DIVINE MERCY AT ST. MARY'S
The message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves us – all of us. And, He wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy.
This message and devotion to Jesus as The Divine Mercy is based on the writings of Saint Faustina Kowalska, an uneducated Polish nun who, in obedience to her spiritual director, wrote a diary of about 600 pages recording the revelations she received about God's mercy. Even before her death in 1938, the devotion to The Divine Mercy had begun to spread.
DIVINE MERCY NOVENA | APRIL 7 - 16
Daily 3:00 PM - St. Mary's Church
(From Good Friday, April 7 - Divine Mercy Sunday April 16)
The Chaplet of Mercy is recited using ordinary Rosary beads of five decades. The Chaplet is preceded by two opening prayers from the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska and followed by a closing prayer.
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY | APRIL 16
In a series of revelations to St. Maria Faustina Kowalska in the 1930s, our Lord called for a special feast day to be celebrated on the Sunday after Easter. Today, we know that feast as Divine Mercy Sunday, named by Pope St. John Paul II at the canonization of St. Faustina on April 30, 2000.
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY AT ST. MARY'S CHURCH
- 2 PM: Confessions starting at 2 pm (continuing through Mass)
- 3 PM: Chaplet of Divine Mercy
- Divine Mercy Mass to follow Chaplet