Celebrating the Feast of The Divine Mercy
at St. Patrick Parish
1000 N. Beckley Station Road (40245)
Divine Mercy Novena
A powerful prayer that can be prayed anytime,
but most especially the nine days before Divine Mercy Sunday.
April 3* (Good Friday) – April 11**, 2015
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 & the rare opportunity to venerate a relic of the True Cross.
On the remaining 8 days, please allow ~20 minutes for the novena prayers.
** Due to a scheduling conflict at St. Patrick on April 11, the final prayers of the Novena will be offered at the Cathedral of the Assumption (as part of the monthly Helpers Mass & Benediction)
About the Divine Mercy Novena
At the Hour of Mercy (3pm) each day we will be praying the Divine Mercy novena 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.”
Fr. Paul Farren — Author of the recently published book, “Freedom & Forgivenes: A Fresh Look at the Sacrament of Reconciliation”, will give a special presentation during the 3pm Holy Hour on Divine Mercy Sunday, will hear confessions on Saturday night (4/11) and Sunday afternoon (4/12), and will Concelebrate at Holy Mass. [Ordained in 1997 for the diocese of Derry, North Ireland (a seminary classmate of Fr. Shooner’s). Currently serves as Administrator of St. Eugene’s Cathedral and Director of Vocations and the Catechetical Centre in Derry, Ireland.]
Fr. Jeffrey Shooner — Pastor of St. Patrick Parish, will hear confessions on Saturday night (4/11) and Sunday afternoon (4/12) and will Preside at Holy Mass.
Fr. Daniel Brandenburg, LC — will hear confessions on Saturday night (4/11) and Sunday afternoon (4/12). [Ordained in 2007 with the Legionaries of Christ. Currently directs evangelization efforts of his brother priests, as well as consecrated & lay members of Regnum Christi in the Ohio Valley.]
*Additional priests will also be scheduled on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. For a specific schedule of confessors, please contact Donna Burry (firstname.lastname@example.org or 244-6820).
Eucharistic Adoration & Private Confessions
In preparation for the Feast of Mercy, spend some time with Jesus.
Easter Saturday, April 11, 2015
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
The Octave Day of Easter – Sunday, April 12, 2015
Private Confessions begin at 1:30 pm
Divine Mercy Hour begins at 3:00 pm
The Hour will include:
A special presentation by Fr. Paul Farren,
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament,
singing of the Divine Mercy Chaplet,
Adoration, & Benediction
— immediately followed by Holy Mass —
The Divine Mercy Image, St. Faustina relic,and image of Saint JPII will be available for veneration.