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
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 purgatory.
The Friends of Divine Mercy’s normal prayer schedule at St. Philip’s is to gather following the regular 9:00am Mass every Wednesday to recite the chaplet and meditate on Jesus’ Intention for the day.
All are welcome! You need not be a member of St. Philip’s to attend.
For more information, please call the Parish Office.