THE DIVINE SUNDAY & NOVENA
THE DIVINE SUNDAY
We invite all families to join in this day of extraordinary grace and promise! On this day, Jesus told St. Faustina, “The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment” (Diary 699). During this time of turmoil and division we experience around us, let our prayer be for peace rooted in God’s mercy and understanding toward us and we toward each other.
The extraordinary graces of Divine Mercy Sunday remove ALL sins and punishment when we accept the Lord’s invitation to heed the following:
† Profess a valid Confession during Lent or before DM Sunday (please see video below regarding change in Confession requirement during Coronavirus suspensions)
† Worthily receive Holy Communion on DM Sunday or Sat. Vigil (spiritual Communion suffices)
† Venerate the Image of Divine Mercy
† Repent and commit to amending our lives
† Be merciful to others through word, deed and prayer
Please watch the video below by Father Chris Alar, MIC, regarding the requirement for Confession and Holy Communion during this time of suspension of both sacraments.
For more information on the promises of Divine Mercy Sunday, see literature in the narthex of the Church or go to divinemercysunday.com
During this time of turmoil and division we experience around us, let our prayer be for peace rooted in God’s mercy and understanding toward us and we toward each other.
THE DIVINE MERCY NOVENA
Prepare to receive the extraordinary graces of Divine Mercy Sunday by praying the DIVINE MERCY NOVENA! Jesus asked that Divine Mercy Sunday, the Sunday after Easter, be preceded by a Novena of Chaplets beginning on Good Friday. The Chaplet should be offered each day for the days intention specified by Jesus (see brochures in Church vestibule or go to www.the divinemercy.org or https://www.praymorenovenas.com/divine-mercy-novena). The Novena can be prayed individually or in community.
Please join in this powerful time of prayer! Jesus promised, “By this novena (of chaplets), I will grant every possible grace to souls” (Diary, 796).
Our families, our country, and our world need our prayers imploring God’s mercy!
If you or your loved one are ill and would like to be included in the prayer intentions of the Divine Mercy Prayer Team Ministry, please e-mail email@example.com. Also, if you would prefer, we can coordinate a time for two of our members to come pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy in your presence and/or the presence of your loved one.
There are two ways to be part of the Divine Mercy Ministry at All Saints!!
The Divine Mercy Prayer Team Ministry prays for intentions that are given to us. DM Team members include these intentions in their Divine Mercy Chaplet and other prayers. We have been blessed to be part of many miracles that have occurred through the powerful Divine Mercy Chaplet prayer, including sending many souls to a peaceful eternity with Jesus’ promise of His mercy. This is all done through email — no meetings! A prayerful heart and trust in God are all that is needed.
The Divine Mercy Planning Team Ministry has a mission to promote the message of Divine Mercy as given by Jesus to St. Faustina Kowalska in her diary, Divine Mercy in my Soul. This group meets monthly and works to incorporate the Divine Mercy message and Chaplet into our parish life and outreach.
These efforts include:
- supporting parish Book Studies and Faith Enrichment programs,
- praying the Chaplet with seniors at Asst’d Living centers,
- preparing the All Saints Prayer Service for Divine Mercy Sunday (Sunday after Easter), and
- various other ways.
Please contact Kitty Moots at firstname.lastname@example.org to join in this ministry of spreading the powerful message of Jesus’ Divine Mercy!
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is a powerful prayer given by Jesus himself in the 1930’s to St. Maria Faustina, a Polish nun who was canonized in 2000 by Blessed Pope John Paul II. Through the Chaplet, Jesus extends many graces and unfathomable mercy to those who pray it and for whom it is prayed, especially the sick and the dying. Jesus said to St. Faustina:
“My daughter, encourage souls to say the chaplet I have given to you. It pleases Me to grant everything they ask of Me by saying the chaplet. …Write that, when they say this chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will stand between My Father and the dying person, not as the just Judge but as the merciful Savior” (Diary, 1541)
Jesus, I TRUST IN YOU!