Divine Mercy Sunday
“Help me, O Lord, that my eyes may be merciful, so that I may never suspect or judge from appearances, but look for what is beautiful in my neighbors’ souls and come to their rescue”
Diary of St. Faustina
During the 1930s, a Polish nun named Faustina Kowalska received several visions and messages from Jesus. During these private revelations a great emphasis was placed on the Divine Mercy of God.
In 1931, she had a vision of Jesus. He appeared before her as the “King of Divine Mercy”, wearing a white garment and with two rays of light shining from his heart. Jesus told St. Faustina to paint an image of him as he appeared before her, with these words "Jesus, I trust in you."
Divine Mercy is when God's love meets us and helps us in the midst of our suffering and sin. It is God stepping out in compassion to help us. We have and continue to make mistakes in our lives even though we may have the best intentions. We sometimes hurt each other. We act selfishly and against what is best. But God is always there to forgive us and show us mercy. And just as important as God’s mercy to us, is the mercy we show each other. God’s mercy is truly one of His greatest gifts.
On this Sunday of Divine Mercy, we should pray for God’s continued mercy on us all. We should be inspired to act mercifully toward one another, sharing resources and gifts and asking for and granting forgiveness to one another.
How can we live out Divine Mercy within our Churches of the Home?
Be Merciful to others and to yourself
Honor and Venerate the Image of Divine Mercy
Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Pray for the Dying
Participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation
It’s Three O’Clock Somewhere:
How to Live the Divine Mercy Devotion Any Time of Day
Discover how the Divine Mercy devotion can help you live your faith more fully, and join us on a journey of trust as you learn to embrace the Divine Mercy devotion and incorporate “Jesus, I Trust in You” into your daily prayer life. This book shares how to live the Divine Mercy devotion with whatever time you have to offer God and examines:
Choosing trust in God over worry and fear
How mercy is God’s chief attribute
Why deeds of mercy are so important in the spiritual life
Divine Mercy Chaplet
Join us for Mass this weekend in person at 4:00 PM on Saturday, 8:30 or 10:30 AM on Sunday, on www.gbres.org/live, our YouTube channel, and our Facebook page.
READINGS FOR THIS WEEKEND’S MASSES
VIRTUALLY SUNDAY REFLECTION
As we continue to celebrate the Easter season, we find mercy in the Resurrection. There have been examples of great faith and mercy throughout history. From the patience Thomas received as he came to understand to St. Faustina and her sharing with great love, mercy has changed the world and now it's our turn to pass it on. Join Fr Paul as he reflects on this Sunday's gospel and Divine Mercy Sunday.
This Weekend's Bulletin
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