Apr 072010

The Sunday following Easter has been designated “Divine Mercy Sunday,” an official feast of the Catholic Church, by the Venerable Pope John Paul II. This feast has been greatly misunderstood, and many have thought the celebration on this day was a new private devotion.

Our beloved Pope John Paul II died on the Vigil of Divine Mercy Sunday just five years after he made it an official feast of the church. His last written words were read on Mercy Sunday, the day after he died. What were his last words? He called for greater acceptance and understanding of Divine Mercy!

This year – among other places — Divine Mercy Sunday will be celebrated at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Davenport on April 11 from 2-4 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

Sandi Hansen

Holy Family Parish


Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Copyright © 2009-2018 The Catholic Messenger
Site Map
Send feedback to All rights reserved. This material may not be broadcast, published, rewritten or redistributed without written permission.