Contact Phone Number: (504) 577-0385
Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1802 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112
Event Information: Most Rev. Alfred C. Hughes, Celebrant and Homilist
Divine Mercy Sunday Solemn Celebration
St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1802 Tulane Ave., New Orleans, LA 70112
!;00 Sacrament of Reconciliation begins - priests will be available until the time of Holy Mass
!:30 Eucharistic Adoration and Rosary
2:20 Chaplet of The Divine Mercy
3:00 Holy Mass
Blessing with First Class relic of St. Faustina Kowalska follows Holy Mass
Children who attend may participate in the Entrance Procession before the life size image of The Divine Mercy
The merciful love of God is the very heart of Sacred Scripture. Our Merciful Father has been calling Hs children back to Him through the prophets of the Old Testament, through His Son, Jesus Christ, and through His Church. The message of the Prodigal Son comes alive on Divine Mercy Sunday as the Father opens His arms to receive us back without punishment.
In the DIARY, St. Faustina recorded 14 revelations of Our Lord requesting this feast day. In diary entry #699:
"I desire the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and a shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy
are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the Font of My Mercy.The soul that will go to Confession
and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which
graces flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depth
of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the First Sunday after Easter."
To receive the promised graces, go to Confession in preparation for the feast, remain in a state of grace to receive Holy Communion on the feast, and receive with great trust in Divine Mercy. ( Confession may be anytime during Lent, it does not need to be on Divine Mercy Sunday.)
The grace of Divine Mercy Sunday has been compared to the grace of Baptism. It forgives all sins and provides for the removal of all punishment due to sin (even for sins forgotten to be confessed).