Divine Mercy Sunday Holy Hour
Join us on Divine Mercy Sunday (April 28th) for a special Holy Hour at 2:00pm followed by Benediction. Help us fill the church on this extraordinary day of special graces.
What is Divine Mercy?
As Catholics, we have many opportunities to receive God’s graces, especially through the Sacraments. There is, however, an extraordinary opportunity to receive extraordinary graces once each year…that is on Divine Mercy Sunday.
The significance of Divine Mercy Sunday is in the special graces available to all only on that day. Jesus made an extraordinary promise that the faithful will receive a spiritual indulgence (forgiveness of sins and punishment for those sins committed up to that point in life), if they fulfill the following:
*Be merciful to others through word, deed, and prayer
*Make a sincere confession up to 20 days before
or after Divine Mercy Sunday
*Worthily receive Communion on the Feast Day
*Venerate the image of Divine Mercy
*Pray for the intentions of the Holy Father
*Trust in God’s Mercy
In the 1930’s, Jesus chose to deliver His message of unfathomable Divine Mercy through a young Polish nun: St. Faustina Kowalska. She was instructed to keep a diary of her experiences and record all that the Lord told her, for it was to be of great benefit to many souls.
When Jesus revealed the sacred image of Himself as Divine Mercy to St. Faustina, He declared: “I desire that there be a Feast of Mercy. I want this image, which you will paint with a brush, to be solemnly blessed on the first Sunday after Easter; that Sunday is to be the Feast of Mercy.” On the Feast of Mercy–Sunday, April 20, 2000–Pope St. John Paul II fulfilled the Lord’s request when he decreed, “The Second Sunday of Easter from now on throughout the Church will be known as Divine Mercy Sunday.”
Please help us fill St. Patrick’s on Divine Mercy Sunday! Join us for a special Holy Hour at 2:00pm on April 28th!