THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS DONORS – We are blessed with generous donors at St. Mother Guerin parish. Recently two large beautiful pictures of Jesus as the Divine Mercy were anonymously donated to the parish. One has been put in the chapel at St. Celestine and the other is being placed in the church at St. Cyprian.
The Divine Mercy refers to a devotion that started in Poland in the 1930s, when apparitions of Jesus were reported by Sr. Faustina Kowalska. Sr. Faustina is now St. Faustina, canonized in 2000 by St. Pope John Paul II.
Many people pray the Divine Mercy chaplet, which is easy to do on rosary beads. Divine Mercy Sunday is the first Sunday after Easter. In St. Faustina’s vision, Jesus asked her to encourage a novena with this devotion, and many practice this leading up to Divine Mercy Sunday. We usually pray the Divine Mercy chaplet at the Holy Hour on the First Friday of the month at St. Celestine.