Alberta Avenue Holy Rosary Prayer Walk

Part of a series of prayer walks hosted by ArchEdmonton

Update: The group prayer walk has finished, however, you may use this as a guide for your own prayer walk at your leisure.

This is the second of a series of prayer walks hosted by the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton in 2018.

The Alberta Avenue Holy Rosary prayer walk will take place Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 7pm, on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This 3.5km prayer walk will take approximately 1.5 hours.

Tip: If you’re traveling with two vehicles, park one car at the end point (Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish), then carpool to the starting point at St. Alphonsus Parish (starred on the map).

Edmonton’s Alberta Avenue Community

Alberta Avenue is situated along 118 Avenue east of 97 Street and west of Northlands. It used to be a bustling corridor connecting Kingsway and former town of Beverly before it amalgamated with the city in 1961. The Alberta Avenue Community was mostly developed during the post-war era, but became a much neglected area of the city since the early 90s. However, revitalization efforts between the community and the city have raised the profile of 118 Avenue in recent years, bringing new developments, the Kaleidoscope and Deep Freeze Festivals, and a revamped streetscape.

It is a wonderful opportunity to witness and pray for our neighbours in this community as we make this Holy Rosary prayer walk. It is completely safe to park your vehicle and walk in this area with children.

The Holy Rosary – The Glorious Mysteries

It so happens that this year the date falls on a Wednesday. We will pray the Holy Rosary with the glorious mysteries today on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Opening & Apostles’ Creed (St Alphonsus Parish)


On the cross:

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

Apostles’ Creed:
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, sits at the right hand of God, the Father almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

Our Father (86 Street)


On the Our Father bead:

Our father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Introductory Beads (Across St. Andrew’s Presbyterian)


On the introductory beads:

1. Hail, Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of they womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. (Faith)
2. Hail Mary… (Hope)
3. Hail Mary… (Charity)

Glory Be…

Fatima prayer: O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell and lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy.

Prayer Intentions (Bissell Centre Thrift Shoppe)

Take a moment to share with one another prayer intentions for this prayer walk. It may be for your personal needs, intercession for others, or the Church and community at large. Reflect on these intentions and continue praying as you walk to the next stop.

First Glorious Mystery (Avenue Theatre)

Reflect on the mystery of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and pray for the poor and those living a transient lifestyle.

Our Father…

First Decade (St. Faith’s Anglican/93 Street)


Hail Mary… (10 times while walking to the next stop)

Glory Be…

Fatima Prayer: O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell and lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy.

Sing: Immaculate Mary, thy praises we sing,
Who reignest in splendor with Jesus our King.
Ave, Ave, Ave María! Ave, Ave María!

Second Glorious Mystery (St. Patrick’s Parish)


Reflect on the mystery of the ascension of Jesus to heaven, and pray for athletes and chaplains.

Our Father…

Second Decade (Baseball Bat Sculpture)


Hail Mary… (10 times while walking to the next stop)

Glory Be…

Fatima Prayer: O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell and lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy.

Sing: In heaven the blessed thy glory proclaim,
On earth we thy children invoke thy fair name.
Ave, Ave, Ave María! Ave, Ave María!

Third Glorious Mystery (Masjid Quba Mosque)


Reflect on the mystery of the descent of the Holy Spirit, and pray for immigrants, refugees, and established communities such as the Polish.

Our Father…

Third Decade (Across from Polish Market)


Hail Mary… (10 times while walking to the next stop)

Glory Be…

Fatima Prayer: O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell and lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy.

Sing: Thy name is our power, thy virtues our light,
Thy love is our comfort, thy pleading our might.
Ave, Ave, Ave, María! Ave, Ave, María!

Fourth Glorious Mystery (HP Centre/NAIT)


Reflect on the mystery of the assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into heaven, and pray for Christian students and campus ministries.

Our Father…

Fourth Decade (Holy Rosary Parish)


Hail Mary… (10 times while walking to the next stop)

Glory Be…

Fatima Prayer: O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell and lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy.

Sing: Immaculate Mary! Our hearts are on fire;
That title so wondrous Fills all our desire!
Ave, Ave, Ave Maria! Ave, Ave Maria!

Fifth Glorious Mystery (LRT/Jefferson Armoury)


Reflect on the mystery of the coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and pray for our military, military chaplains, and the Ordinariate.

Our Father…

Fifth Decade (Kingsway)


Hail Mary… (10 times while walking to the next stop)

Glory Be…

Fatima Prayer: O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell and lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy.

Sing: We pray for our Mother, The Church upon earth,
And bless, sweetest Lady, The land of our birth.
Ave, Ave, Ave Maria! Ave, Ave Maria!

Hail Holy Queen (Lions Recreation Centre)

Pray for unity with our non-Catholic Christian brothers and sisters, such as the Ukrainian Orthodox Eparchy offices around the corner.


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.

Final Prayer (Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish)

Pray for our Spanish Parish as they host the Latin Festival this weekend, as well as the Maronite Parish with their upcoming Lebanese Festival.

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

Sing: O bless us, dear Lady, With blessings from heaven,
And to our petitions Let answer be given.
Ave, Ave, Ave Maria! Ave, Ave Maria!

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