First Saturday Devotion


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Prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Oh Heart of Mary, Mother of God, and our Mother; Heart most worthy of love, in which the adorable Trinity is ever well-pleased, worthy of the veneration and love of all the Angels and of all men; Heart most like the Heart of Jesus, of which Thou art the perfect image; Heart full of goodness, ever compassionate toward our miseries; deign to melt our icy hearts and grant that they may be wholly changed into the likeness of the Heart of Jesus, our divine Savior. Pour into them the love of Thy virtues, enkindle in them that divine fire with which Thou Thyself dost ever burn. In Thee let Holy Church find a safe shelter; protect her and be her dearest refuge, her tower of strength, impregnable against every assault of her enemies. Be Thou the way which leads to Jesus, and the channel through which we receive all the graces needful for our salvation. Be our refuge in time of trouble, our solace in the midst of trial, our strength against temptation, our haven in persecution, our persent help in every danger, and especially at the hour of death, when all hell shall let loose against us its legions to snatch away our souls, at that dread moment, that hour so full of fear, whereon our eternity depends. Ah, then most tender Virgin, make us to feel the sweetness of Thy motherly Heart, and the might of Thine intercession with Jesus, and open to us a safe refuge in that very fountain of mercy, whence we may come to praise Him with Thee in paradise, world without end. Amen. Pray the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary (Click here to learn how to pray the rosary and several rosary meditations.) Prayer at the end of each decade as taught to us by Our Lady of Fatima: Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins; save us from the fires of hell; and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy Mercy. Prayer at the end of the rosary: Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our Life, our Sweetness, and our Hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Pray for us, O Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, that we may be worthy of the promises of Christ. Let us pray, O God, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, grant we beseech thee, that by meditating on these Mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ, Our Lord, Amen. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us. Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us. St. Joseph, pray for us. St. Dominic, pray for us. May the Divine Assistance remain always with us, and may all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. Prayers for our Holy Father's intentions with the intention of gaining the indulgences attached to praying the Rosary in community. Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. MEDITATION - As Our Lady requested, please keep her company for 15 minutes while silently meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary. THE LITANY OF LORETO Lord, have mercy ... Lord, have mercy Christ, have mercy ... Christ, have mercy Lord, have mercy ... Lord, have mercy Christ, hear us ... Christ graciously hear us. God the Father of Heaven ... have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the World ... have mercy on us God, the Holy Spirit ... have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, One God, ... have mercy on us. Holy Mary ... pray for us Holy Mother of God ... pray for us Holy Virgin of virgins ... pray for us Mother of Christ ... pray for us Mother of the Church ... pray for us Mother of Divine Grace ... pray for us Mother most pure ... pray for us Mother most chaste ... pray for us Mother inviolate ... pray for us Mother undefiled ... pray for us Mother most amiable ... pray for us Mother most admirable ... pray for us Mother of good counsel ... pray for us Mother of our Creator ... pray for us Mother of our Savior ... pray for us Virgin most prudent ... pray for us Virgin most venerable ... pray for us Virgin most renowned ... pray for us Virgin most powerful ... pray for us Virgin most merciful ... pray for us Virgin most faithful ... pray for us Mirror of justice ... pray for us Seat of wisdom ... pray for us Cause of our joy ... pray for us Spiritual vessel ... pray for us Vessel of honor ... pray for us Singular vessel of devotion ... pray for us Mystical rose ... pray for us Tower of David ... pray for us Tower of Ivory ... pray for us House of Gold ... pray for us Ark of the covenant ... pray for us Gate of Heaven ... pray for us Morning Star ... pray for us Health of the sick ... pray for us Refuge of sinners ... pray for us Comforter of the afflicted ... pray for us Help of Christians ... pray for us Queen of Angels ... pray for us Queen of Patriarchs ... pray for us Queen of Prophets ... pray for us Queen of Apostles ... pray for us Queen of Martyrs ... pray for us Queen of Confessors ... pray for us Queen of Virgins ... pray for us Queen of all Saints ... pray for us Queen conceived without original sin ... pray for us Queen assumed into Heaven ... pray for us Queen of the Most Holy Rosary ... pray for us Queen of Families ... pray for us Queen of Peace ... pray for us Mother of Mercy ... pray for us Mother of Hope ... pray for us Comfort of migrants ... pray for us Lamb of God, You who take away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord. Lamb of God, You who take way the sins of the world,graciously hear us, O Lord. Lamb of God, You who take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God, that we may be worthy of the promises of Christ. Let us pray, Grant we beseech You, O Lord God, that we Your servants may enjoy continual health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, be delivered from present sadness, and enter into the joy of eternal gladness, through Christ, Our Lord, Amen. ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY Oh Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth and tender Mother of men, in accordance with Thy ardent wish made known at Fatima, I consecrate to Thy Immaculate Heart myself, my brethren, my country and the whole human race. Reign over us, Most Holy Mother of God, and teach us how to make the Heart of Thy Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ reign and triumph in us even as it has reigned and triumphed in Thee. Reign over us, Most Blessed Virgin, that we may be Thine in prosperity and in adversity, in joy and in sorrow, in health and in sickness, in life and in death. O most compassionate Heart of Mary, Queen of Heaven, watch over our minds and hearts and preserve them from the impurity which Thou didst lament so sorrowfully at Fatima. Assist us in imitating you in all things, especially purity. Help us to call down upon our country and upon the whole world the peace of God in justice and charity. Therefore, Most Gracious Virgin and Mother, I hereby promise to imitate Thy virtues by the practice of a true Christian life without regard to human respect. I resolve to receive Holy Communion regularly and to offer to Thee five decades of the Rosary each day, together with my sacrifices, in the spirit of reparation and penance. Amen.




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