DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
St. Joan of Arc parish will host its 13th annual DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY HOLY HOUR at 3 PM on Sunday, April 28th, 2019. During Eucharistic Adoration, Rev. Michael Joly will lead the chanting of the beautiful Divine Mercy Chaplet. Following readings from Sacred Scripture, Father Joly will offer a reflection on Divine Mercy. After Benediction, our parish Music Director, Liam Less will present a program of selected organ/piano music. Light refreshments will follow.
Come and join us for a beautiful and uplifting hour of prayer and music !
THE DIVINE MERCY xDEVOTION
The Message of Divine Mercy – that God is merciful and forgiving – is found throughout Sacred Scripture and Tradition. It has been taught by the Church throughout the ages. In the early 1930’s, a young nun, sister Faustina, received extraordinary revelation or messages from Our Lord which sparked a strong and significant focus on the Mercy of Christ. Jesus asked Sr. Faustina to record these experiences; they are compiled in her Diary “Divine Mercy in My Soul”.
THE DIVINE MERCY PRAYER GROUP
The St. Joan of Arc Divine Mercy Prayer Group was started in 2011. Our members strive to deepen their personal spirituality while promoting Christ’s message to St. Faustina that God is a loving Father, rich in mercy and abounding in great kindness and love.
Members seek to:
- Promote the Message of Divine Mercy through the study of Sacred Scripture; the Catechism of the Catholic Church; and the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina.
- Proclaim the truth of the Real Presence of Jesus in the Most Holy Eucharist.
- Lead the recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 3 PM at First Friday Adoration.
- Offer the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the sick and dying.
- Plan and implement the annual parish celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday.
- Encourage members in the exercise of the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy.
- Attend monthly meetings to honor individual prayer requests and to pray for the Universal Catholic Church.
PRAYER GROUP MEETING TIMES
First Thursday of the month at 7 PM in Room F/H. For questions contact: Grace, 757-218-0397; Geri, 757-890-0165; parish office, 757-898-5570.