In the Jubilee Year 2000, Pope John Paul II proclaimed that from that year forward the Second Sunday of Easter would be celebrated as Divine Mercy Sunday. This was proclaimed at the Canonization Mass of St. Faustina Kawalska, who worked throughout her life to make all aware of the merciful love of God. In her spiritual life, her contemplJesus Divine Mercy pictures 03.jpegation on the Mercy of God led her to develop a childlike trust in God and deep love for her neighbor. You can read more about the devotion at Loyola Press.

Check your parish for activities surrounding this important day in the Church. For instance, St. Leo the Great will celebrate with a Holy Hour at 3pm. The Chaplet of Mercy will be sung and there will be Exposition and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. 

Honor the King of Mercy in this special way, in this special Year of Mercy.