Five First Saturdays Devotion

Five First Saturdays at the Nativity of Mary Church
When the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children at Fatima, she requested her devoted children worldwide should dedicate the first Saturday of the month, for five consecutive months, to prayer, confession, and attending Mass. These prayers requested by our Blessed Mother in Fatima are now commonly known as the “Five First Saturdays” devotion.

Since this devotion is considered by some to be the “unfulfilled part of the Fatima message", here at the Nativity of Mary Church, Fr. Cassian Sama, OP, is inviting all to join him in honoring heaven’s request by starting this devotion on the first Saturday of the month. We will honor the four elements of this devotion:

  • Going to Confession
  • Receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion
  • Saying five decades of the Rosary
  • Meditating for 15 minutes on the mysteries of the Rosary



  • 8:00-8:50 AM Adoration & Confessions
  • 9:00-9:30 AM Holy Mass
  • 9:45-10:15 AM Adoration & Sermon
  • 10:15-10:45 AM Rosary Prayer
  • 10:45-11:00 AM Silent Meditation on the Rosary Mysteries
  • 11:00-11:30 AM Anointing of the Sick & Benediction (Blessing of religious articles in the gathering space: rosaries, medals, olive oil, salt, water, scapulars, incense, images etc)

Fruits of This Devotion
1. Our Lady promised to “assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation.” This means that our Blessed Mother will be present at the hour of death with the actual grace of final perseverance.
2. This devotion obtains the conversion of sinners.
3. In God’s Providence, Our Lady promises peace in the world will depend on this devotion.


Please, invite others to come and honor Mother Mary’s requests to receive the graces, healing, and benefits she desires to grant us through this devotion.

This devotion will be held on the following First Saturdays for 2023-2024:

  • February 3rd
  • March 2nd
  • April 6th
  • May 4th
  • June 1st 
  • July 6th
  • August 3rd
  • September 7th

Fr. Cassian Sama, OP
Dominican promoter of the Rosary Confraternity of the Province of St. Albert the Great
2833 32nd Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55406

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