Sunday, 19 April 2009
Divine Mercy Sunday
Our Parish priest has for several years, offered a Holy Hour on this Sunday, for devotion to the Divine Mercy.
Today the Holy Hour preceded the evening Mass, with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament throughout.
Fr. gave a short introduction to St. Faustina, the Polish nun, to whom Christ made known His wish for people to have recourse to His Divine Mercy.
There was a period of silent prayer and adoration interspersed with hymns and a couple of readings from St John and St Luke.
Then we prayed the intercessions from the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and the Holy hour closed with Benediction.
We brought along our picture of the Divine Mercy image, which hangs in the sitting room at home.Fr displayed it on the sanctuary, by the lectern, and afterwards, blessed it for us.
Beautiful, peaceful, quality time with Jesus. A wonderful way to prepare for Mass.
About 24 people attended-slightly up on last year.
Thank you Fr.