Christ has Risen, as He said He would, Alleluia!!!
Happy & Blessed Easter to everyone. I pray you have a holy and joyous Easter Season.
Divine Mercy Sunday is celebrated annually on the last day of the Octave of Easter. While God’s Mercy has been with us from the beginning – His creating the world and us in it is an act of Divine Mercy as is every subsequent kindness and love, over the last century a deeper and more intentional devotion to Divine Mercy has developed. In particular, with the support and advocacy of Saint Pope John Paul II, Divine Mercy Sunday and the Divine Mercy Chaplet are particularly placed before us for our personal and communal devotion.
Why pray the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy?
Jesus Himself revealed the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy to Saint Sister Faustina. In His revelation – authenticated and approved by the Church - He asked her to pray the Chaplet unceasingly. Jesus told her: Say unceasingly the chaplet that I have taught you. Whoever will recite it will receive great mercy at the hour of death.
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy a most powerful prayer. Jesus told Sr Faustina: Even if there were a sinner most hardened, if he were to recite this chaplet only once, he would receive grace from My infinite mercy.
From the Diary of Sister Faustina, she records Jesus telling her: “Say unceasingly the chaplet that I have taught you. Whoever will recite it will receive great mercy at the hour of death. Priests will recommend it to sinners as their last hope of salvation. Even if there were a sinner most hardened, if he were to recite this chaplet only once, he would receive grace from My infinite mercy. I desire that the whole world know My infinite mercy. I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who trust in My mercy.” (Diary of Sister Faustina, Note number 687)
“Speak to the world about My mercy; let all mankind recognize My unfathomable mercy. It is a sign for the end times; after it will come the day of justice. While there is still time, let them have recourse to the fount of My mercy; let them profit from the Blood and Water which gushed forth for them.”
Become a part of that great multitude in the world today- Praising God for His great and abundant mercy! God is inviting us, enticing us, longing for us, our trust, and our faith. Like a loved one in our lives, who just wants to be close, God wants us close to Him. Even if you do not know God, God knows you, and He loves you. Do not hesitate to respond to His Most Generous Love. He simply wants to pour out His Divine Mercy on you.
Holy Family is hosting a
Holy Hour of Divine Mercy with recitation of the Chaplet
Today, Sunday April 19 from 2-3p.
Please join us!
Happy Easter! Please don’t forget to live it out each day, especially each and every Sunday!
Nothing Less than saints for the Holy Family of God.
Holy Family, Source of Life and Mercy, Pray for us.
~ Fr Jeremy M. Gries