DIVINE MERCY… the message of Divine Mercy is that God wants us to turn to Him with trust and repentance while it is still a time of mercy, before He comes as the just Judge. What God wants most from us is to turn to Him with trust. The first act of trust is to receive His mercy. His mercy is always available to us, no matter what we have done or what state we are in. “The greater the sinner, the greater the right he has to My mercy.” (Diary of St. Faustina)
DIVINE MERCY… not only are we to receive His mercy, but we are to use it, being merciful to others by our actions, by our words, and by our prayers; in other words, by practicing the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. We can make our everyday “trials and tribulations” meritorious when we “offer them up” to the Lord as Jesus offered His sufferings (especially during His Passion) to His Father for us.
The FRIENDS OF DIVINE MERCY prays the chaplet, most frequently, for the SICK, the DYING, and the SOULS IN PRUGATORY.
The FRIENDS OF DIVINE MERCY ‘s normal prayer schedule at St. Philip’s is to gather following the regular 9AM Wednesday Mass, ( from September thru May ) to recite the chaplet and meditate on Jesus’ Intention for the day… in Multi-Purpose Room III…[all within approximately 20 minutes].
( You need not be a member of St. Philip’s to participate ).
THE FRIENDS OF DIVINE MERCY enjoys its summer vacation from June thru August. Effective the first Wednesday of September, the FRIENDS OF DIVINE MERCY will renew its normal schedule following the regular 9 AM Wednesday Mass.
THE FRIENDS OF DIVINE MERCY, over the summer months of June, July, and August, will be reciting their daily chaplet individually, with a special emphasis on gaining indulgences for “the souls in purgatory”.
The FRIENDS OF DIVINE MERCY remembers (in this special way) the Words of Jesus’ Intention to Saint Faustina —- “Today bring to Me the souls who are detained in purgatory. All these souls are greatly loved by me. It is in your power to bring them relief. Draw all the indulgences, from the treasury of My Church, and offer them on their behalf, paying off their debt for My Justice.”
DIVINE MERCY… familiar chaplet prayers, using ordinary rosary beads: on the large beads, we pray — Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world. On the small beads, we pray — For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. At end we pray [ 3x ], Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
All are welcome; you need not be a member of St. Philip’s to attend.
Watch the inspirational message below from Father Donald Calloway
For more information, contact Jude Schlager or call him at 717-449-8376.