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Jesus said to St. Faustina:

I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and 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 fount 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. My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity. (Diary 699) 

Warning!

Please be prepared for our rough terrain and outdoor conditions. Think of the day as a pilgrimage and the inconveniences as an added opportunity to thank God for His great mercy.

There will be limited seating which we will prioritize for the elderly and those with special needs. You may want to bring your own chair, blanket for the ground, or be prepared to stand.

We will be renting extra golf carts for the day to transport those who need help. We ask everyone who is able to please walk and save the golf carts for those who truly need it: the elderly, people with health conditions, and mothers with little children.

Depending on the weather you will probably want to have some sun protection and drinking water.

 Dress code 

Mission la Divina Misericordia is Consecrated Ground, and out of respect for our Lord, His Mother, and each other please refrain from wearing:

  • shorts (men and women)
  • low cut or sleeveless shirts
  • hemlines or slits above the knee
  • tight fitting clothing
     

Schedule

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  • 11am Gates open
    • Confessions at St. Joseph's Chapel (11am-5pm)
    • Individual veneration of the Divine Mercy Image at the Teocalli
  • 2pm Mass at Teocalli
    • After Mass we will pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and continue with veneration of the image of Divine Mercy
  • 530 Mission Closes

What to Bring

  • water
  • comfortable shoes
  • a hat
  • a chair

Mass will be outside. There will be limited seeting for handicapped and elderly. Everyone else can bring their own lawn chair or sit on the hillside. No food will be provided.

Q. Do I have to go to Confession on Divine Mercy Sunday in order to receive the Promise of Divine Mercy?

A.  No. Your sacramental Confession does not have to be made on Divine Mercy Sunday in order to receive the benefits of Jesus’ Promise, or meet the requirements of the Plenary Indulgence.  It can be made before or after Divine Mercy Sunday.

How soon before Divine Mercy Sunday can you go to confession and have it count toward Divine Mercy Sunday ?

Dr. Robert Stackpole, Director of the John Paul II Institute of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, writes:

To receive those special graces — "the complete forgiveness of sins and punishment" ... in other words, a complete renewal of baptismal grace in our hearts — all we need to do is to receive Holy Communion in a state of grace on Divine Mercy Sunday, with trust in our Lord's great mercy.

Whether your last confession was 10, 20, 30, or even more days before Divine Mercy Sunday, as long as you do not have the stain of unconfessed mortal sin on your soul, then you are spiritually alive in Christ and able to receive His special grace from Holy Communion on that great feast day! Divine Mercy Sunday could just as easily be termed "Divine Generosity Sunday," when we consider how little our Lord requires from us in order that we may be able to receive this extraordinary outpouring of His love.

Actually, some people seem to believe that you have to go to Confession on the very feast day itself! But nowhere in St. Faustina's Diary does it stipulate this. In fact, we know from Diary entry 1072 that St. Faustina made her confession in preparation for Divine Mercy Sunday on the day before the feast, on a Saturday.
In fact, all of Lent should be a preparation to make a good confession in order to receive Holy Communion with an open and trusting heart on Easter Sunday and on the Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday.

Click here to see the full article from Dr. Robert Stackpole at www.thedivinemercy.org

Regarding the Divine Mercy Indulgence

The Church teaches that: It is appropriate, but not necessary, that the sacramental Confession and especially Holy Communion...take place on the same day that the indulgenced work is performed; but it is sufficient that these sacred rites and prayers be carried out within several days (about 20) before or after the indulgenced act.

Click here to see the full article from Vatican Website