Divine Mercy Sunday – April 19
While a great many of us were hoping that by now, as we approach Divine Mercy Sunday, we would be able to publicly celebrate Mass and hold confessions in a safe manner this is still not possible because of the stay-at-home order as we do our part to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. But we can still celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday and all that it entails from a spiritual perspective; instead of going to confession, you can make an act of perfect contrition, and instead of receiving communion you can make a spiritual communion. To facilitate this we are providing to you several attachments about what you can do on Divine Mercy Sunday to obtain the special graces and indulgence associated with Divine Mercy Sunday during this pandemic.
This weekend there will be special Divine Mercy Liturgies from The National Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, MA. These will be available on Saint Gabriel Radio, EWTN, and on the Facebook page of the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy. Please see below for links to access this information.
St. Brigid of Kildare will continue to hold our Saturday 5 PM and Sunday 9:30 AM live stream Masses this weekend.
Saint Gabriel Radio: https://stgabrielradio.com/
The National Shrine of the Divine Mercy – web page: https://www.
shrineofdivinemercy.org/ events/divine-mercy-sunday- click-details-here
The National Shrine of the Divine Mercy – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/
In addition, please find these attachments from the Diocese of Columbus useful for this weekend:
- Divine Mercy Sunday Letter from Bishop Robert J. Brennan
- The Forgiveness of Sins, Indulgences, Absolution, & God’s Mercy During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- A Litany of Mercy
- Universal Prayer: Divine Mercy Sunday
During this time of the pandemic, when we say time and time again from the depth of our hearts “Jesus, I trust in You!” let us remember the words of Pope Saint John Paul II: “Those who sincerely say ‘Jesus, I trust in You’ will find comfort in all their anxieties and fears. There is nothing more man needs than Divine Mercy – that love which is benevolent, which is compassionate, which raises man above his weakness to the infinite heights to the holiness of God.” —Shrine of Divine Mercy in Cracow, Poland on June 7, 1997