Divine Mercy Sunday – 7th April

Divine Mercy Sunday – 7th April

Five days after the canonization of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska on the 5th May 2000, Pope John Paul II decreed that the Second Sunday of Easter be known as the Divine Mercy Sunday. In his second encyclical, Dives in misericordia, the now Pope Saint John Paul II wrote; “As a gift to humanity, which sometimes seems bewildered and overwhelmed by the power of evil, selfishness, and fear, the Risen Lord offers His love that pardons, reconciles, and reopens hearts to love. It is a love that converts hearts and gives peace. How much the world needs to understand and accept Divine Mercy!

Lord, who reveals the Father’s love by Your death and Resurrection, we believe in You and confidently repeat to You today: Jesus, I trust in You, have mercy upon us and upon the whole world.”

To celebrate the Feast of the Divine Mercy the following will take place in the Chapel of St Mary Immaculate Church. 3:00pm – Adoration; 3:30pm ­– Benediction, Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, blessing of Icons (bring Divine Mercy Icons to be blessed).