When Jesus appeared to St. Faustina, he told her that he wanted all to appeal to his mercy and learn to trust in him. He said that he wanted to open wide the gates of divine mercy before opening the gates of judgement. He said this would help prepare the world for his coming.
For this reason, Pope John Paul II during his Canonization homily of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska declared the second Sunday of Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday.
The words of Jesus from Sr. Faustina's Diary:
'The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which grace flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet.' (Diary 699)
'I want to grant complete pardon to the souls that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion on the Feast of My mercy.' (Diary 1109)
Event: Divine Mercy Sunday Mass
Date: Sunday, April 11th, 2010
Time: 2 PM
Place: St. Florian Catholic Church
1233 South 45th Street
West Milwaukee, WI 53214
The Mass will be followed by benediction and singing of Divine Mercy prayers. Reception of cake and coffee will follow downstairs in Carmel Hall. All are invited to come and share in fellowship.
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