The Roman Catholic Diocese Of Lubbock
Most Reverend Robert M. Coerver, S.T.L., M.S.
Bishop Of Lubbock

Our Lady of Fatima – First Saturday Devotional

Our Lady of Fatima – First Saturday Devotion

Holy Spirit is participating in the First 5 Saturdays Devotion in response to the Call from Our Lady in Reparation for the offenses against Her Immaculate Heart.

The Essential, hidden part of message given to Sister Lucia was the call from Our Lady to complete the First 5 Saturdays Devotion.

“On December 10, 1925, the Most Holy Virgin Herself appeared, and beside Her, borne by a luminous cloud, the Child Jesus. The Most Holy Virgin put Her hand on her shoulder and showed her, at the same time, a Heart surrounded by thorns which She held in the other hand. At that same moment, the Child said to her:

“Have compassion on the Heart of your Most Holy Mother, covered with thorns with which ungrateful men pierce It at every moment, and there is no one to make an act of reparation to remove them.”

Then the Most Holy Virgin said:

“Look, My daughter, at My Heart, surrounded with thorns with which ungrateful men pierce Me at every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude. You at least try to console Me and announce in My name that I promise to assist at the moment of death, with all the graces necessary for salvation, all those who, on the first Saturday of five consecutive months shall receive the sacrament of Confession, receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the Rosary, and keep Me company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary, with the intention of making reparation to My Immaculate Heart.”

Our Lord wanted this to be done in honor of His Mother.  He wished for us to unite our suffering with His suffering in reparation for the Sins of the world, and especially for the sins against His Blessed Mother.

Prof. Americo Lopez Ortiz, International President of the World Apostolate of Fatima referred to this as the “Forgotten part of the Message of Fatima”, the part that refers to the Eucharistic and Marian reparatory practice of First Saturday Devotion (already underway at Holy Spirit Church in anticipation of the 100th Anniversary), which he said is the “Missing link needed to pass from one stage of the Message of Fatima to the next and definitive one, making possible the announced Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”

JOIN US at Holy Spirit on the First Saturday of each month for this Devotion.

Morning Mass will be celebrated at 8:00 am in the chapel.

3:00—4:00 pm—Confessions
4:15 pm—Private Meditation
4:30 pm—Rosary
5:00 pm—Mass


First Saturday Devotion

Confess shortly before or after the First Saturday
Receive Holy Communion on each First Saturday
Recite 5 decades of the Rosary sometime during the day
Meditate for 15 minutes on the Mysteries of the Rosary (this is time in addition to that spent reciting the Rosary.

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“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)