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Celebrating the Feast of The Divine Mercy at St. Patrick Parish1000 N. Beckley Station Road (40245)502.244.6083
Divine Mercy Novena
A powerful prayer that can be prayed anytime,
but most especially the nine days before Divine Mercy Sunday.
April 18 (Good Friday) – April 26, 2014
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 (we will follow “St. Faustina’s Way of the Cross”)
On the remaining 8 days, please allow ~20 minutes for the novena prayers.
(see below for information pertaining to the Divine Mercy Novena)
Eucharistic Adoration & Private Confessions
In preparation for the Feast of Mercy, spend some time with Jesus.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
8pm – Midnight
The Most Blessed Sacrament will be Exposed at 8pm
with Adoration continuing until 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)
Divine Mercy Sunday and the Canonizations of Blessed John XXIII & Blessed John Paul II
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Private Confessions begin at 1:30pm Divine Mercy Hour begins at 3:00pm
— immediately followed by Holy Mass —
The Hour will include: A brief history of the Feast of Divine Mercy, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, singing of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, blessing of personal articles, Adoration, & Benediction
Knights of Columbus Honor Guard will lead the processions at the beginning of the Divine Mercy Holy Hour, as well as Holy Mass
The Divine Mercy Image, images of Saints John XXII & John Paul II and a relic of St. Faustina will be available for veneration
Fr. Martin Linebach, Pastor of St. Patrick Church, Confessor & Presider
Fr. Mark Baron, MIC, Homilist, Confessor, & Concelebrant
Fr. Jeff Shooner, Future Pastor of St. Patrick Church, Confessor & Concelebrant
* About the Divine Mercy Novena At the Hour of Mercy (3 o’clock pm), we will be praying the Divine Mercy novena in the Chapel at St. Patrick! It is important to note that this 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.”
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