You are welcome to come and say the Holy Rosary with us at 6:15pm followed by the Marian Novena before 7pm Mass on Monday nights.
For Morning Masses, Tuesday through Saturday, we meet at 8am for Rosary, followed by prayer for our Christian brothers and sisters being persecuted all over the world and for world peace. Come pray with us!
For information on our Prayer Chain, please click here.
“It is important . . . that we accept the whole message that comes to us from the word of God [through St. Faustina] on this Second Sunday of Easter, which from now throughout the Church, will be called ‘Divine Mercy Sunday.'”
What is Divine Mercy?
The Divine Mercy is Jesus Himself. It is a time when we remember what Jesus has done for us – that He bled and died for us, giving His Very Self in sacrifice for us. Yes, we know Our Lord is Justice also, but He wants us to remember that there is no sin greater than His Mercy. When we go and confess our faults, He has not only forgiven them, but forgotten them. When Jesus appeared as Divine Mercy to Sr. Faustina in Poland, He asked her to spread this message and asked her also to have an image painted. In this image, we can see the beautiful Heart of Jesus with rays of red and white shining forth. The red rays signify His shedding of His Blood for us, and the white (or pale) rays signify water by which we are made “righteous” (i.e. clean by Baptism). On the bottom is written, “Jesus, I trust in You!” We should say this little prayer often to remind us that we can trust Jesus to give us His Mercy.
As Jesus told St. Faustina:
“My Heart overflows with great mercy for souls, and especially for poor sinners . . . [I]t is for them that the Blood and Water flowed from My Heart as from a fount overflowing with mercy. For them I dwell in the tabernacle as King of Mercy.” (Diary, 367)
Finally, let us be reminded that Jesus wants us to be merciful as He is to us. Doing the Corporal Works and Spiritual Works of Mercy are always a wonderful place to start. Jesus reminds us also that if we do not have the monetary means to help our neighbor, that prayer is also a great work of mercy! Tell others, too, how much Jesus loves them and wants to show them His mercy. This can be a great comfort to many souls.
If you would like to learn more, including how to recite The Divine Mercy Chaplet, please visit www.thedivinemercy.org.
Our Parish celebrates this great feast day every year. Please watch for an announcement in the bulletin and on this website. We invite you to visit and pray before our beautiful painting of The Divine Mercy in our Church any time.