Today is Divine Mercy Sunday. St. Pope John Paul II declared Divine Mercy Sunday as a Feast of the Universal Church in 2000, on the occasion of the Canonisation of Sister Faustina Kowalska. St. Faustina was prompted by the Lord to promote the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, the 3.00pm Prayer and the Feast of Divine Mercy.
The invitation to celebrate the Feast is recorded in Sr. Faustina’s diary (499):
My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and a 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 are opened all the divine floodgates through which graces flow. 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. Everything that exists has come from the very depths of My most tender mercy. Every soul in its relation to Me will contemplate My love and mercy throughout eternity. The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My mercy.
Over many years in Cardiff, Divine Mercy Sunday has been celebrated at St. Alban’s, the Church which is now the home of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in formation, Cardiff. This year, the devotions will take place on a live stream from the Oratory.
The timetable is as follows:
3.00pm; Divine Mercy Prayers and Chaplet followed by Holy Mass.
Our regular Parish Mass from St. Teilo’s takes place at 10.00am – https://stteilos-olol.co.uk/