Divine Mercy... 04/08/2018, Father Tony
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Today on this second Sunday of Easter, we continue to celebrate the great Feast of our salvation - the Resurrection of Our Lord. The second Sunday of Easter is celebrated as “Divine Mercy Sunday,” a practice instituted by Saint John Paul II. The devotion to the Divine Mercy came from St. Faustina, who was a Polish nun in the 20th Century who received visions of Jesus and had conversations with him.
In one of the conversations, Jesus said to her, “Humanity will never find peace until it turns with trust to Divine Mercy.” Saint John Paul II commented on this and said, “Divine Mercy! This is the Easter gift that the Church receives from the risen Christ and offers to humanity.” It is interesting that Saint John Paul II, who is sometimes referred to as an Apostle of Divine Mercy, died on the vigil of Divine Mercy, was beatified by Pope Benedict on Divine Mercy Sunday, and was canonized on the same Divine Mercy Sunday.
Please join us for our Divine Mercy Sunday Celebration, beginning at 1:30pm today. The celebration includes Eucharistic Adoration, reciting the Divine Mercy Chaplet in song and word, readings from the diary of St. Faustina, and time for silent prayer and reflection.
May we all experience the grace of the merciful heart of Jesus in our lives and know his peace.
Sent by Pamela Vogt on Sunday, April 8 at 11:06AM