Divine Mercy Sunday (also known as the Feast of the Divine Mercy, Low Sunday, Dominica in albis, is celebrated on the Sunday after Easter, April 23rd, the Octave of Easter, observed by Roman Catholic as well as some Anglicans. It is originally based on the Catholic devotion to the Divine Mercy that Saint Faustina Kowalska reported as part of her encounter with Jesus, and is associated with special promises from Jesus and indulgences issued by the Church.
The feast of Divine Mercy, as recorded in the diary of Saint Faustina, receives from Jesus himself the biggest promises of grace related to the Devotion of Divine Mercy. In specific, Jesus reputedly said that a person who goes to sacramental confession (the confession may take place some days before) and receives holy communion on that day, shall obtain the total forgiveness of all sins and punishment. That means each person would go immediately after death to heaven without suffering in purgatory (or hell). Additionally, the Roman Catholic Church grants a plenary indulgence (observing the usual rules) with the recitation of some simple prayers.
We would like to invite all parishioner of the Good Shepherd Church to participate in the Novena to the Divine Mercy. We will gather to pray the Novena in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Please join us on the following dates and times:
Good Friday, April 14th at 2:30 p.m. in the Church
Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday, April 15 and 16th we pray the Novena on our own at home
Monday, April 17th through Saturday, April 22nd at 8:20 a.m. prior to the Rosary before Mass.