As we celebrate 100 years since Our Lady appeared in Fatima, “The Five First Saturdays Devotion” will take place in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh beginning on the first Saturday of February
Our Lady of Fatima promises all the graces necessary for Heaven if we finish the Five First Saturdays Devotion
“Whether the world has war or peace depends on the practice of this devotion, along with the consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This is why I desire its propagation so ardently, especially because this is also the will of our dear Mother in Heaven.” -Sr. Lucy (March 19, 1939)
During her July apparition at Fatima, Our Lady said to Lucia, “I shall come to ask… that on the First Saturday of every month, Communions of reparation be made in atonement for the sins of the world.” On December 10, 1925, our Lady appeared again to Lucia at Pentevedra, Spain and she made a request for the Five First Saturdays and she gave her great promise.
“I promise to assist at the hour of death, with the graces necessary for salvation, all those who, in order to make reparation to me, on the First Saturday of five successive months, go to Confession, receive Holy Communion, say five decades of the Rosary, and keep me company for a quarter of an hour, meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary.”
On the first Saturday of each month, Confessions will be celebrated in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh at 9.30am, Mass will be celebrated at 10am and the Rosary will be recited immediately after Mass in Our Lady’s Chapel. Please come along and join in this act of devotion in this special Jubilee Year.