Divine Mercy Lenten Mission

Join us on Tuesdays (March 6 and 13) and Thursday, March 22 for a Lenten talk series on Divine Mercy.

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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 otherwise noted.

  • Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018
    • Masses at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Wednesdays during Lent:
    • Mass at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.*
    • Confession will be available from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Except Ash Wednesday)
  • Fridays during Lent
    • Reconciliation at 8 a.m.
    • Mass at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.*
  • Saturdays during Lent
    • Reconciliation at 2:30 p.m.

* denotes Mass is followed by Stations of the Cross

Holy Week

  • Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018
    • Masses at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 5 p.m.
  • Holy Thursday, March 29, 2018
    • 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, March 30, 2018
    • Good Friday Liturgy with a re-enactment of the Lord’s Passion at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
    • Please note: there will be no 9 a.m. daily Mass.
  • Holy Saturday, March 31, 2018
    • 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 1, 2018
    • Masses at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 5 p.m.

Divine Mercy Lenten Mission

To foster a deeper devotion to the Divine Mercy, all are invited to this year’s Lenten Divine Mercy Mission, happening on:

  • Tuesday, March 6 after the 7 p.m. Mass (Fr. Jerome)
  • Tuesday, March 13 after the 7 p.m. Mass (Fr. Cristino)
  • Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m. (Sharon van der Sloot). Snacks and refreshments to follow.

Take advantage of this opportunity to practice and know more about this devotion through this Lenten speaker series.

March 6: Divine Mercy – Jesus, I Trust in You

Fr. Jerome Lavigne

As our Lord chose St. Faustina 100 years ago, today, He chooses you and me to be his ambassadors of Divine Mercy — reconciling the brokenness of our world by spreading the news of his mercy.

March 13: Heart of Mercy

Fr. Cristino Bouvette

We explore the relationship between mercy and justice, as well as the distinction between mercy and forgiveness — for they are not the same thing — and how embracing the gift of mercy in our own lives can help us show forgiveness to others.

March 22: Journey to Divine Mercy

Sharon van der Sloot

Discover the journey that helped prepare St. Faustina for the mission entrusted to her care. The fact that God chose to make St. Faustina holy in the midst of an active vocation in religious life is a beautiful reminder of how God wants to meet each one of us wherever we are.

Divine Mercy Sunday Holy Hour

3 p.m. on Sunday, April 8, 2018

In celebrating Divine Mercy Sunday, join us at 3 p.m. for Eucharistic Adoration, meditation, and recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. All are welcome.

What is the Divine Mercy?

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”.

What is the Divine Mercy Novena?

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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