The Divine Mercy Prayer Service at All Saints is a special, moving parish celebration of God’s great Mercy and outpouring of Graces! Jesus told St. Faustina that he wishes this observance of his devotion be spread throughout the world for salvation and peace. Please join us each year on Divine Mercy Sunday and make this powerful devotion part of your life!
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY PRAYER SERVICE
All Saints celebrates Divine Mercy Sunday, the Sunday after Easter, by having a special Prayer Service at 1:30pm, following the 12:15pm Mass on Divine Mercy 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…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 includes:
- † Reflections on the Diary of St. Faustina by Fr. Adam Ozimek
- † Litany of Divine Mercy led by Deacon Rick
- † Veneration of the Divine Mercy Image
- † Chaplet of Divine Mercy
During this special time of prayer, let us honor the request of Jesus when He reminded us that the harvest is great and for us to pray earnestly that the Lord of the harvest may send more holy laborers into His harvest.
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 prays the Divine Mercy Novena daily, beginning on Good Friday, 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 9:00am Masses
Easter Saturday – Following the 8:30am Mass