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Divine Mercy Sunday Confessions and Mass
April 19, 2020
This second Sunday of Easter is a powerful reminder that Jesus is very much alive and working in His Church and in our lives. The Coronavirus pandemic has awakened within all of us a newfound appreciation for the things that matter most in life: our health, our families and our Catholic Faith. May we choose to trust God and let Him work as he wills in our lives.
In honor of the Feast of Divine Mercy we are offering drive-thru confessions on Saturday April 18th from 3-4pm and again on Sunday April 19th from 1-2:30pm in the church parking lot. If it happens to be raining the priest hearing confessions will be in his car. Join us for the Divine Mercy Vigil Mass at 4pm on Saturday April 18th live-streamed to our website stcolumbkilleparish.org and facebook.com/SColumkilleCLE/ The music for Holy Mass is attached below.
Holy Hour for Divine Mercy 3pm this Sunday
We will be live-streaming the Holy Hour on our parish Facebook page www.facebook.com/SColumkilleCLE/ a Holy Hour of Divine Mercy this Sunday at 3pm from Church. We will be praying the chaplet of Divine Mercy and spending time with the Risen Christ fully present in the Most Blessed Sacrament! Special local Christian musical guest Taylor Tripodi will be offering praise and worship music during the Holy Hour. Taylor and her family are parishioners at St. Michael’s in Independence. Visit https://www.facebook.com/taylortripodimusic/ for more information on Taylor and her ministry.
What is Divine Mercy?
It is because of Jesus working through St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (d. 1690) that the entire Church celebrates the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which has led, among other things, to tremendous blessings for families who have gone on to enthrone the Sacred Heart of Jesus in their home.
The Divine Mercy Feast is a brand new one, less than 25 years old. And it is less than 100 years ago that Jesus specifically asked St. Faustina to let the pope know He wanted the entire Church to honor and celebrate His Divine Mercy on this Second Sunday of Easter. Thanks be to God that St. John Paul II listened and acted.
God has special blessings and graces for us, if we take the time to listen and respond in trust. So don’t let this day, or perhaps this week, go by without learning a little more about Divine Mercy Sunday, about Jesus’ words to us, and then responding in the way that God is asking of you. One helpful summary of Jesus’ message is: the ABC’s of Mercy. A = Ask for mercy. B = Be merciful in deed, word, and prayer. C = Completely trust in Jesus. Jesus told St. Faustina that “Souls that make an appeal to my mercy delight Me. To such souls I grant even more graces than they ask.…Beg for mercy for the whole world.”
For even more information about Divine Mercy visit: https://watch.formed.org/divine-mercy-with-fr-michael-gaitley This is an amazing video series and definitely worth watching! Please visit https://www.thedivinemercy.org/message/devotions/pray-the-chaplet for information on how to pray the chaplet of Divine Mercy using your holy rosary.
Never Forget, the Lord is with us, always!