Sacraments/Vocation – Teen Family 2019-2020

Lesson Focus – The Rosary tells the story of Jesus’ life in four parts called Mysteries. This lesson will focus on the Luminous Mysteries. These stories of Jesus tell about the things Jesus did that brought light to the world.


  • To complete this lesson, you will need to refer to the Catholic Youth Bible (CYB).
  • After reviewing the lesson, you may find it necessary to discuss with your teen what was learned and questions needing further explanation. Please contact the FF Office at 716-688-0599 or email if you would like assistance. You may also want to consider attending one of the scheduled lesson nights on this topic with your teen.


Begin your lesson with prayer  –
  • Begin prayer with the Sign of the Cross (Click here to learn more with a video)
  • Pray – Lord, open our minds and hearts as we come together in prayer.  Learning and reflecting on the mysteries of your life, allowing us to  absorb their meaning and live out the lessons that Jesus reveals to us. Amen
  • End the prayer with the Sign of the Cross



  • The Rosary
    • Parents: If your teen is not familiar with the rosary, then please put a rosary in the hands of your teen and explore how to use it together.
  • Prayers of the Rosary
    • Parents: If your teen does not know the prayers of the rosary, you can find them in their Catholic Youth Bible (CYB) pgs. 1728 – 1730.
      • Sign of the Cross
      • Apostles Creed
      • Our Father
      • Hail Mary
      • Glory Be
      • Fatima Prayer — this is not in your Bible but it is simple: “O my Jesus forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls into heaven especially those in most need of your mercy “
  • Finding Scripture Passages in the Bible
    • Use the index to locate the starting page for a book in the bible. Index : CYB pg. 6
      • Example: the gospel of LUKE starting page is CYB pg.1335
    • Within each book the top left hand corner of the left page has the starting chapter and verse, and the top right hand corner of the right page has the ending chapter and verse. These top of the page markings will help you to find the page with the verses you are looking for.
      • Example: go to the start of the gospel of LUKE and turn a few pages to find chapter 2 verse 14. CYB pg. 1341. Note the markings at the top of the left page and the top of the right page. The passage you are looking for is Luke 2:14 (“Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”)
  • The Five Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary
    • Parents: For each of the five mysteries read the bible passage and view the video for each mystery. Consider using what you have learned to pray the decade of the rosary with your teen (Our Father, 10 Hail Mary’s, Glory Be, Fatima Ejaculation) while thinking about what you have read and seen.


    • Luminous Mystery #1 — The Baptism of Jesus
      • Bible — read Matthew 3:16-17
      • Reflect — The Lord Jesus came to each of us in our baptisms. When you were baptized, the Holy Spirit descended upon you, and the Father said, “This is my beloved child, with whom I am well pleased!” Thus, you became the light of Christ to shine in the world. You have been invested with the mission of this light!
      • Pray — Thank God for revealing his Son
    • Luminous Mystery #2 — Wedding at Cana
      • Bible — read John 2:5-7
      • Reflect — We glow brighter with the light of Christ when we obey the instructions He gives to us. Even when the task doesn’t make sense, if we “do whatever” He tells us, He reveals His glory in us and through us.
      • Pray — Thank the Holy Trinity for making Christ known to us in this miracle, and for Mary’s intersession.
    • Luminous Mystery #3 — Proclaiming the Kingdom
      • Bible — read Matthew 10:7-8
      • Reflect — Jesus has proclaimed the kingdom of God to you, and you have said “yes” to the Good News and “no” to sin. Every moment that you live, He is breathing into you the divine power of the Holy Spirit as He sends you forth into a world of sin, and every time you get hurt, He asks you to reveal His light by forgiving the sinners and doing good to them in His name. 
      • Pray — The Lord’s Prayer, the prayer that Christ himself taught us during his public ministry.
    • Luminous Mystery #4 — Transfiguration
      • Bible — read Luke 9:29,35
      • Reflect — The light of glory within Christ Jesus is also within you. It’s revealed to the world every time you suffer for the sake of loving others and offer your pain to Jesus for their healing and redemption. By doing good when it’s difficult, you get purified from your own sinfulness, and your light grows stronger. Thus so closely united to Jesus, you enter into the joy of His resurrection. 
      • Pray —
    • Luminous Mystery #5 — Institution of the Eucharist
      • Bible — read Luke 22:19-20
      • Reflect — In loving all others unconditionally, the way Jesus has given you His love, you enlighten the world. As you humble yourself to serve others, as He serves you, His light spreads, and so the world becomes a better place. You have become Eucharist. With Jesus, you are the light of the world. You make a difference! 
      • Pray — Thank you Jesus for this new covenant, one based on love, and sealed with you own blood.


    • The Luminous Mysteries remind us to follow Jesus, the light of the world. Parents, share with your teen a person in your life either in the present or when you were younger who inspires(d) you to be a good person. Ask if they can think of someone who brightens their day and motivates them share that light with others.
    • Parents, if you have not already prayed the rosary, consider praying a decade (10 beads) of the rosary with your teen to remind us of the joyful events of Jesus’ life.
    • Parents, these words/phrase remind us of the Luminous Mysteries: Openness to the Holy Spirit, To Jesus through Mary, Repentance and Trust in God, Desire for Holiness, AdorationChoose one and discuss how it relates to your family’s life.


    End your lesson with prayer –
    • Begin prayer with the Sign of the Cross
    • Sit together quietly for a moment or two and be aware that Christ gave each one of us a light and we are capable of magnifying that light and passing it on to other people. Close your eyes and imagine the next way you will pass that light along to someone else. Share your thoughts with one another.
    • End prayer with the Sign of the Cross