Divine Mercy Sunday
Start Date/Time:
Sunday, April 7, 2024 3:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Importance:
High Priority High Priority
Category:
Church Feasts
Description:

On this Divine Mercy Sunday, we are called to gaze upon Christ's merciful love, which is greater than our sins and miseries, and to proclaim His mercies as we live out the ABCs of the Divine Mercy...

Ask for God's Mercy - we are to be purified by the “Tribunal of Mercy” through the sacrament of Reconciliation (if possible) or by offering an Act of Perfect Contrition made out of love for God (provided, there is the desire for the sacrament and the intention to receive sacramental confession at the earliest opportunity).

Be merciful - perform merciful works, in union with the saving acts of God Completely trust in Jesus - we are to venerate His sacred image, and seal and ratify the covenant of mercy by receiving Jesus in Holy Communion. 

Complete trust in Jesus - we are to venerate His sacred image, and seal and ratify the covenant of mercy by receiving Jesus in a worthy manner in Holy Communion.

How do we celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy

3:00pm PRAYER SERVICE to commemorate the Feast of Divine Mercy

There will be an Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Confessions will be available.

It was clarified by the words of Our Lord to St. Faustina:

1. We are to prepare with a novena of chaplets starting on Good Friday

2. We are to be purified by the “Tribunal of mercy,” the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

3. We are to venerate the sacred image of the merciful Savior by gazing upon it as a reminder to trust Jesus and be merciful.

4. We are to perform some works of mercy to others.

CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY: Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to the Thirsty, Clothe the Naked, Shelter the Homeless, Visit the Sick, Visit the Imprisoned, Bury the Dead

SPIRITUAL WORKS OF MERCY: Admonish the Sinner, Instruct the Ignorant, Counsel the Doubtful, Bear Wrongs Patiently, Forgive Offenses Willingly, Comfort the Afflicted, Pray for the Living and the Dead

5. We are to seal and ratify the covenant of mercy by receiving Holy Communion.

Through this great Feast of Divine Mercy, we are revived and transformed by no other greater love than the love of Christ Jesus who died for us, redeeming us by His blood to set us free from sin and death. Jesus, now risen and alive, made the ultimate sacrifice, so that we might have life eternal. In Jesus, we see the Father's loving mercies made visible.

source: divinemercysunday.com