On April 28th, our parish will celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday, an extension of Easter Sunday Joy, providing us with an opportunity to praise God’s eternal love and His forgiving Mercy.
The 12:00 pm Divine Mercy Mass will be followed by Eucharistic Adoration, silent meditation and confessions beginning at 1:15pm.
The Divine Mercy Holy Hour begins at 3:00 pm, centered on the singing of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, followed by a Eucharistic Procession and closing with Benediction. Confessions will also be heard on Saturday, April 27th, from 3:45pm – 4:45pm, before the 5:00 pm Mass.
Our Lord said to St. Maria Faustina, a simple Polish nun, in the 1930’s before the Nazi invasion of Poland, that one day, this Feast would be “the last hope of salvation” … he wanted this first Sunday after Easter, every year, to solemnly celebrate the riches of God’s unending Mercy! These last months in the life of the Catholic Church, have revealed great suffering and grief over revelations of abuse and injustice – surely we are fighting another war in this 21st Century, against the infiltration of evil that threatens our Holy Mother, the Church!
Here is the greatest opportunity to pray for her purification and the forgiveness of many sins committed against innocence. Remember that our Savior has come to heal and pardon all those who are genuinely penitent – and we are all sinners. Jesus said that even if our sins were as numerous as the grains of sand, they would be lost in His Ocean of Mercy. Don’t consider yourself as without hope!
Join with all concerned Catholics around the world on this great Easter feast day, reminding us that Mercy is God’s other Name!