Saturday, May 6, 2017, 9:00 AM
The First Saturday custom comes from a specific request made by Our Blessed Mother herself during one of her apparitions at Fatima, Portugal in 1917. She asked that people attend Mass on the first Saturday of the month in order to make reparation for the many sins of the world, a need that continues in our own day and time. Our Lady made a wonderful promise: those who attend for five successive first Saturdays are promised the grace of final perseverance, a grace necessary for salvation. Other conditions for receiving this grace include praying the Rosary, which will begin at 8:30 AM, receiving Communion in a state of grace, confession within 8 days, 15 minutes of meditation on the mysteries of the Rosary, and the specific intention of offering these Masses in reparation, as Our Lady requested.
Please note that the First Saturday Masses will be daily (weekday) Masses and will not fulfill the Sunday obligation.