Catholics to observe Divine Mercy feast


FORT MADISON — The Feast of The Divine Mercy will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, 23rd St. and

Ave. I, May 1. The sacrament of reconciliation will begin at 2 p.m. and continue through The Divine Mercy Holy Hour, which begins at 3 p.m., the hour of great mercy. Mass will be celebrated at 4 p.m.

During The Divine Mercy Holy Hour there will be veneration at the image of The Divine Mercy, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, sung chaplet of The Divine Mercy, prayers for Divine Mercy for grace to be merciful to others, St. Faustina’s Praises of The Divine Mercy, prayers for the intention of the Holy Father, prayers to receive the plenary indulgence, benediction, divine praises and closing prayer.

As written in St. Faustina’s Diary, Jesus said, “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. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment.”


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