Divine Mercy Sunday April 15

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Divine Mercy Sunday April 15

Pope Benedict has embraced Blessed John Paul II’s legacy on Divine Mercy and made it his own. He has given a mandate for us to go forth as witnesses of Divine Mercy:

“Divine Mercy is not a secondary devotion but an integral dimension of Christian faith and prayer ... True religion thus consists in being attuned to [God’s] Heart, ‘rich in mercy’, which asks us to love everyone, even those who are distant and our enemies ... [Divine Mercy] is a central message precisely for our time: Mercy as God’s power, [is] a divine barrier against the evil of the world ... go forth and be witnesses of God’s mercy, a source of hope for every person and for the whole world!” (Pope Benedict’s Divine Mercy Mandate – David Came)

St Faustina recorded in her diary a simple but profound lesson from Jesus on how to be a witness of Divine Mercy: “I am giving you three ways of exercising mercy toward your neighbour: the first – by deed, the second – by word, the third – by prayer.”

Divine Mercy Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to both receive and show mercy.

Divine Mercy celebrations will be held at:

Church of the Apostles, Margaret Street, Launceston:
2.30pm – Devotions include the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Benediction and Reconciliation.
Enquiries: Bernice (03) 6344 1799.

Sacred Heart Church, Ulverstone:
9am Mass with Divine Mercy Chaplet following. Enquiries: Bruce (03) 6424 1789.
Prior to Divine Mercy Sunday there will be a novena of the Divine Mercy Chaplet:
At Sacred Heart Church, Ulverstone at 9.30am following daily Mass Emmaus House, Devonport (opposite Our Lady of Lourdes School) at 6.30pm each evening.

St Mary’s Cathedral, Harrington Street, Hobart:
2pm – 3pm Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Divine Mercy Chaplet
and Reconciliation.
3pm Benediction 3.15pm Mass.
Enquiries: Maree (03) 6228 7108.