves Your elect,
V. You who have the keys of Heaven & hell,


V. That you would be pleased to deliver the souls
of our parents, relations, friends & benefactors
from the pains of hell,
V. That you would be pleased to have mercy on those
of whom no special remembrance
is made on earth,
V. That you would be pleased to grant them all
the pardon & remission of all their sins,
V. That you would be pleased to fulfill all their desires,
V. That you would be pleased to receive them into the company of the blessed,


V. King of Majesty,
V. Son of God,


V. Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
R. Grant him/her/them rest.
V. Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
R. Grant him/her/them rest.
V. Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
R. Grant him/her/them rest everlasting.

V. Christ, hear us,
R. Christ, graciously hear us.
V. Lord, Have mercy,
R. Christ, have mercy.
V. From the gates of hell,
R. Deliver his/her/their soul/s, O Lord.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer,
R. And let my cry come to You.

Let Us Pray:


O God, the Creator & Redeemer of all the faithful,
grant to the souls of Your departed servants
the remission of their sins;
that by our pious supplications,
they may obtain that pardon
which they have always desired.
Grant this, O God, who lives and reigns forever & ever.
Amen.

Closing Prayers

O Eternal God,
who besides the general precept of charity,
has commanded a particular respect
to parents, kindred & benefactors;
grant, we beseech You,
that as they were the instruments by which
Your Providence bestowed on us our birth,
education and innumerable other blessings,
so our prayers may be the means to obtain for them
a speedy release from their sufferings,
and free admittance to Your infinite joys,
through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
Amen.

Prayer for the Holy Father


Lord, source of eternal life and truth,
give to Your shepherd, Pope [name],
a spirit of courage and of right judgement,
a spirit of knowledge and of love.  

By governing with fidelity those entrusted to his care,,
may he, as successor to the apostle Peter and as vicar of Christ,
build Your church into a sacrament of unity,
love, and peace for all the world.

  We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever.
Amen.


Prayer of Cardinal Newman for the Poor Souls in Purgatory


O most gentle Heart of Jesus,
ever present in the Blessed Sacrament,
ever consumed with burning love
for the poor captive souls in Purgatory,
have mercy on the souls of Your servants.
Bring them from the shadows of exile
to Your bright home in Heaven,
where we trust that You and Your Blessed Mother
have woven for them a crown of unfolding bliss.
Amen.


Closing Invocations


[You may replace the word “Filipino” in the following with your family name.]

V. Queen of the Most Holy Rosary,
R. Keep the Filipino family.
V. Queen of the Most Holy Rosary,
R. Save the Filipino family.
V. Queen of the Most Holy Rosary,
R. Bless the Filipino family.


Sign of the Cross


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