Jesus said to St. Faustina about Divine Mercy Sunday "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."
It is impossible for everyone to go to confession on Divine Mercy Sunday. We encourage everyone to go beforehand. This great article by Dr. Robert Stackpole explains that going to confession during Lent and remaining in a state of grace is sufficient to recieve the graces of our Lord's promise of Divine Mercy Sunday.
"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."
On Pentecost Sunday Bill Roderique became a novice of the Consecrated Lay branch of MDM taking the name Peter of the Heart of Jesus and Mary. He is our first consecrated lay man. We will post more about this branch soon. Below is a little biography that Fr. John Mary asked Peter to write.
I am the 5th child of 10 children born to Deacon Ray and Kathleen Roderique. My parents remained married for over 50 years and are both now deceased. My early childhood was typical for a child in a large Catholic family; never enough food or Christmas presents.
Somewhere back about 1970:
My Parents started a Charismatic prayer group that met in our home once a week. I was just 10 years old and attended more because of the pot luck treats that were available after the meetings. Still, the Holy Spirit worked His Love and before I knew it I was a fully participating member of the prayer ministry (gift of tongues and all).