Divine Mercy Sunday
12:00 pm Mass & Eucharistic Adoration - This Mass will be livestreamed.
• Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
• Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
• Singing of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy with Margaret Pasquesi
• Benediction and reposition
What is special about Divine Mercy Sunday?
In 1931, Maria Faustina Kowalska, a Polish nun, reported visions and visitations from Jesus and conversations with him. He asked her to paint the vision of his merciful divinity being poured from his Sacred Heart and specifically
asked for a feast of Divine Mercy to be established on the first Sunday after Easter Sunday, so that mankind would take refuge in him.
Jesus spoke these words to St. Faustina:
My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners.
On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the Fount of My Mercy. The souls that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened. (Diary, 699)
In April 30, 2000, then-Pope John Paul II declared that the second Sunday in the Easter season to be Divine Mercy Sunday. On the same day, he canonized Maria Faustina Kowalska as St. Faustina.
You can join the OLPH Devotions Ministries to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy every Friday at 3:00 pm on Zoom by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.