These are some of the churches where the Five First Saturdays devotion is practised around England and Wales. If you know of any others, please contact us at:
First Saturday devotions at St Barnabas Cathedral, Derby Road, Nottingham, NG1 5FB
“Join us every first Saturday of the month during the Centenary year of Fatima in the Lady Chapel, St. Barnabas Cathedral, to offer Devotion to Mary the Great Mother of God, Mother of humanity, Mediatrix, our Help, our Advocate!
“This Devotion, given to us by Our Lady Herself at Fatima, consists of the faithful on the first Saturday of five consecutive months making a good confession, receiving Holy Communion, reciting five decades of the Rosary, and keeping Our Lady company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary, with the intention of making Reparation to Her and Her Most Immaculate Heart.
“Rosary and Meditation on the 15 Mysteries in the Lady Chapel immediately after Mass at 10am, with confessions available 10:30am —12noon.”
St Barnabas Cathedral website
Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Catholic church, 90 Brooklyn Rd, Nottingham NG6 9ES
Mass is at 9.30am in Our Lady’s Church, followed by the Rosary in the Poor Clare convent chapel a few doors up from the church. Confessions after Mass.
PLEASE CHECK THAT THIS IS TAKING PLACE BEFORE TRAVELLING.
St. Mary’s Catholic church, 69 Upgate, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 9HD
First Saturday devotions every first Saturday of the year, starting with the Creed at 10am followed by the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary, followed by the Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Mass of Our Lady follows immediately at 10.30am. Confessions from 11.00 to 11.30 am.
First Saturday devotions began here 6 years ago. At first 4 or 5 people attended but over the years the number have increased and there are now around 25 people attending regularly.
First Saturday devotions at Our Lady and St Peters church, 15 Victoria Drive, Wimbledon Common, London, SW19 6AD
Confessions at 9.35 am, Mass at 10 am, Rosary & Meditation after Mass about 10.35 am
First Saturday devotions at Downside Abbey, Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Radstock BA3 4RJ
You can download a poster with more details, here …
First Saturday devotions at Shrine of Our Lady of Glastonbury, Magdalene St, BA6 9EJ
Rosary, and Meditation will be offered at 9.30, (9.20 start if Mass at 10am – if not, 9.40 start).
Confessions (in English and Polish) from 10.30-11.00, during Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
This is the normal timetable, but please contact the parish to check before travelling at:
First Saturday devotions at St Mary’s Catholic church, 32 High Street, Gosport, PO12 1DF
9:30 Holy Mass (EF), followed by a Meditation on a Mystery of the Holy Rosary, Eucharistic Adoration and Holy Rosary.
At the end of this we gather in the parish hall for a Marian moment, with a Catechesis on Our Lady plus a moment of sharing Our Lady’s knowledge with Q&A.
Five First Saturdays Devotion at St Marys Catholic church, Dunstable, Bedfordshire
1st Saturday of the month, until October 2017, at the request of Our Lady at Fatima.
18.00 Holy Mass,Confession after Mass 18.45 Holy Rosary with Eucharistic Adoration, and 15 minute meditation on the Rosary.
Five First Saturdays Devotion at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Morriston, Swansea
1st Saturday of the month, from May to October Sacred Heart parish keeps the 1st Saturday request of Our Lady at Fatima.
10.15 am Holy Rosary
10.30am Holy Mass
11am Eucharistic Adoration, plus confessions allowing for a 15 minute meditation on the Rosary, concluding with Act of Consecration and reparation to the Immaculate Heart and Benediction at 11.30am
Five First Saturdays Devotion at St Dunstan’s Kings Heath, Birmingham
There will now be Five First Saturday devotions at St Dunstan’s, Birmingham, incluidng Mass at 11 am, along with the Rosary, meditation and Confessions.
Five First Saturdays Devotion at Our Lady of Appleby, Appleby, Cumbria
The Five First Saturday devotions at Appleby include confessions at 9:30 am, followed by Holy Mass at 10 am, and then the Rosary at 10:30, followed by a 15 minute meditation.
Five First Saturdays Devotion at St Joseph’s Roehampton, London
We offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation / Penance every Saturday from 8:30 – 9:30am, followed by Morning Prayer of the Church at 9:30am, followed by Holy Mass at 10:00am, followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (Holy Hour) from about 10:45 to 11:45am during which the priest is available for Confessions / Reconciliation.
The Rosary is prayed, and there is a period of silence too. Concludes with Benediction at about 11:30 / 11:45am. Angelus at 12 noon.
Five First Saturdays Devotion at Our Lady of Reparation (St Mary’s Catholic church, Croydon, London
Five First Saturdays Devotion at St Helen’s Catholic church, Crosby, Liverpool
This is a report from Noelle Duffy, a parishioner of St Helen’s church in Crosby, Liverpool, on how the Five First Saturday’s devotion has started in her parish.
“After seeing Donal’s excellent Presentation about Fatima in the Summer of 2013, at St Helen’s church in Crosby, Liverpool, I realised that the church could hold the Five First Saturday Fatima Devotions, because Mass is celebrated each Saturday at 12 noon, following Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 11 am and the Sacrament of Reconciliation is also available from 11.20 onwards.
“The first of the Five First Saturdays Fatima Devotions at St. Helen’s began in March, 2014. We had a break during August, because so many people are away over the holiday period, and started again in September. Although the numbers attending aren’t very high at the moment, we’re happy and privileged to respond in our own small way to the requests of Our Lady at Fatima.”
Five First Saturdays devotions also take place at St Alban’s Church, Macclesfield
Josiane Fearnley organises these devotions and asks that people join in every first Saturday of the month, as our Lady of Fatima requested. The devotions begin at 10:30am with the Rosary, the Consecration Prayer and Reparation to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart, followed by Exposition and Confessions at 11am, concluding with Mass at 12pm. This devotion takes place on EVERY first Saturday of the month throughout the year. All are welcome.
You can see some more photos of First Saturdays devotions and the altar in the church, here, here, and here.
First Saturdays Devotion at St. Pius X church, The Triangle, Norbiton, Surrey, KT1 3RU
Five First Saturdays devotions at Chilworth Abbey, near Guildford
Five First Saturday devotions take place at Chilworth Abbey near Guildford. They comprise Mass at 10:00 followed by the Rosary, and confessions are also available.
Five First Saturdays devotions at St Francis of Assisi, Handsworth, Birmingham
Five First Saturdays devotions also take place at St Francis of Assisi church, Handsworth, Birmingham, where the WAF England and Wales sprituial director, Fr Gerard Kelly, is parish priest. There is a Mass every Saturday at 11:00 am preceded by the Rosary with confessions before and after Mass.
First Saturdays information and prayer leaflets – 2 A6 double sided leaflets on one A4 double sided sheet
First Saturdays poster – A4 size, with space for local contact details
Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary