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Church of the Home for Saturday, April 6

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


Mercy stands out as a central theme in Jesus' ministry. When we embody the love that God intended for us and we embrace our belovedness, we are transformed.


We are reminded that each saint had a past, and every sinner holds a future. Through the stories of these faith heroes, a common theme emerges: conversion. Everyone, including sinners, has the potential for a brighter tomorrow. This realization leads us to bask in the mercy of God.


Divine Mercy flows abundantly towards us, freely given and not based on merit, as it cannot be earned. God's love for us is not contingent on our worthiness; rather, we become worthy through His love. When we accept this mercy, it transforms us. Through this process, we come to terms with and find peace in our belovedness.


Our faith has many expressions of love and piety, called devotions, that come from a mixture of the teachings of Jesus, cultures around the world, and the faith of individuals or groups. They are popular spiritual practices to worship God or honor the saints in addition to celebrating Mass.


The devotion to Divine Mercy is associated with the reported apparitions of Jesus to Faustina Kowalska. In 1931 Poland, St. Faustina had a vision of Jesus instructing her to promote devotion to Divine Mercy. She documented her experiences in a diary, emphasizing trust in Christ's goodness and showing mercy to others as a way to express God's love.





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

How often do we look at our possessions and our wealth and reflect upon how much we really need? From our excess, how much are we willing to share? We are called to radical generosity and help those in need in recognition of the abundant gifts God has given us. Join Sr. Marla as she reflects on this weekend's scripture readings.

 

Families

 

This Weekend's Bulletin

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Parish Lyceum

The Parish Lyceum will feature a variety of topics, guidelines, and relevant information to nurture the PIESS of our lives – physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and social.


 

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Ruby and Res

Two cute and cuddly characters!






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