Experience God’s outpouring of Mercy
Divine Mercy Sunday
April 8th, 2018
What is Divine Mercy Sunday?
What is the Feast of Divine Mercy?
On this day, Jesus promises to grant complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. it is a call for ALL to be washed clean in his Love, through Holy Communion and Confession. He is offering a fresh start. Saint Pope John Paul II established the first Sunday after Easter as the Feast of Divine Mercy.
Who should come to Divine Mercy Sunday?
We all need God’s mercy. Jesus calls us all to experience the healing and strength of His tender mercy. The Feast of Divine Mercy is a “refuge and shelter for all souls…bring all souls to the spring of My mercy”.
What is a plenary indulgence?
On Divine Mercy Sunday, the Church offers the opportunity for a plenary indulgence. In very simple terms, is that, if we will go to Confession, receive Holy Communion we can obtain complete forgiveness of all sins and all the due punishment. “On that day the divine floodgates through which grace flows are opened.”
Should I go to Divine Mercy Sunday?
We all need God’s mercy.
This is a call for ALL to be washed clean in His Love, through Confession and Holy Communion. He is offering a fresh start. This Feast emerged from the very depth of God’s mercy. “Let no soul fear to draw near to Me…My mercy is great.”
We invite you to join us even if you’ve never participated before. You’ll be glad you did!
Divine Mercy Sunday at St. Mary of Gostyn
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Celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy at Saint Mary of Gostyn.
Sunday, April 8th
Liturgy 2:30 – 4:00pm.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Praises of Mercy, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Veneration of the Image and Benediction.
Confessions begin at 1:30pm.
Confession must be within twenty days, so you do not have to go on Divine Mercy Sunday.
Please note there will not be Holy Communion offered at the Liturgy.
Regular Mass times are Saturday Vigil 4:30pm, Sunday 8:00am, 10:00am and Noon, and Sunday at 6:00pm.
The Church, through the Power of the Keys given to Saint Peter and his successors, gives us this opportunity to obtain a plenary indulgence for the removal of all punishment due to sin already forgiven. To obtain such a great gift, it is necessary that the faithful be in the state of grace:
- Have the interior disposition of complete detachment from sin, even venial sin;
- Have sacramentally confessed their sins;
- Receive the Holy Eucharist;
- Pray for the intensions of the Supreme Pontiff, our Holy Father.
This indulgence may be gained only once a day and it may be for oneself or for a deceased relative or friend. Come, take advantage of so great a gift of God’s mercy and love.