Lent at St. Michael’s

Divine Mercy Devotion

Lent and Holy Week at St. Michael's

Lenten Schedule

Note: the following Mass and Confession times are in addition to our regular Mass and Confession times, unless noted otherwise.

  • Ash Wednesday, March 6
    • Mass at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Wednesdays during Lent:
    • Mass at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Fridays during Lent
    • Reconciliation at 8 a.m.
    • Mass at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Stations of the Cross
    • Wednesdays and Fridays after the 7 p.m. Mass, beginning on the week of March 11
  • Saturdays during Lent
    • Reconciliation from 2:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Lenten Penitential Service
    • Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m. Several priests will be available to hear confessions.

Holy Week

  • Palm Sunday, April 14
    • Masses at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 5 p.m.
  • Holy Wednesday, April 17
    • Confessions from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Holy Thursday, April 18
    • Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m. followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
    • Please note: there will be no 9 a.m. Daily Mass
  • Good Friday, April 19
    • Good Friday Liturgy with a re-enactment of the Lord’s Passion at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
    • Please note: the parish office is closed and there will be no 9 a.m. daily Mass.
  • Holy Saturday, April 20
    • Easter Vigil at 8 p.m.
    • Please note: there will be no 9 a.m. daily Mass and 5 p.m. anticipated Sunday Mass during this day.
  • Easter Sunday, April 21, 2018
    • Masses at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 5 p.m.

Please note that the parish office will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Devotion to the Divine Mercy

Click here to learn more about the Divine Mercy Sunday Celebration at St. Michael’s on Sunday, April 28

Divine Mercy: What is it?

From the diary of a young Polish nun, a special devotion
began spreading throughout the world in the 1930s. The
message is nothing new, but is a reminder of what the
Church has always taught through scripture and tradition:
that God is merciful and forgiving and that we, too, must
show mercy and forgiveness. But in the Divine Mercy
devotion, the message takes on a powerful new focus,
calling people to a deeper understanding that God’s love is
unlimited and available to everyone — especially the
greatest sinners.

The message and devotion to Jesus as The Divine Mercy
is based on the writings of Saint Faustina Kowalska, an
uneducated Polish nun who, in obedience to her spiritual
director, wrote a diary of about 600 pages recording the
revelations she received about God’s mercy. Even before
her death in 1938, the devotion to The Divine Mercy had
begun to spread.

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is recited using ordinary rosary beads of five decades. The Chaplet is preceded by two opening prayers from the Diary of St. Faustina and followed by a closing prayer.

Click here for a guide on how to pray this beautiful prayer.

Jesus to St. Faustina:

“….When they say this Chaplet in the presence of the dying, I
will stand between My Father and the dying person not as the just
judge but as the Merciful Savior”.

Novena guide

Jesus asked that the Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded by a Novena to the Divine Mercy which would begin on Good Friday.

In her diary, St. Faustina wrote that Jesus told her:

“On each day of the novena you will bring to My heart a different group of souls and you will immerse them in this ocean of My mercy … On each day you will beg My Father, on the strength of My passion, for the graces for these souls.”

Click here for a guide on how to pray the Divine Mercy Novena.

The Feast of Mercy

During the course of Jesus’ revelations to Saint Faustina on the Divine Mercy He asked on numerous occasions that a feast day be dedicated to the Divine Mercy and that this feast be celebrated on the Sunday after Easter, which we call Divine Mercy Sunday.

Click here to learn more about the Feast of Mercy.

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