Divine Mercy Devotions
SEEK CHRIST'S DIVINE MERCY
In an approved apparition for our time, Jesus taught St. Faustina Kowalska in the 1930s about His great mercy, and especially His mercy toward sinners. Speaking of the Feast of Divine Mercy, Jesus said to St. Faustina, “On that day the depths of my mercy will be open to all. Whoever will go to confession and Holy Communion will receive complete forgiveness of sin and punishment. Mankind will not enjoy peace until it returns to My Mercy.”
Following the devotion of St. Pope John Paul II to the Divine Mercy, our former pastor, Father Jim Scheuer, brought to our parish a first class relic of Saint Faustina and with it, an afternoon of devotion to Divine Mercy on the Sunday after Easter. The devotions include Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, readings and reflections from St. Faustina's Diary, praying St. Faustina's Way of the Cross, the opportunity for Reconciliation, veneration of the Divine Mercy image and relic of St. Faustina, time for prayer, and praying of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
For more information on this holy day which is "a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners", please contact Deacon Rick at 365-6249 or [email protected] or the parish office.
At the dawn of the twentieth century, three voices rose up from Poland to proclaim an urgent message, a message powerful enough to alter the course of an age plunging into spiritual darkness.
Filmed on location in more than twenty cities across Poland and the United States, this true story examines and chronicles the phenomenal lives and spiritual legacy of St. Faustina Kowalska, St. Maximilian Kolbe, and Pope St. John Paul II, modern day "Apostles of Mercy."
Through never before seen film footage, rare photographs, and extensive interviews with friends, biographers, and family members, this story journeys across a dramatic visual landscape to document their heroic struggles and herald the message of Divine Mercy to all mankind.