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The Feast of Divine Mercy Celebrated March 29-30

The Feast of Divine Mercy

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Confessions: 3:00 PM

Anticipated Mass: 4:00 PM

Holy Hour with Veneration of the Divine Mercy Image: 5:00 PM

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Mass: 10:00 AM (confessions after Mass)

Confessions: 2:00 PM

Holy Hour with Veneration of the Divine Mercy Image: 3:00 PM


Plenary Indulgence for Divine Mercy Sunday: In a decree dated August 3, 2002, the Apostolic Penitentiary announced that in order "to ensure that the faithful would observe this day (Divine Mercy Sunday) with intense devotion, the Supreme Pontiff himself established that this Sunday be enriched by a plenary indulgence...so that the faithful might receive in great abundance the gift of the consolation of the Holy Spirit.  In this way, they can foster a growing love for God and for their neighbor, and after they have obtained God's pardon, they in turn might be persuaded to show a prompt pardon to their brothers and sisters." The plenary indulgence is granted (under the usual conditions of a sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion and a prayer for the intentions of the Supreme Pontiff) to the faithful who, on Divine Mercy Sunday, in a spirit that is completely detached from the affection for a sin, even a venial sin, recite the Our Father and the Creed, and also adding a devout prayer (e.g. Merciful Jesus, I trust in you!).

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