Father's Reflections Sunday of Divine Mercy
Apr 6, 2018
Dear St. Paul Family,
Today we join with our Holy Father Pope Francis in celebrating the Feast of Divine Mercy! This is a newer feast in the Church that was inserted into the Liturgical calendar by Pope John Paul II in the year 2000 at the Canonization of Sr. Faustina Kowalska.
To Saint Faustina Our Lord said:
"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." (Diary, 699).
This day we celebrate the richness, meaning, participation in and application of God's mercy for us. A special celebration of Divine Mercy will be celebrated this afternoon, Sunday, April 8th, for our area at St. Pius X Parish in Appleton. Confessions will be heard from noon until 3:00pm. Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be prayed at 3:00pm with Mass to follow at 3:15pm.
This day, on this Divine Mercy Sunday, we cry out with St. Thomas: "My Lord and My God" (Jn 20:28).
Our monthly Disciples on the Way Holy Hour will take place this coming Wednesday, April 11th from 7-8pm. All are invited to attend and to spend an hour with our Eucharistic Lord.