We are all called to be
Apostles of Divine Mercy!
“My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and a shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners."
- Jesus to St. Faustina
This is a video about the life of St. Faustina
who received the revelations of Divine Mercy
Fr. Michael Gaitley on the Life of
Blessed John Paul II and Divine Mercy
"You are my Apostle of Mercy!"
You are invited to share the message of Divine Mercy.
1. Engage in deeds of mercy - Ask for Mercy, Be merciful and completely trust in the mercy of Jesus.
2. Encourage the people you know to come to the penance fair and the Feast of Mercy. They can join in the Mercy Walk if they like to hike or just meet us at Church for prayer, confessions and holy mass. Use the printable fliers to the right: The "How to" flier is to share the apostolic work and the "Feast of" is to share with people who are new!
3. Pray for all souls using the Novena of Divine Mercy - Click on the Novena Prayers button above in red.
What is the Feast of Mercy and How Shall I Prepare?
Going to Confession is not the only way we should prepare ourselves for Divine Mercy Sunday. As Cardinal Francis Macharski, then Archbishop of Cracow, Poland, explains in a 1985 pastoral letter, we are not simply called to ask for God’s mercy with trust. We are also called to be merciful:
Our own merciful attitude is likewise a preparation. Without deeds of mercy, our devotion would not be real. For Christ does not only reveal the mercy of God, but at the same time He places before people the demand that they conduct themselves in life with love and mercy. Pope John Paul II states that this requirement constitutes the very heart of the Gospel ethos (Rich in Mercy, 3) — it is the commandment of love and the promise: ‘Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy’ (Mt 5:7). Let it be a mercy that is forgiving and true, and universal, with good words, deeds, and prayer for others!
Our Lord’s words to St. Faustina about this requirement to be merciful are very strong and leave no room for misinterpretation:
Yes, the first Sunday after Easter is the Feast of Mercy, but there must also be acts of mercy. … I demand from you deeds of mercy, which are to arise out of love for Me. You are to show mercy to your neighbors always and everywhere. You must not shrink from this or try to excuse or absolve yourself from it (742).
Thus, to fittingly observe Divine Mercy Sunday in a solemn way, we should:
Celebrate the Feast on the Sunday after Easter.
Sincerely repent of all our sins.
Place our complete trust in Jesus.
Go to Confession, preferably before that Sunday.
Receive Holy Communion on the day of the Feast.
Venerate the Image of The Divine Mercy. To venerate a sacred image or statue simply means to perform some act or make some gesture of deep religious respect toward it because of the person whom it represents — in this case, our Most Merciful Savior.
Be merciful to others, through our actions, words, and prayers on their behalf.