At the end of the 17th century Our Lord appeared to St. Margaret Mary Alocoque (1647-1690) and asked her to spread devotion to His Most Sacred Heart. In a letter written to her Mother Superior in May 1688, St. Margaret Mary set out what is called The Great Promise Our Lord made regarding the Nine First Fridays and what we must do to earn it:
First Friday Requirements: To meet the requirements for the First Friday Devotion a person must, on each First Friday for nine consecutive months:
1. Attend Holy Mass
2. Receive Communion
3. Go to Confession
On the Eve of First Fridays, Mass will be at 8:30pm, followed by Eucharistic Adoration at 9:00pm and will continue all-night closing with Morning Mass at 8:30am as we celebrate a Votive Mass for the Sacred Heart of Jesus.