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When Pope John Paul canonized Sr. Faustina (making her St. Faustina), he also, on the same day, surprised the entire world by establishing Divine Mercy Sunday (the feast day associated with the message) as a feast day for the entire Church. The feast day falls on the Second Sunday of the Easter season. On that day, Pope John Paul II declared, “This is the happiest day of my life.”

In the Archdiocese of Cincinnati there are several Divine Mercy Sunday Special Liturgy’s:

Church of the Transfiguration, 972 S. Miami St., West Milton OH 45383-1212
Divine Mercy Sunday April 23rd: Reconciliation: 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. Prayers and Readings from St. Faustina’s Diary
1:00 p.m. Readings from Diary
1:30 p.m. Rosary
2:00 p.m. Prayers and Readings from Diary
12:30 p.m. Prayers and Readings from Diary & Scripture
3:00 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet and Praises, Benediction, Veneration of Divine Mercy Image & Relic of St. Faustina

Emmanuel, 149 Franklin St., Dayton OH 45402-2598
Divine Mercy Sunday April 23rd: Confessions, Eucharistic Adoration, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Mass 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Our Lady of Victory Parish & School, 810 Neeb Rd., Cincinnati OH 45233
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Join us for prayer, confession and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy on Divine Mercy Sunday.

Queen of Peace, 2550 Millville Ave., Hamilton OH 45013
2:00 pm: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Confessions
2:30 pm: Rosary
3:00 pm: Hour of Mercy
3:15 pm: Divine Chaplet Chant
3:30 pm: Eucharistic Procession on Church grounds
4:00 pm: Hospitality and Fellowship

St. Augustine Church, 48 Hanover St., Minster OH 45865
From 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Event begins at 2:00 p.m. with viewing the DVD “Tell All the Souls About My Mercy,” followed by a prayer service, rosary, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, veneration of the image, Benediction, and confession.

St. Bartholomew, 9375 Winton Rd., Cincinnati OH 45231-3994
Divine Mercy Sunday April 23rd at 2:00 p.m.: Confessions from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. Hour of Mercy.

St. Francis Xavier Downtown, 607 Sycamore St., Cincinnati OH 45202-2512
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Join us for St. Xavier’s 2nd annual Divine Mercy Sunday Celebration. Free lunch and talk by Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet, authors of “Divine Mercy for Moms.” The talk will be followed by Holy Hours, Confessions, Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction.

St. Lawrence Church, 3680 Warsaw Ave., Cincinnati OH 45205
parish will finish its Divine Mercy Novena with Benediction, Adoration, and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy following 11 am Mass.

St. Paul Church, 517 Meiring Rd., Fort Recovery OH 45846
Begins with a presentation on Divine Mercy at 1:30 p.m., followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the Litany of the Precious Blood, and the Seven offerings of the Precious Blood. At 3 pm: the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, followed by time for prayer and veneration of the image. At 3:45: Scriptural rosary. Event ends at 4:30 pm with Benediction. Confession will be available from 1:30-4:30.

St. Sebastian, 3280 County Rd 716A, Celina 45822
From 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ninth annual Divine Mercy Sunday at the Marion Catholic Community at St. Sebastian. Exposition, a talk on Divine Mercy, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, rosary, a personal Divine Mercy testimonial, veneration of the image, Benediction. Three priests will be available for confession.

St. Teresa of Avila, 1175 Overlook Ave., Cincinnati OH 45238
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Special prayers, litanies, and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. All welcome.

St Thomas More Church, 800 Ohio Pike. Cincinnati OH 45245
Father Bill Wagner will end a novena that began at the church on Good Friday with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy after the noon Mass

Visitation, 407 E. Main St., Eaton OH 45320-1895;
Divine Mercy Sunday April 23rd: Noon – 3:30 p.m., Exposition, Reconciliation, Readings

Plenary indulgence

I. The usual conditions for every plenary indulgence:
• sacramental confession [according to previously issued norms, within abut 20 days before or after]
• Eucharistic communion [according to previously issued norms, preferably on the day, or the days before or after]
• prayer for the intentions of Supreme Pontiff

II. The specific conditions for this Indulgence On Divine Mercy Sunday
• in any church or chapel, in a spirit that is completely detached from the affection for a sin, even a venial sin, take part in the prayers and devotions held in honour of Divine Mercy
• or, in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament exposed or reserved in the tabernacle, recite the Our Father and the Creed, adding a devout prayer to the merciful Lord Jesus (e.g. Merciful Jesus, I trust in you!”)

Partial Indulgence
A partial indulgence, granted to the faithful who, at least with a contrite heart, pray to the merciful Lord Jesus a legitimately approved invocation. [e.g. Jesus I trust in You. My Jesus mercy. or any other approved invocation]; Those who cannot go to church or the seriously ill Conditions for a Plenary Indulgence:
• totally detesting any sin,
• the intention of fulfilling as soon as possible the three usual conditions of confession, communion and prayers for the Holy Father
• recite the Our Father and the Creed before a devout image of Our Merciful Lord Jesus
• pray a devout invocation to the Merciful Lord Jesus (e.g. Merciful Jesus, I trust in you).
If it is impossible to do even this:
• with a spiritual intention unite with those carrying out the prescribed practice for obtaining the Indulgence in the usual way and
• offer to the Merciful Lord a prayer and the sufferings of their illness and the difficulties of their lives, with the resolution to accomplish as soon as possible the three conditions prescribed to obtain the plenary indulgence.


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