The Feast of Mercy Divine Mercy Sunday April 8, 2018
Please join us at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church for confession beginning at 2 p.m. (your Lenten confession does count
toward the indulgence as well as going to confession afterward).
At 3 p.m., the Celebration of Divine Mercy Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be sung, followed by veneration of the Image, and prayers for the plenary indulgence. Confessions will also be available afterward.
WHY IS DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY IMPORTANT?
Jesus told St. Faustina that this Feast of Mercy would be a very special day when “all the divine floodgates through which graces flow
are opened”. Our Lord made a great promise to all those souls who would go to confession and then receive Him in Holy Communion on the Feast of Mercy, on the Sunday after Easter, which is now called Divine Mercy Sunday throughout the Catholic church. Jesus promised that “The soul that will go to confession and receive Holy
Communion shall obtain the complete forgiveness of sins and punishment.” He went on to say “I want to grant a complete pardon
to the souls that will go to confession and receive Holy Communion on the Feast of My Mercy.” For more information on the history of The Divine Mercy Sunday, please visit: http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/backgr.htm
We want to encourage everyone to take advantage of this incredible promise and the additional Plenary Indulgence on this great Feast of Mercy “Divine Mercy Sunday”.