There will be a special Mass celebrated at St. Patrick's Parish on the Feast of Divine Mercy, which falls on the second Sunday of Easter (April 19, 2020). The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be sung by The Virtual Parish at 3:00 pm, and immediately followed by Sunday Mass celebrated by the priests of our parish. The Mass will be streamed live for all to join here:
Join us as we enter into a deeper contemplation of Divine Mercy, which is made manifest most fully in the passion and death of Christ on the Cross, for our salvation.
‘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.’ (source)
‘In a series of revelations to St. Maria Faustina Kowalska in the 1930s, our Lord called for a special feast day to be celebrated on the Sunday after Easter. Today, we know that feast as Divine Mercy Sunday, named by Blessed John Paul II at the canonization of St. Faustina on April 30, 2000.’ (source)
“My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and a 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. On that day are opened all the divine floodgates through which graces flow. 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 from the very depths of My most tender mercy. Every soul in its relation to Me will 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.” – Christ's words to St. Faustina (an excerpt from St. Faustina’s Diary, 699).
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Join St. Pat's Parishioners as we prepare for Divine Mercy Sunday, through praying the Divine Mercy Novena (nine days of prayer in preparation for this feast) which begins on Good Friday.
"By this Novena, I will grant every possible grace to souls"
- Christ's words to St. Faustina.
For each of the nine days, our Lord gave Saint Faustina a different intention (listed below). We pray for these intentions (and those we carry in our hearts) by praying the Chaplet of The Divine Mercy at the end of each daily intention.
Let's pray the Novena together! If possible, set a daily reminder for 3 o’clock, so that we may spiritually unite in prayer!
Why 3 o’clock?
“At three o’clock, implore My mercy, especially for sinners; and, if only for a brief moment, immerse yourself in My Passion, particularly in My abandonment at the moment of agony. This is the hour of great mercy for the whole world. I will allow you to enter into My mortal sorrow. In this hour, I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of Me in virtue of My Passion…”– Christ's words to St. Faustina
(an excerpt from St. Faustina’s Diary, 1320).