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Divine Mercy Sunday Resources

 
Divine Mercy Sunday is Apri 23, 2017
During the course of Jesus' revelations to Saint Faustina on the Divine Mercy He asked on numerous occasions that a feast day be dedicated to the Divine Mercy and that this feast be celebrated on the Sunday after Easter. 

Divine Mercy Sunday Events in the Listening Area
 
St. Mary’s Cathedral and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Churches, Grand Island

Divine Mercy Novena                              

Day 1 of Novena - Cathedral             Good Friday, 3:00 PM (Eng/Sp) followed by the Outdoor Stations of the Cross (Sp)

Day 2 of Novena - on your own         Holy Saturday

Day 3 of Novena - on your own         Easter Sunday

Day 4 of Novena - Cathedral             Monday, Ap 17 - 5:15 PM (Eng)

Day 5 of Novena - Cathedral             Tuesday, Ap 18 - 5:15 PM (Eng)

Day 6 of Novena - Cathedral             Wednesday, Ap 19 - 6:00 PM (Sp)

Day 7 of Novena - Cathedral             Thursday, Ap 20 - 6:00 PM (Sp)

Day 8 of Novena – Cathedral             Friday, April 21- 6:00 PM (Sp) 

Day 9 of Novena - on your own         Saturday, April 22

Divine Mercy Sunday, April 23

Eucharistic Adoration/Divine                     2:45 PM - Blessed Sacrament

Mercy Chaplet

Outdoor Eucharistic Procession                 3:30 PM - Start at Blessed Sacrament and End at the Cathedral

Eucharistic Adoration/Benediction             4:15-4:45 PM - Cathedral

Holy Mass                                                  5:00 PM - Cathedral  |  Celebrant:Bishop Joseph Hanefeldt

Reception/Light Supper/Table Displays     6:00-7:30 PM - Cathedral Square

Confessions                                                 2:45-3:30 PM - Blessed Sacrament     

                                                                    4:15-5:00 PM - Cathedral  


Concerning the Feast of Mercy Jesus Said: 
 
Whoever approaches the Fountain of Life on this day will be granted complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. (Diary300)
 
I want the image solemnly blessed on the first Sunday after Easter, and I want it to be venerated publicly so that every soul may know about it. (Diary341)
 
This Feast emerged from the very depths of My mercy, and it is confirmed in the vast depths of my tender mercies. (Diary420)
 
On one occasion, I heard these words: My daughter, tell the whole world about My Inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment.*[our emphasis] On that day all the divine floodgates through which grace flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity. Everything that exists has come forth from the very depths of My most tender mercy. Every soul in its relation to Me will I contemplate My love and mercy throughout eternity. The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy. (Diary699)
 
Yes, the first Sunday after Easter is the Feast of Mercy, but there must also be deeds of mercy, which are to arise out of love for Me. You are to show mercy to our neighbors always and everywhere. You must not shrink from this or try to absolve yourself from it. (Diary742)
 
I want to grant complete pardon to the souls that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion on the Feast of My mercy. (Diary1109)
 
*Source: EWTN

As you can see the Lord's desire for the Feast includes the solemn, public veneration of the Image of Divine Mercy by the Church, as well as personal acts of veneration and mercy. The great promise for the individual soul is that a devotional act of sacramental penance and Communion will obtain for that soul the plenitude of the divine mercy on the Feast.

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