DIVINE MERCY NOVENA
The Novena is prayed the nine days prior to Divine Mercy Sunday. Each year, the novena begins on Good Friday. Pamphlets will be available in the commons to guide you through the prayers.
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY - ADORATION & CHAPLET
Second Sunday of Easter, April 16 @ 2:00 p.m. in the church
All are welcome to participate!
2:00 P.M. - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
3:00 P.M. - Pray Divine Mercy Chaplet
3:30 P.M. - Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament
In 2000, Pope St. John Paul II established the 2nd Sunday of Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday and canonized St. Faustina. Faustina Kowalska was a Polish nun who journaled her prayerful conversations with our Lord about his Mercy for the world in the 1930s. An image was commissioned to accompany the message of divine mercy; there is no single official image.
SAY THE CHAPLET
Said using a Rosary, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy is a short, easy prayer to learn and pray any time. It is most often said at the hour of our Lord's death, 3:00 p.m., and at the bedside of the dying.
GAIN THE INDULGENCE
A plenary indulgence is offered under the normal conditions of gaining any indulgence: Sacramental Confession within 20 days of Divine Mercy Sunday, Eucharistic Communion, and Prayers for the Pope's Intentions. Additionally, pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet - or - recite the Our Father and Creed adding a devout prayer to the Merciful Lord Jesus (e.g.
"Merciful Jesus, I trust in you.")