Divine Mercy (Day of Grace Parish Program)
Divine Mercy Sunday April 18, 2004

Pope John Paul II encourages the Divine Mercy devotion

Pope John Paul II encourages the Divine Mercy devotion.

On April 30th in the Jubilee Year 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized St. Maria Faustina Kowalska, the “Great Apostle of Divine Mercy” and he declared that from now on, throughout the whole Church, the second Sunday of Easter would take the name of Divine Mercy Sunday.  Familyland Television Networkâ wants to help YOU celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday, (April 7, 2002), and, therefore, will be broadcasting 24 hours of programming dedicated exclusively to Divine Mercy.  

The Family Apostolate helps you celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday

 The Most Reverend Justin Rigali, Archbishop of St. Louis—host of Pope John Paul II’s visit to the United States in January of 1999—stated in a letter to his brother priests:  “I want to encourage and support parishes or groupings of parishes which can find a way to prolong the Divine Mercy Sunday celebration through the day, especially through Eucharistic adoration and through opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.” (April 1, 1998) 

The Day of Grace Parish Mission Program  is one such program that can help you prolong your celebration in your parish church on Divine Mercy Sunday, the second Sunday of Easter. It will assist you in providing a deeply spiritual and memorable celebration of Divine Mercy. 

 Organize a Divine Mercy Sunday parish mission with the Day of Grace Parish Mission Program

The program consists of captivating teaching programs and devotions, including:

  • The Chaplet of Divine Mercy
  • The Rosary, with one of the mysteries acted out in movie format
  • An examination of conscience based on the Ten Commandments—we hope the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be made available throughout the day
  • Time for Mercy, produced by the Marian Helpers. 

The program normally starts after the last Mass on Divine Mercy Sunday morning; right in the Eucharistic Presence of Our Lord reserved in the Tabernacle, with periodic adoration breaks. 

"Souls who spread the honor of My mercy I shield through their entire life as a tender mother her infant, and at the hour of death I will not be a judge for them, but a merciful Savior... (Diary, 1075)



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