Divine Mercy Novena begins Good Friday, April 7 at 6:30 pm and culminates on the Feast of Divine Mercy, Sunday, April 16 at 1:30 pm. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Adoration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Benediction will begin at 3 pm. Then join us at 3:30 pm for our Divine Mercy Sunday Reception hosted by our Youth Ministry! With the guidance of Fr. Mark, our Youth Ministry students will be preparing and cooking food for the whole family. All are invited! Freewill donations area appreciated. All proceeds will go towards the Summer Mission Trip.
Learn how to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet and sign up to receive novena reminders at: https://www.praymorenovenas.com/how-to-pray-the-divine-mercy-chaplet
Jesus asked that the Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded by a Novena to the Divine Mercy which would begin on Good Friday. He gave St. Faustina an intention to pray for on each day of the Novena, saving for the last day the most difficult intention of all, the lukewarm and indifferent of whom He said: “These souls cause Me more suffering than any others; it was from such souls that My soul felt the most revulsion in the Garden of Olives. It was on their account that I said: ‘My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass Me by.’ The last hope of salvation for them is to flee to My Mercy.”
In her diary, St. Faustina wrote that Jesus told her: “On each day of the novena you will bring to My heart a different group of souls and you will immerse them in this ocean of My mercy … On each day you will beg My Father, on the strength of My passion, for the graces for these souls.”
The different souls/intentions prayed for on each day of the novena are:
DAY 1 (Good Friday) – All mankind, especially sinners
DAY 2 (Holy Saturday) – The souls of priests and religious
DAY 3 (Easter Sunday) – All devout and faithful souls
DAY 4 (Easter Monday) – Those who do not believe in Jesus and those who do not yet know Him
DAY 5 (Easter Tuesday) – The souls of separated brethren
DAY 6 (Easter Wednesday) – The meek and humble souls and the souls of children
DAY 7 (Easter Thursday) – The souls who especially venerate and glorify Jesus’ mercy
DAY 8 (Easter Friday) – The souls who are detained in purgatory
DAY 9 (Easter Saturday) – The souls who have become lukewarm
During the Solemn Novena leading to Divine Mercy Sunday, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy should be offered each day for the day’s intentions.