Jesus said to St. Faustina,
"In the old covenant I sent prophets wielding thunderbolts to My people. Today I am sending you with My Mercy to the people of the whole world". (Diary, 1588)
The Mission of Divine Mercy is a community with a prophetic charism. We feel that God has called us to spread His Mercy throughout the world. Despite the littleness and weakness of us, its members, He is able to act through Faith. This is our charism:
7:30 pm - Mass of the Institution of the Eucharist
Eucharistic Adoration following Mass
10:30 pm - Vigil Ends and Mission closes
9:00 am - Walking Way of the Cross
After the Way of the Cross (roughly 11am) there will be:
veneration of a Relic of the True Cross at St. Joseph's Chapel
confessions until a 3pm
2:00 pm - Service of the Passion at St. Joseph’s Chapel
3:30 pm - Novena of Divine Mercy at St. Joseph’s Chapel
5:00 pm - Mission closes to public
9:00 am - Meditation and Rosary in honor of Our Lady of Sorrows at St. Joseph’s Chapel
9 - 11:00 am - Sacrament of Reconciliation at St. Joseph’s Chapel
10:00 am - Novena of Divine Mercy at St. Joseph’s Chapel
12:00 pm - Closes to public
6:00 am - Solemn Easter Vigil at St. Joseph’s Chapel
Festive breakfast following Mass
10:30AM - Mission opens
11:00AM - 2pm Confessions at St. Joseph’s Chapel
1:30PM - Chaplet at Teocalli
2:00PM - Mass at Teocalli
4:00PM - Chaplet and Veneration of Divine Mercy Image at Teocalli
5:30pm - Mission closes
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)
Mission la Divina Misericordia is Consecrated Ground, and out of respect for our Lord, His Mother, and each other please refrain from wearing:
Please be prepared for our rough terrain and outdoor conditions.
There will be limited seating.
Bring a sun hat and drinking water.
Think of the day as a pilgrimage and the inconveniences as an added opportunity to thank God for His great mercy.
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.
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
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
We are a private association of the faithful comprised of priests, brothers, sisters, consecrated laity and laity in Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio. Click here to see letters from our Archbishops