Friday, April 17, 2009

Divine Mercy Sunday is this Weekend!

Is there a person on this earth that can afford to miss out on this most generous grace that Christ is giving away for free??????????????????????????????????????

If not for yourself, offer up these special graces for a deceased loved one or souls in Purgatory, who are no longer able to make use of such graces and who rely entirely on our prayers for their behalf.

Jesus Himself , as revealed to Saint Faustina, promised many graces to those who celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday. On April 30, 2000, the day of Saint Faustina's cannonization, Pope John Paul II declared the second Sunday of Easter to be Divine Mercy Sunday throughout the world. In her diary, Saint Faustina reveals the graces Christ promises to mankind on this day,

"I want to grant a complete pardon to the souls that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion on the Feast of My mercy (1109)."

Many parishes celebrate this Feast day with confession, prayer of the Divine Mercy Chaplet(, and Holy Mass.

The Chaplet, especially, is a prayer Jesus instructed Saint Faustina to pray constantly, promising,

"Encourage souls to say the Chaplet which I have given you (1541). Whoever will recite it will receive great mercy at the hour of death (687). When they say this Chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will stand between My Father and the dying person, not as the just Judge but as the Merciful Savior (1541). Priests will recommend it to sinners as their last hope of salvation. Even if there were a sinner most hardened, if he were to recite this Chaplet only once, he would receive grace from My infinite mercy (687). I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who trust in My mercy (687). Through the Chaplet you will obtain everything, if what you ask for is compatible with My will. (1731)"

Pray the Chaplet on ordinary Rosary beads, whenever you think of it (driving, cooking, falling asleep, waking up, putting your child to sleep, visiting the sick, during Communion, upon entering Mass, after confession, passing a cemetary, passing a funeral home or procession).

Offer it for:

deceased loved ones

souls in Purgatory

conversion of hearts

the sick and dying

those who will die today

souls of little childrenj

for Mary's intentions

for the Holy Father's intentions

Ask for Saint Faustina to intercede before your prayer.

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