First Saturday Devotions
Schedule for 2016
July and August—no First Saturday devotions
Our Lady said: “Look, my daughter, at my heart, surrounded with thorns with which ungrateful men pierce it at every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude. You at least try to console me and say that I promise to assist at the hour of death, with the graces necessary for salvation, all those who,on the first Saturday of five consecutive months, shall confess, receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the Rosary, and keep me company for fifteen minutes while meditating on fifteen mysteries of the Rosary, with the intention of making reparation to me.”
Why Five Saturdays?
To atone for the five ways in which people offend the Immaculate Heart of Mary:
- Attacks upon Mary’s Immaculate Conception
- Attacks against her Perpetual Virginity
- Attacks upon her Divine Maternity and the refusal to accept her as the Mother of all mankind
- For those who try to publicly implant in children’s hearts indifference, contempt and even hatred of this Immaculate Mother
- For those who insult her directly in her sacred images.
First Saturdays Devotion Schedule at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
11:15 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. Presentation by Father Jacinto M. Chapin, F.I. (in the Crypt)
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Holy Rosary – in reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. and following 12:15 Holy Mass
Our Lady made the following promises to those who would make the First Saturday devotions for five consecutive months: “God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace. I will assist at the hour of your death with all the grace necessary for salvation.”
With these wonderful promises, please join us whenever you are able.