Divine Mercy at St. Patrick’s – April 6th, 2013

Celebrating the Feast of The Divine Mercy
at St. Patrick Parish
1000 N. Beckley Station Road (40245)
502.244.6083
Divine Mercy
Divine Mercy Novena

(Will be prayed each day at St. Patrick and St. Aloysius, Pewee Valley)

A powerful prayer that can be prayed anytime,

but most especially the nine days before Divine Mercy Sunday.

(*more info about the novena below)

March 29 (Good Friday) – April 6, 2013

Please join us in the Chapel at 3:00pm* each day to pray this powerful novena.

* On Good Friday, join us for a special hour of prayer (3-4pm) — including Stations of the Cross.

On the remaining 8 days, please allow ~20 minutes for the novena prayers.

Eucharistic Adoration & Private Confessions

In preparation for the Feast of Mercy, spend some time with Jesus.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Following the 5pm Mass – Midnight

Exposition will follow the 5pm Mass, with Benediction at Midnight

Adorers are welcome to spend time in prayer anytime throughout the evening.

Priests will be available for private confessions throughout the evening

(Those seeking the Sacrament of Reconciliation are encouraged to take advantage

of this additional opportunity and avoid the long lines on Divine Mercy Sunday)

Celebration of the Feast of Mercy

Divine Mercy Sunday, April 7, 2013

Private Confessions begin at 1:30 pm Divine Mercy Hour begins at 3:00 pm

The Hour will include: A brief history of the Feast of Divine Mercy, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, singing of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Adoration, & Benediction

— immediately followed by Holy Mass —

The Divine Mercy Image and St. Faustina relic will be available for veneration.

For further information about this great Feast, please visit:

http://www.divinemercy.org/

http://www.divinemercysunday.com/index.htm

http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/activities/view.cfm?id=1053

&/OR get the official Divine Mercy app (available FREE

from the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception)


The Divine Mercy novena is unlike other novenas. It is the first novena in the history of the Church created by Jesus — the words of the Divine Mercy novena prayers were dictated by Christ Himself to Saint Faustina for mankind. This fact makes it uniquely special, supremely holy, and an essential element of the Devotion to Divine Mercy.

In her diary, St. Faustina wrote that Jesus instructed, “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 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 & 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 (Regarding these souls, Jesus’ words as recorded by St. Faustina, “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.” )

All of us fall into one of these categories, regardless of our position in life. The novena is specifically structured to include everyone who is in need of special graces from God. It is an inclusive prayer. We all become part of Heaven while saying this novena. Whether we are a saint or a sinner, we will be granted graces for our state in life, graces we desperately need to survive the hardships in life.

 

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