The First Saturdays is the remaining special request of Our Lady of Fatima to bring about world peace and the salvation of souls. The First Saturdays can become even more powerful as well as give visible witness to the fulfillment of Our Lady’s remaining special request by being practiced publicly in a communal form. At the same time, the communal form makes it easier for each person to fulfill the First Saturdays and easier for a larger number of people to do so. That which is presented here in this video is called the Communal First Saturdays.
The Communal First Saturdays is a monthly scheduled parish service in which the faithful can join together in the four practices requested by Our Lady in reparation to her Immaculate Heart (December 10, 1925). Confessions are available before Mass. The opening prayers and the recitation of the Rosary precede Mass which includes the Communion of reparation. The Mass is followed by keeping Our Lord and Our Lady company while meditating communally for 15 minutes on the mysteries of the Rosary. This is done in the form of lectio divina and using Scripture related to the mysteries of the Rosary. A book is used by the faithful to follow the service. Again, all of the four practices are done with the intention of making reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. At the end of the service, the Brown Scapular is made available and is received as a sign of consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
This communal celebration of the First Saturdays devotion offers an easier way for people to fulfill the conditions of the First Saturdays. In addition, the communal celebration offers a service through which a much larger number of people are able to practice the First Saturdays, not only for five First Saturdays, but also on a continual basis. In this way, we can obtain the graces of conversion for ourselves and others in greater measure, and so help to bring about a period of peace and the salvation of souls. Please see The Communal First Saturdays book and The Communal First Saturdays pamphlet.