Divine Mercy Sunday Is April 24th

Happy Easter!

Thank you to those who are praying The Divine Mercy Novena with me.

The novena ends on April 23rd, the Vigil of Divine Mercy Sunday — aka The Feast of Mercy.

Have you heard of this feast?

I’m telling you about it because it’s so important and I don’t want you to miss out!

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Shrine of Our Lady of the Island, Manorville, NY. Photo taken by a friend

Origin

Divine Mercy Sunday is the second Sunday of the Easter season.

Since Easter Sunday is on a different date each year, this year the Feast of Mercy is: April 24th.

Jesus explained the significance of this day in private revelations to St. Faustina.

“…My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the Fount of My Mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity. Everything that exists has come forth from the very depths of My most tender mercy. Every soul in its relation to Me will contemplate My love and mercy throughout eternity. The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy.” (Diary, 699)

How?

There are only two simple steps for participating in Divine Mercy Sunday based on divine revelation and Church teaching.

Sacramental Confession

  • It reconciles us with God so we’re able to receive the abundant graces available on that day.
  • Most parishes offer confession weekly, so it’s ideal to go right before the feast. If we cannot do so, we’re permitted to go twenty days before or after.
  • If sacramental confession isn’t possible because we are sick and/or homebound: We can make an Act of Contrition and promise to go to confession as soon as possible.

Sacramental Communion

  • Go to Mass for the feast, on the Vigil April 23rd or Sunday April 24th, and receive Holy Communion.
  • If we’re in a state of mortal sin, we must go to confession before receiving Communion. If you’re not sure of the state of your soul, I advise going to confession right before the feast.
  • If sacramental Communion isn’t possible because we are sick and/or homebound: We can watch Mass on TV or online, make a Spiritual Communion and promise to receive Holy Communion sacramentally as soon as possible.

Jesus promises complete forgiveness of sins and punishment due to sin for every person who does these two simple acts.

If you ever wished you could have a fresh start or a clean slate, here’s your chance!

Please don’t ignore or miss this extraordinary opportunity.

Run to the Lord and ask for the abundant graces He wants to shower upon you.

If you desire to learn more about the Feast of Mercy, watch one or both of the videos below.

JESUS, I TRUST IN YOU

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