What is it?
“DECADE A DAY” is a program in which 20 people each say one decade of the Rosary every day of the year, for one year.
How is it accomplished?
The Rosary consists of 20 mysteries or “decades”. Each volunteer signs up for one decade, and prayers that decade every day. For example, if my decade/mystery was the Visitation, then that is the Decade I would say each day.
Along with the regular prayers associated with each Decade, there is an additional prayer or two is added to complete the introductory and concluding prayers for each Rosary. (For example, if my Mystery was the 2nd Joyful (The Visitation), then I would say and extra Our Father with my Decade every day. See the Directions Sheet for the specifics.
What if I forget or cannot accomplish it one day?
Your decade can be said at any time during the day–if you miss a day, you can make it up the following day, along with your decade for that day.
Why should you do it?
The Rosary is such a powerful prayer for the family and for peace. Unfortunately with our busy lives, many of us do not say a full Rosary each day. With this program, 20 “committed” people can complete one full Rosary every day. And it only takes minutes.
We ask that our members pray for their intentions and all those that pray with us.
In each of her appearances Mary has asked that we pray the Rosary. In this ministry you pray your Decade, which is then combined with 19 others saying their Decade each day. A full 20 Decade Rosary is offered up every day and you are a part of it. As a member of this ministry, you and your intentions, which are your own, are remembered in several places each day.
How long is the commitment?
Our parish signed up for one year, and we renew each year. Our parish renewal month is June. We have an opportunity to change Mysteries when we renew if they are available. You also may sign up for more than one decade at any time (if available).
We have many people from other states and from other countries too. You do not have to belong to this parish. All are always welcome.
Decade a Day Ministry
The ministry seeks to gather parishioners who would like to commit to praying one decade of the Rosary every day, anywhere you are, whether at home, at work, at recess, in car, on a trip, walking your dog…anywhere. It only takes three to four minutes of your time.
When you sign up, you are able to pick from a list of available decades (i.e. Mysteries of the Rosary). You will then be added to a list of 19 other people to make a full 20 decade Rosary! This is a wonderful way to increase your prayer life, and anyone can do it. Your intentions are your own, and our intentions are remembered in several churches and shrines around the country.
How to Participate
MY MYSTERY IS:
Your decade consists of: The Sign of the Cross, One Our Father, Ten Hail Mary’s, One Glory Be, (plus)
“Oh my Jesus, forgive our sins; save us from the fire of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy.”
In addition to your decade, if you have the:
1st Mystery, you will say……………. The Apostles Creed
2ns Mystery, you will say…………… An Our Father
3rd Mystery, you will say…………… Three Hail Mary’s (For Faith, Hope and Charity),
Glory Be and Oh my Jesus prayer
4th Mystery, you will say…………… 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 our valley of tears. Turn, then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us; and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb Jesus. O clement, O loving. O sweet Virgin Mary.
Pray for us O holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
5th Mystery, you will say……………. 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 meditating upon these mysteries in 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
In each of her appearances, Mary has asked that we pray the Rosary. Who doesn’t have have about five minutes each day do something powerful and positive in their life!
For further information on this ministry or to sign-up, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will be in touch with you.