First Saturday Devotion

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First Saturday Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

First Saturday Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary was given to us in 1917 by Our Lady at a humble place known as Fatima. She requested what are now known as the First Saturday Devotions to make reparation for blasphemies and offenses against her Immaculate Heart and for world peace. To help you fulfill the requests made by Our Lady of Fatima Mary Help of Christians invites you to our First Saturday Devotion. The devotion starts

9:30 am- Rosary and Reconciliation

10:00 am-Holy Mass

10:30 am- Litany of Loreto and Marion Consecration

This devotion has four parts, which are all offered here at Mary Help of Christians, all four should be made in a spirit of reparation for blasphemy and ingratitude and for peace in the world. First, one should go to confession, generally eight days before or after the First Saturday of the month; Second, one should receive Holy Communion on the First Saturday of the month; Third, recite five decades of the Rosary; and fourth, meditate for 15 minutes on the mysteries of the Holy Rosary.

There are great benefits for those who comply with this request. Our Lady told Sister Lucia she would “assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation, all those who on the first Saturdays of five consecutive months confess, receive Holy Communion, pray a rosary, and keep me company for a quarter of an hour meditating on the 15 mysteries with the intention of offering reparation.”

Many ask why Our Lady asked her children to observe FIVE first Saturdays. Our Lady told Sister Lucia the five Saturdays are to make reparation for the five kinds of offenses and blasphemies uttered against her Immaculate Heart. The offenses are 1.) against her Immaculate Conception, 2.) against her virginity, 3.) against her Divine maternity, 4.) by those who openly seek to foster in the hearts of children indifference, or even hatred, for this Immaculate Mother, and 5.) by those who directly outrage her holy images.

What if you’ve already made the Five First Saturdays? Should you do it again?

There is always a need for reparation. Although we can trust in the promises of Our Lady that we have satisfied her desires for ourselves personally, nonetheless, it will still be beneficial for us in making reparation for sins which continue against her Immaculate Heart and for obtaining world peace.

Join us the first Saturday of each month to 1. Do as Our Blessed Lady request in Fatima and 2. Increase devotion to Her.