Divine Mercy Sunday: Please join us in celebrating the Divine Mercy Sunday, 4/16/2023
You are invited to join in this year’s Divine Mercy Novena starting on Good Friday April 7 through Saturday April 15 at 3pm. As in the past we will be reciting the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at St. Anthony’s all nine days. On Divine Mercy Sunday, April 16, the final celebration will include additional prayers, explanations and benediction starting at 3pm. St. Anthony Church groups are welcome to present their banners at the Divine Mercy Service on April 216. Should you have any questions contact Lucyna Helms at 209-489-4633.
The Divine Mercy Message and Devotion (www.thedivinemercy.org)
The message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves us – all of us. And, He wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy.
The Divine Mercy message is one we can call to mind simply by remembering ABC:
A - Ask for His Mercy. God wants us to approach Him in prayer constantly, repenting of our sins and asking Him to pour His mercy out upon us and upon the whole world.
B - Be merciful. God wants us to receive His mercy and let it flow through us to others. He wants us to extend love and forgiveness to others just as He does to us.
C - Completely trust in Jesus. God wants us to know that the graces of His mercy are dependent upon our trust. The more we trust in Jesus, the more we will receive.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
80 Years Ago, Today on 22nd February 1931 Jesus revealed to St. Faustina the Image of His Divine Mercy
Saint Faustina was in her room in the convent in Plock, sometime late in the evening of 22nd February 1931. Her description of the momentous event is recorded in her diary of that day. She said, in the evening she was suddenly aware of a figure appearing in her room, she recognized the figure as Jesus, dressed in a white garment. (Diary No.47)
His right hand was raised in the gesture of a blessing, the left one was touching His breast where two bright clusters of rays starting from His heart and spreading out as they descended to the floor - one cluster was red, the other pale, showing as pale blue in the original painting, as described by her to the first artist who painted this image
On this first of many appearances of Jesus the Son of God to Sr.Faustina He requested her to have an image painted as she then saw Him. An image He told her that would be a means for great graces to be bestowed to all who prayed before it and asked for mercy for themselves and others. He told her it should have the signature "Jesus I trust in You" which implied, this should be repeated meaningfully by all who seek graces from it.
Jesus wanted this image of Himself as Divine Mercy to be honored, throughout the world. And the importance of this was repeated again and again during His visits to Sr.Faustina. He also added some extraordinary promises connected with the worship of the image.
Wherever you are, perhaps try to venerate an Image of Divine Mercy today in thanksgiving for such a great gift to all of us. We must always listen and do what Jesus asked us to do in humility and obedience.
Should you have any questions call or send me a text at (209) 489-4633. I have the DIVINE MERCY NOVENA AND CHAPLET brochures if you need some.
God Bless you all, stay safe and healthy,
Divine Mercy 2023
Novena to the Divine Mercy
The Divine Mercy Pray along with Video. The sung Chaplet, as seen on EWTN. Recorded at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy.
No Confession? No Communion? No Grace? (Fr. Chris Alar answers the questions)