First Saturday Checklist Cards

First Saturday Checklist Cards

By Fr. John Zuhlsdorf:

This year we are observing the 100th anniversaries of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal, from May to October 1917.  Central to the messages given by the Blessed Virgin Mary during those apparitions, and then for years afterward to one of the “seers” at Fatima, Lucia, was the urgent need of the faithful to do penance and make reparation for sins committed by humanity against Mary’s Immaculate Heart.  The Mother of God said that if her requests were heeded, many disasters could be avoided.  She also made the promise of divine assistance at the time of death to all the faithful who would make the Five First Saturday Devotion, which Pope St. Pius X had approved in 1904.

To respond in a special way to Our Lady’s request and promise, at St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff there will be for five months – from June to October – an explicit and convenient opportunity to help people fulfill the Five First Saturday Devotion specifically requested by the Mother of God.

The conditions for the First Saturday Devotion are:

  1. Confession of sins before or within 8 days of receiving Holy Communion,
  2. Holy Communion within 24 hours of the First Saturday of the month with the conscious intention of making reparation for sins which offend Mary’s Immaculate Heart,
  3. Rosary – recitation of a chaplet (5 decades) of the Holy Rosary with the intention of making reparation for sins,
  4. 15 minutes of meditation on one, some, or all of the Mysteries of the Rosary with the intention of making reparation for sins.

You can read the rest HERE.

These checklist cards were Fr. Z’s awesome idea … I just did all of the legwork.

These are business-card-size (for easy storage in your wallet) checklist cards for the “Five First Saturdays” devotion. These will be handed out to all of our parishioners this weekend, in preparation for June 3, the first of five First Saturdays between May 13 and October 13.

Here is a PDF, if you would like to print them for yourself: ChecklistCards

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