The Feast of Divine Mercy is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday of Easter (the Sunday following Easter Sunday). The Feast of Divine Mercy celebrates the fact that even now, Jesus calls us to immerse ourselves in his mercy and love. This feast focuses on God’s continuing merciful action throughout salvation history to this day! After his Resurrection, Jesus took great care to show his apostles his hands and side, pointing to the wounds of the Passion, especially the wound in his heart, the source from which flows the great wave of mercy poured out on humanity.
Come experience the mercy and healing of our Lord. The Divine Mercy devotion has grown greatly in popularity. Pope John Paul II declared the Second Sunday of Easter Divine Mercy Sunday when he canonized the Polish saint, Faustina Kowalska on April 30, 2000. St. Faustina’s revelations put a great emphasis on this day as a “day of mercy”. The familiar image of the Divine Mercy pictures two beams of light radiating from the heart of Christ, imaging the “water and blood” we hear about in 1 John 5:6. The Divine Mercy chaplet is prayed using rosary beads with special texts emphasizing the saving Passion of Christ.
The Divine Mercy Novena begins on Good Friday. Chaplet Prayed daily following the Recitation of the Rosary from 8:30 to 9 AM. Novena Booklets are available in the Narthex.
The Feast of Divine Mercy – the Sunday after Easter
- 1:00-2:45 PM – Confessions
- 3:00-4:00 PM – Divine Mercy Holy Hour
- 4:00 PM – Divine Mercy Reception