Sunday, April 11, 2010

Divine Mercy Sunday

Today I had the opportunity to attend a Divine Mercy celebration at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Indianapolis. What a powerful prayer experience! The presider was Msgr. Joseph F. Schaedel the vicar general of the Archdiocese. The service included Adoration, Divine Mercy Chaplet, a sermon on the Divine Mercy, a solemn procession of the Blessed Sacrament, St. Faustina's praises of the Divine Mercy, Prayers of Entrustment to Divine Mercy by Servant of God, John Paul II and a closing Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. I was blessed to celebrate with good friends and many faithful followers.

You can find a plethora of information on St. Faustina as well as prayers and devotions to the Divine Mercy on the Internet. I've included the Divine Mercy Chaplet in this post. May God continue to bless us with His Divine Mercy, and may we in turn show mercy to all those in need.

Using a Rosary pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet as follows:

1. Begin with the Sign of the Cross, 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and The Apostles Creed.

2. Then on the Our Father Beads say the following:
Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

3. On the 10 Hail Mary Beads say the following:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

(Repeat step 2 and 3 for all five decades).

4. Conclude with (three times):
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

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