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First Saturday (and First Friday)

Discussion in 'Marian Apparitions' started by lynnfiat, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. Julia

    Julia Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

    Julia is on board ready for First Friday and First Saturday God willing. All for Thee my Jesus, all for Thee through Mary.
     
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  2. SgCatholic

    SgCatholic Maranatha

    Bumping this thread up as a reminder of the first Friday today and first Saturday tomorrow.
     
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  3. Praetorian

    Praetorian Powers

    Thanks SG!

    Yes everybody, please get these done while there is still time.
    The hour is growing late.
     
  4. lynnfiat

    lynnfiat Fiat Voluntas Tua

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  5. Don_D

    Don_D Powers

    I am excited that it is upon us once again, and this time I can take part in the Sacraments!
    Thank you for the reminder.
     
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  6. AED

    AED Powers

    I am so sad and discouraged. This would be my 9th Furst Friday but I am totally snowed in. There is another Mass at 5:30 tonight. Hoping and praying to be dug out by then. Really hoping to make it tomorrow!!!:(
     
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  7. Don_D

    Don_D Powers

    Oh no AED, I can imagine your disappointment. I think it is important though for you to be safe and stay warm!

    I will pray for you to be able to make it to Mass. I am leaving now. :)
     
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  8. AED

    AED Powers

    Thankyou Don!!!
     
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  9. lynnfiat

    lynnfiat Fiat Voluntas Tua

    If you cannot make it because of the weather, just know that your DESIRE is what God wants. It's His Divine Will. Just say, "Jesus, I abandon myself to you. You take care of everything!"
    God bless you.
     
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  10. Carol55

    Carol55 Powers

    AED, There is still time to be dug out before you need to leave for mass tonight, I pray that is what happens.
     
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  11. Shae

    Shae Principalities

    I was so pleased to see such a good turnout for First Friday Mass this morning at my Church! Sadly, First Saturday Rosary is usually only attended by a handful of us Legion of Mary members.
     
  12. Shae

    Shae Principalities

    How wonderful for you Don!:)
     
  13. Don_D

    Don_D Powers

    Yes, it was the same at my Parish and unfortunately it is the same for First Saturday. I do not understand why it is not spoken of to the faithful when First Fridays are mentioned in our bulletin and also at Mass.
     
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  14. lynnfiat

    lynnfiat Fiat Voluntas Tua

    Some short meditations from past First Saturdays. Remember to meditate keeping Our Blessed Mother company for 15 minutes.

    “…and She laid him in a manger because there was no room for them at the Inn” Luke 2:7

    I pray to become empty – for my heart to become an empty space as the cave in which Jesus was born, and not to be full, as the Inn which had no room. I pray to you my Mother, to place Jesus in my heart as you placed Him in the manger so that His glorious Light will inflame my poor heart, burning away all the impurities and all that which is not of God, filling the darkness of my soul with His Light. May all be drawn to His Light as the Shepherd’s were drawn to the cave of His birth. My Jesus, I pray that you will rest here in my heart where I will warm you with the warmth of Your very Love and form within me the empty space in which you will place the Celestial Gift of the Divine Will. Amen

    I was meditating on the Finding of Jesus in the Temple and the suffering of Mother Mary as She searched for three days for Her Jesus, and I thought about myself when I sometimes do not feel His presence. How miserable I become!~ I again thought about Our Lady and St. Joseph going in search of Jesus, and He said to me, “I did not leave them!” I received light to understand that Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to the Temple, but He did not go off leaving them – it was they who left Him. I knew that He was making me understand that it is never He who leaves us, but us who leave Him. And where is it that we will find Him? - in the Temple (the Church) and in the Temple of our hearts where He dwells.

    A few days after this, I picked up the Book of Heaven, Vol. 17, pg. 73, and read, “I do not leave you – no, no. This is an accusation you make against your Jesus. I never leave anyone! The creatures withdraw from Me, not I from them. Rather, I go behind them and next to them.”

    Meditation on the Resurrection:

    I thought about Jesus’ words to Mary Magdalene, “Do not touch Me for I have not yet ascended to My Father.” How holy and pure we must be before we touch our dear Lord. How many are the impure hands that touch Him each day when receiving Him in the Eucharist! How many the impure hearts into which He descends each day!
     
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  15. Don_D

    Don_D Powers

    I remembered! :)
    The turnout was actually not bad. About what I remember we had during the Our Lady of Fatima anniversary First Saturdays. This was great to see because they really dropped off for a while.
    AED, I hope you made it. We all know how much you wanted to be there. :)
     
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  16. Shae

    Shae Principalities

    Well, we had a pretty good turnout for the Mass, but as usual, the Legion of Mary stayed to pray the Rosary while almost everyone else left. I'm hoping some of them prayed it at home.
     
  17. AED

    AED Powers

    Thankyou Don. I made it to first Saturday and made a Holy Hour afterward so very happy about that. First Friday I fAiled the test. :( It was 20 below and I live quite a bit out of town and Mass was at 5:30 so pretty dark by then. I am afraid I chickened out. I will start again in February. Sigh.
     
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  18. Praetorian

    Praetorian Powers

    I am so sorry AED :(
    That is hard, especially on the last one!
    Our Lord makes us work for it though.
    There are so many amazing promises connected with these devotions. This is not cheap Grace.
    That is why everyone should start now!
    Many people think they will just zip through them, but I have heard from so many that they have to try several (sometimes many) times to get them done.
     
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  19. AED

    AED Powers

    Yes you are right but I have completed the 9 Friday’s at least 3 times in the past so I must just start over and hope the earlier graces still apply. . The 5 First Saturday’s are much easier. Thank you Mother Mary!!
     
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