The Combined Societies of Mary
Let us enjoy together the Richness and the Beauty of God through Prayer
First Saturday Holy Hour
(Can also be done on any other day)
Included here are the prayers we normally recite in common in front of the Blessed Sacrament at De La Salle Brother's Chapel every First Saturday of the month.
Our Lady at Fatima explained that these are needed in order to atone to God for the offences committed against Her Immaculate Heart. The format below will satisfy the conditions that Our Lady set down for its fulfilment.
Obviously most of us cannot receive Holy Communion at this time. In place of it we can offer a spiritual communion. One formula for a Spiritual Communion will be given below.
In place of Sacramental Confession we will have an act of contrition with the intention to go to Sacramental Confession as soon as possible. Under these extraordinary circumstances a very good priest has assured us that Heaven will honour the promises associated with the First Saturday if we do these two things.
Let us think of Jesus in the nearest Tabernacle,
in the nearest Church to us.
Let us pause for a time
(one or two minutes or more if you so feel led),
to Adore Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament.
Pause for your silent prayer.
Let us Pray:
Lord I offer this time, all the prayers that we are to say during this holy hour, in reparation for all the offences committed against Your Divine Majesty, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, through those blasphemies committed against your most Holy Mother.
Divine Redeemer, Who in Your infinite goodness, have been pleased to leave us Your precious body and blood in the Blessed Eucharist, we adore You with the most profound respect, and return You our most humble thanks for all the favours You have bestowed upon us, especially for the institution of this most holy sacrament. As You are the source of every blessing, we confidently call upon You to pour down Your blessings this day upon us and our relations, and upon all those for whom we offer our prayers.
Lord we pray for our own personal intentions.............................(Pause whilst bringing them to mind)
We pray for the conversion of poor sinners (Those who reject God and who do not want to repent of evil and sinful ways).
We pray for the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. May Our Lady's Victory be bought forward.
We pray for all of God's faithful at this time. For all who cannot receive Holy Communion or attend Mass, that they may be strengthened and comforted by Our Lady and Our Lord. We pray for all who are dying at this time.
And that nothing may interrupt the course of Your blessing, take from our hearts whatever is displeasing to You. Pardon our sins, O my God, which, for the love of You, we sincerely detest; purify our hearts, sanctify our souls, and bestow a blessing on us that may change us, consecrate us, unite us perfectly to You, fill us with Your spirit, and be to us in this life, a foretaste of those blessings which You have prepared for Your elect in heaven. Amen.
Prayer of Consecration to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
To You, O Sacred Heart of Jesus! To You I devote and offer up my life; all of my Thoughts, words, actions, pains, and sufferings. May the least part of my being be no longer employed save only in loving, serving, honouring, and glorifying You. O most Sacred Heart, be the sole object of my love, the protector of my life, the pledge of my salvation, and my secure refuge at the hour of my death. In You I place all my confidence; and convinced as I am of my own weakness, I rely entirely on Your goodness. Annihilate in me all that is displeasing and offensive to Your purity. Imprint Yourself like a seal on my heart, that I may ever remember my obligations and never be separated from You. May I ever be a victim consecrated to Your glory, burning with the flame of Your pure love, and entirely penetrated with it for eternity. In this I place all my happiness.
This I desire: To live and die in no other condition than that of Your devoted servant.
Prayer of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
O Heart of Mary, ever Virgin! O heart that is the holiest, the purest, the most perfect, that the Almighty has formed in any creature; O heart, full of grace and sweetness, throne of love and mercy, image of the adorable Heart of Jesus, heart that loved God more than all the seraphim, that procured more glory to the most holy Trinity than all the saints together, that endured for love of us the bitter sorrows at the foot of the cross, and which does merit the reverence, love, and gratitude of all mankind - I give You thanks for all the benefits which You have obtained for me from the divine Mercy; I unite myself to all the souls that find their joy and consolation in loving and honouring You. O heart most amiable, the delight and admiration of the angels and the saints, henceforth You shall be to me, next to the Heart of Jesus, the object of my tenderest devotion, my refuge in affliction, my consolation in sorrow, my place of retreat from the enemies of my salvation, and at the hour of my death the surest anchor of my hope. Amen.
O Holy Mother of God, glorious Queen of heaven and earth! I choose You this day for my Mother, and my advocate at the throne of Your divine Son.
Accept the offering I here make of my heart. May it be irrevocable. It can never be out of danger whilst at my disposal; never secure but in Your hands. Obtain for me at present the gift of true repentance, and such graces as I may afterward stand in need of for the gaining of life everlasting. Amen.
Recitation of the Joyful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary
Continuing in the spirit of adoring Jesus in the Holy Tabernacle in the Church closest to us, let us recite now the Eucharistic Rosary as set out below:
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit
The Apostles Creed:
I believe in God the Father Almighty, the Creator of
Heaven and Earth, and in Jesus Christ His only Son, Our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried, He descended into Hell, on the third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into Heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From there he shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting. Amen.
Our Father who art in Heaven,
hallowed be Thy Name;
Thy kingdom come;
Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Hail Mary (by 3)
Hail Mary full of grace,
The Lord is with Thee.
Blessed art Thou amongst women,
and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Glory Be to the Father
and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit
as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be
world without end. Amen.
The First Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation
O Jesus, born of Your Father from all eternity; filled with an incomprehensible love for all, You became man in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary through the Holy Spirit, humbling Yourself to such a degree as to take the form of a servant. The same charity has prompted You to perpetuate, in the Eucharist, this mystery of love, even to improve on it by becoming the food of our souls.
Divine Jesus, we adore You in Your unfathomable love, and beg of You, through the intercession of Your holy Mother, a deep and profound humility.
The Second Joyful Mystery: The Visitation
Divine Saviour, from the womb of Mary, in which You
became incarnate, You breathed forth sanctity unto John the Baptist and upon the whole house of Elizabeth.
O divine Jesus, in the Blessed Sacrament You are the source of grace for all humanity. We ask of You through the intercession of Your holy Mother, to impart to us such charity, that we like Mary may carry Your peace and grace to all whom we meet.
The Third Joyful Mystery:
The Nativity of Our Lord
O King of kings! Poor indeed, yet most lovely in
the crib of Bethlehem, You call the simple and the poor to be Your first adorers. In the Blessed Sacrament You so humble Yourself as at Bethlehem. As at Bethlehem; You are still delighted to see around You the humble and the little ones.
O Jesus, in Your lowliness we adore You. To You belong all the treasures of the Godhead, and we beg of You, through the intercession of Your holy Mother, detachment from the goods of this world.
The Fourth Joyful Mystery:
The Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple.
Lamb of God, through the Blessed Virgin Mary, You are
offered in perfect obedience and love to Your Father. This offering will find its fulfilment in Your sacrifice on the Cross. Every day You offer Yourself on the altar with this same love.
O sweet Victim, we adore You and we beg of You, through the intercession of Your holy Mother, that we too may have a profound spirit of obedience and sacrifice.
The Fifth Joyful Mystery
The finding of Our Lord in the Temple
O Jesus, You withdrew and left Mary and Joseph suffering
in order to do the work of Your Father; but they were filled with joy upon finding You in the midst of the Doctors, who were amazed at Your knowledge and wisdom. Veiled in the Eucharist, You impart wisdom to all who seek You with their whole heart.
O hidden God! We adore You, and we beg of You, through the intercession of Your holy Mother, to impart true wisdom into our hearts so that we too may always seek and do the will of our heavenly Father.
Fifteen Minutes of Silent Meditation as Requested by Our Lady at Fatima
You may think of one mystery during this time, or shift between the 15 mysteries, or anything in between as The Spirit leads you.
Blessed be God.
Blessed be His Holy Name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, True God and True Man.
Blessed be the Name of Jesus.
Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be His Most Precious Blood.
Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy
Sacrament of the Altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
Blessed be the Great Mother of
God, Mary Most Holy.
Blessed be Her Holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be Her Glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the Name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be Saint Joseph, Her Most Chaste Spouse.
Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints.
On our Normal First Saturdays we then proceed with Holy Mass. You may like to read the prayers of Holy Mass yourself, or watch the Mass of the day online, or simply proceed to make a spiritual communion.
A Spiritual Communion
The following prayer may assist you in making your
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
We now recommend you to sit quietly and prayerfully focusing on Jesus who is united to you in your soul. Speak to Him who is truly present to you. ..................................................
After spending some time with Our Lord in the way pray.............
Jesus, please accept these prayers, in honour of your Holy Mother, which I have offered in reparation to Her Immaculate Heart. Please grant me the benefits She promised at Fatima:
1. That in return she would do "All for the love of us", and,
2. for those who complete the First Five Saturdays, The grace of final perseverance and or repentance necessary for Eternal Life.