Dear Friends in Christ,
On this Sunday of Divine Mercy, Christ reaches out to us in merciful love and empties Himself to bring us life. From His Heart that was pierced for our sins, blood and water gushed forth, and redemption enveloped the whole world.
Christ invites us to celebrate that divine mercy, the mercy that is greater than all our faults, all our sins, and all our miseries. There is nothing which His divine mercy cannot touch, mend, heal and save. There is nothing which can prevent our Lord from drawing us to the depth of His mercies, not even our doubts, not even our failures, not even if we were the greatest sinner.
All that our Divine Merciful Savior asks of us is that we place our trust in Him, in His mercy that always seeks to reconcile us with Himself, in the mercy that led God to send His only begotten Son to win for us the victory of our salvation.
All that God asks of us is that we approach His throne of grace, and allow Him to fill us with infinite mercies at each Eucharistic feast, at each sacramental confession of our sins. God's mercies indeed shine forth in glory as a repentant sinner returns to Him, now infused with His Spirit of faith, hope and love, now sent out to extend that same mercy to others, ever proclaiming a song of thanksgiving to the Lord, for He is good and His love is everlasting.
Merciful blessings in Christ,
Rev. Jonathan Paala
Jesus breathed on them and said to them,
“Receive the Holy Spirit.
Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them,
and whose sins you retain are retained.”
All are invited to join a prayer service to commemorate the Feast of the Divine Mercy on Sunday, April 11, beginning at 3:00pm in our main Church. Click here to learn how to receive the grace of the extraordinary promise Jesus offers on this one day of the year.