Divine Mercy Sunday
Prayer Service & Novena
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY PRAYER SERVICE
Divine Mercy Sunday Prayer Service, April 24th at 1:30pm, following the 12:15pm Mass. 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…On that day, the very depths of My tender mercy are opened. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the fount of my mercy” (Diary, 699). This is an extraordinary promise because normally when we go to Confession, the eternal punishment due to sin (hell) is removed, but the temporal punishment due to sin (purgatory) may still remain. The extraordinary graces of Divine Mercy Sunday, however, 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
- Worthily receive Holy Communion on DM Sunday or Saturday Vigil
- Venerate the Image of Divine Mercy
- Repent and commit to amending our lives
- Be merciful to others through word, deed and prayer
The All Saints Divine Mercy Prayer Service will include:
- † Reflections on the Diary of St. Faustina by Fr. Adam Ozimek & Msgr. Marren
- † Litany of Divine Mercy led by Deacon Rick
- † Veneration of the Divine Mercy Image
- † Chaplet of Divine Mercy
During this special Prayer Service, let us especially remember all of our brothers and sisters who are suffering for the faith, a faith that puts Jesus first in their lives, as they worship Him in love and trust.
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). The Novena can be prayed individually or in community.
All Saints will be praying the Divine Mercy Novena daily, beginning on Good Friday, April 15th, at the times and locations listed below. 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).
Good Friday – 11:45am in the Church
Holy Saturday – 12:00pm in the Church
Easter Sunday – Following 10:30am Mass
Easter Monday-Friday – Following 7am and 9:00am Masses
Easter Saturday – Following the 8:30am Mass
JOIN ONE OF OUR TWO MINISTRY TEAMS!
1) 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.
2) 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 is all that is needed!
Interested in joining either of our ministry teams? Please contact Kitty Moots at email@example.com to join our Prayer Team or our Planning team in spreading the powerful message of Jesus’ Divine 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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!
Seal Your Doorposts
“Seal Your Doorposts” with the image of Divine Mercy to show an act of faith and to provide protection for your home and family in these trying times. The Marian Fathers invite you to participate in a simple, but incredibly powerful act of faith and protection.
Watch the video below to hear Fr. Chris Alar, MIC explain how to protect you and your family by posting an image of the Divine Mercy on your front doors (instructions in the video on obtaining a free image through the Marians).