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"Praise the LORD, all you nations! Extol him, all you peoples! His mercy for us is strong; the faithfulness of the LORD is forever. Hallelujah!."
The Divine Mercy Cenacle is a group of parishioners dedicated to delve deeper into the writings of Saint Faustina, learn more about the Eucharist and the message of mercy. Each meeting consists of prayer, a study of Sacred Scripture and the Divine Mercy Chaplet. This practice is excellent for spiritual growth and to give a deeper understanding of our merciful Lord.
Meetings take place in the Parish Hall
***Meetings are subject to change without notice. Please contact the ministry facilitator for the most current schedule.
God loves us so much that one day Jesus appeared to a young nun named Sister Faustina Kowalska from Poland back in 1925. Sister Faustina wrote in her diary all the things that she has seen and experienced especially the messages of Jesus about the Divine Mercy.
Jesus said to St. Faustina: “I desire that there be a Feast of Mercy. I want this image, which you will paint with a brush, to be solemnly blessed on the first Sunday after Easter; that Sunday is to be the Feast of Mercy.”
Jesus said: “Souls perish in spite of my bitter Passion. I am giving them the last hope of salvation; that is, the Feast of My Mercy. If they will not adore My mercy, they will perish for all eternity. Secretary of My mercy, write, tell souls about this great Mercy of Mine, because the awful day, the day of My justice is near.
St. Faustina wrote: “In the evening, when I was in my cell, I saw the Lord Jesus clothed in a white garment. One hand was raised in the gesture of blessing, the other was touching the garment at the breast. From beneath the garment, slightly drawn aside at the breast, there were emanating two large rays, one red, the other pale. In silence I kept my gaze fixed on the Lord; my soul was struck with awe, but also with great joy. After a while, Jesus said to me, “Paint an image according to the pattern you see, with this signature: Jesus, I trust in You. I desire that this image be venerated, first in your chapel, and then throughout the world.
I promise that the soul that will venerate this image will not perish. I also promise victory over its enemies already here on earth, especially at the hour of death. I Myself will defend it as My own glory.
Novena of the Divine MercyJesus said: This prayer will serve to appease My wrath. You will recite it for nine days, on the beads of the rosary, in the following manner: First of all, you will say one Our Father and Hail Mary and the I Believe In God. Then on the Our Father beads you will say the following words: “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.” In conclusion, three times you will recite these words: “Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Chaplet of the Divine MercyJesus said: Say unceasingly the chaplet that I have taught you. Whoever will recite it will receive great mercy at the hour of death. 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. I desire that the whole world know My infinite mercy. I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who trust in My mercy.
St. Faustina wrote: While I was saying the Chaplet, I heard a voice which said, “Oh, what great graces I will grant to souls who say this chaplet; the very depths of My tender mercy are stirred for the sake of those who say the chaplet. Write down these words My daughter. Speak to the world about My mercy; let all mankind recognize My unfathomable mercy. It is a sign for the end times; after it will come the day of justice. While there is still time, let them have recourse to the fount of My mercy; let them profit from the Blood and Water which gushed forth for them.
Hour of the Divine MercyJesus said: At 3:00, implore My mercy, especially for sinners; and if only for a brief moment, immerse yourself in my Passion, particularly in My abandonment at the moment of agony. This is the hour of great mercy for the whole world. I will allow you to enter into My mortal sorrow. In this hour, I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of Me in virtue of My Passion.
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