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Divine Mercy Sunday


Divine Mercy Sunday

Sunday 4/28 you are invited to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday!  The Image of The Divine Mercy, which Our Lord requested to be solemnly blessed and venerated on this day, is on display in our church.  Saint John Paul II said that the image portrays the Risen Jesus Christ bringing Mercy to the whole world.  The day was particularly important to the late pontiff because it was the day in 2000 that he celebrated the canonization of St. Faustina Kowalska and declared that the Sunday after Easter should be known as Divine Mercy Sunday. 

The indulgenced Divine Mercy celebration will begin at 4:00 pm with quiet reflection and readings including excerpts from St. Faustina’s Diary.  Confessions will be heard from 4:00 to 5:00 pm and we will pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 5:00.  We invite you, your family and friends to take advantage of Jesus’ incredible promise of forgiveness of sins and punishment.  Also please urge any non-practicing Catholics to return to our faith! 

How to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy

The chaplet is said using a rosary.  Begin by making the sign of the cross while holding the crucifix.  Then pray one Our Father, one Hail Mary and one Apostle’s Creed. 

On the single (Our Father) beads, recite the following:

V.  Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,

R.  In atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

On the decade (Hail Mary) beads, recite the following:

V.  For the sake of His sorrowful Passion,

R.  Have mercy on us and on the whole world.

In conclusion say the following prayer three times:

V.  Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One

R.  Have mercy on us and on the whole world.

End the prayer by making the sign of the cross. 

Earlier Event: April 23
Spaghetti Dinner/Science Night
Later Event: April 29
Evening of Recollection for Men