Not all Churches have the resources to accommodate First Five Saturday Devotions, however it may be available at a nearby Church. Remember that only a Priest may take your confession and absolve you of your sins here on earth.
We encourage you to Contact your local Parish for more information.
Note: Any church where Saturday confessions and mass are available can easily meet the requirements for First Five Saturdays Devotion. <click here for the Portland Diocese of Maine Parish and Mass times schedule>
Why Five Saturdays? Five first Saturdays of reparation were requested to atone for the five ways in which people offend the Immaculate Heart of Mary:
1. Attacks upon Mary’s Immaculate Conception
2. Attacks against her Perpetual Virginity
3. Attacks upon her Divine Maternity and the refusal to accept her as the Mother of all mankind
4. For those who try to publicly implant in children’s hearts indifference, contempt and even hatred of this Immaculate Mother
5. For those who insult her directly in her sacred images
The Message: On July 13, 1917, Our Lady of Fatima, after showing the three Fatima seers a vision of hell, she said “You have seen hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my immaculate heart… I shall come to ask for… the Communion of Reparation on the First Five Saturdays.”
I have more questions. Where can I learn more? One of our favorite websites is called Rosary-Center.org administered by Dominican Fr. Joseph Sergott, of Portland Oregon. <Click here for Q&A regarding the First Five Saturdays>
St. Anthony's of Padua
Our Blessed Mother has made a promise to us IF we do as she requests. This promise needs to be shared with souls across the world, and we need your help. An old friend once told me "If you want to eat an elephant, you do it one bite at a time". Won't you help spread this message - one soul at a time- as we usher in the 2nd Century of the Message of Our Lady of Fatima?
Please consider becoming a Maine Needs Fatima Volunteer also. We have much to do, and need Your help in many ways!
Also, note - although attending St. Anthony's 4pm Saturday Mass does meet your Sunday obligation, attending an earlier mass (before 4pm) at another Church may not. We're pretty confident that Our Lord has no problem with you participating in more than one Mass per week!
The Promise: On December 10, 1925, Our Lady said to Sister Lucia “Look, my daughter, at my heart, surrounded with thorns with which ungrateful [Children of God] pierce it at every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude. You at least try to console me with your prayers and sacrifices.
I promise to assist at the hour of death, with the graces necessary for their salvation, all those who, on the first Saturday of five consecutive months:
1. Shall confess
2. Receive Holy Communion
3. Recite five decades of the Rosary
4. And keep me company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary (separate from the praying of the Rosary), with the intention of making reparation to me.”
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