The Divine Mercy
The message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves us – all of us. And, he wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy.
This message and devotion to Jesus as The Divine Mercy is based on the writings of Saint Faustina Kowalska, an uneducated Polish nun who, in obedience to her spiritual director, wrote a diary of about 600 pages recording the revelations she received about God's mercy. Even before her death in 1938, the devotion to The Divine Mercy had begun to spread.
For more information on The Divine Mercy, visit www.thedivinemercy.org/message
Divine Mercy Sunday is always celebrated on the first Sunday following Easter.
Divine Mercy Sunday at Queen of Peace
Queen of Peace Church annually celebrates Divine Mercy Sunday with a special program. Come, Sing, and Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy with us in the Presence of the Blessed Sacrament. All Are Invited to Attend!
Our Celebration includes:
- Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Confessions
- Recitation of the Holy Rosary
- Prayers for departed parishioners & loved ones
- Hour of Mercy
- Readings from St. Faustina's diary
- Divine Chaplet Chant
- Eucharistic Procession
- Dinner Reception
Come and allow yourself to be immersed in the Mercy of God!
"The soul that will go to CONFESSION and receive HOLY COMMUNION will obtain complete forgiveness of sin and punishment."
- Jesus to St. Faustina, Diary #699
Desired by Our Lord Jesus Christ…
The desire for emphasis of the celebration of Divine Mercy was expressed by Our Lord, in His revelations to St. Faustina. We read in her writings, “My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the font of My mercy.” “Let no should fear to draw near Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity.”
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy
You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.
O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!(3x)
On rosary beads, begin:
Our Father, Hail Mary, the Creed.
On the Our Father beads, pray:
Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
On the Hail Mary beads, pray:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
In conclusion, pray three times:
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
For a more detailed description of how to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, click here
Divine Mercy Chaplet Chant
"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."
—St. John Paul II
Shrine of Divine Mercy in Cracow, Poland
June 7, 1997
Divine Mercy and the Apostolate for the Dying
We have recently formed a new group in our parish called The Apostolate for the Dying who have made a commitment to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy each day at/or as close as possible to, the 3 O’clock Hour of Mercy for those who are sick and who may die that day. If you know of anyone who needs our prayers, or if you would like to join us in this beautiful work of mercy, please contact Myrna Heister at email@example.com or leave a voicemail or send a text message to 562-0249. We are also willing to visit the bedside of anyone who is in need of prayer at the request of the family.