The Divine Mercy Message and Devotion
This message and devotion to Jesus as The Divine Mercy is based on the writings of Saint Faustina Kowalska, an uneducated Polish nun who, in obedience to her spiritual director, wrote a diary of about 600 pages recording the revelations she received about God’s mercy. Even before her death in 1938, the devotion to The Divine Mercy had begun to spread.
The message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves us – all of us. And, he wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy.
How to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
The Novena of Divine Mercy begins on Good Friday and ends on the Saturday after Easter, or Easter Saturday. At Sacred Heart Parish we will pray the novena after the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion (3:00 pm) on Good Friday, and before every Mass from the Easter Vigil to Easter Saturday. We will also pray the novena at 7:00 pm in the Church from April 2 to 6.
How to pray the Divine Mercy Novena.
The Sunday after Easter, the last day in the Octave of Easter, is Divine Mercy Sunday. Our parish schedule for Divine Mercy Sunday is:
- Regular Mass schedule for at 8:30 and 11:00 am.
- Confessions from 2:00 to 3:00 pm
- Divine Mercy Chaplet at 2:30 pm
- Mass at 3:00 pm
- All Faith Formation Families and Parishioners are invited to our final event of the year. After 3:00 pm Mass, we will be having a Pot Luck Supper in the Parish Center Cafeteria. After Supper, Fr. Bob will share a reflection on the meaning of Divine Mercy and the importance of living its message.