Divine Mercy Sunday
Sunday, April 23, 2017
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Come experience God's mercy on Divine Mercy Sunday! Join us at 3:00PM for a Holy Hour that will include Eucharistic Adoration, meditations, recitation of the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, and prayer for the pope's intentions. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will also be offered throughout the hour.
Background on the Divine Mercy Devotion
From the diary of a young Polish nun, a special devotion
began spreading throughout the world in the 1930s. The
message is a reminder of what the
Church has always taught through scripture and tradition:
that God is merciful and forgiving and that we, too, must
show mercy and forgiveness. But in the Divine Mercy
devotion, the message takes on a powerful new focus,
calling people to a deeper understanding that God’s love is
unlimited and available to everyone — especially the
This Feast was granted to the Universal Church by Pope John Paul II on the occasion of the canonization of Sr. Faustina on April 30, 2000. In a decree dated May 23, 2000, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments stated that "throughout the world the Second Sunday of Easter will receive the name Divine Mercy Sunday, a perennial invitation to the Christian world to face, with confidence in divine benevolence, the difficulties and trials that mankind will experience in the years to come."
NOTE: All text is taken from EWTN's background on Divine Mercy. See http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/ for further details about the revelation, image, and Divine Mercy devotion.