Some wonderful news!
As we begin a new Church year, Archbishop Eamon Martin is encouraging parishes around the Island of Ireland to make 5 First Saturdays for Ireland.
As you know, the First Saturday Devotion has been requested by God, through Our Lady, at Fatima. The First Saturday of the new Church year is on Saturday, 5th December, 2020
We need to move quickly to organise the following First Saturday programme:
- 3 hours of Adoration from 12pm to 3pm on Dec 5th, Jan 2nd, Feb 6th, Mar 6th, and April 3rd.
- This would include the recitation of 3 Rosaries, with meditations, with time for silence in between each Rosary.
- The intention of the Joyful Mysteries would be the protection of Family and Youth.
- The intention of the Sorrowful Mysteries would be the Conversion of Sinners.
- The intention of the Glorious Mysteries would be Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life.
- At 3pm, you would pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, followed by the St Michael the Archangel Prayer.
- Finish with Benediction if possible.
In this time of Covid Restrictions, if not possible to be in the Church, then you would be able to participate via Livestream from home with a participating parish.
If it was possible to have confessions on the day, this would be ideal, but within 8 days is also acceptable, in fulfilling the 5 First Saturdays obligations.
If Mass is not possible on the day then perhaps Holy Communion could be received on the First Saturday or within 8 days.
All of this would be done with the intention of making reparation to God for the sins against the Immaculate Heart of Mary as per the Fatima message.
If you can get your parish to participate please send us an email to email@example.com with the details.
The following Groups support 5 First Saturdays for Ireland (TBC)
The Legion of Mary
The Rosary on the Coast
The Divine Mercy Conference
Men for Christ
1 in 10 Rosary Mission
The Alliance of the Two Hearts
Divine Will Prayer Groups
Human Life International
Paving the Way Home
Daughters of Sion
World Apostolate of Fatima Ireland