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THE TREMENDOUS PROMISE OF DIVINE MERCY IS; We will receive full pardon of all our sins and punishment due to sin !!
Divine Mercy FAQs and Answers
1. What extraordinary graces are available on Divine Mercy Sunday?
Our Lord revealed to St. Faustina His desire to literally flood us with His graces on that day. He told her: :rose:On that day the very depths of My
tender Mercy are open. ... rose The soul that will go to Confession [beforehand] and receive Holy Communion [on that day] shall obtain complete
forgiveness of sins and punishment.rose (699) The theologian who examined St. Faustina's writings for the Holy See, Rev. Ignacy Rozycki, explained
that this is the promise of a complete renewal of baptismal grace, and in that sense like a “second Baptism”
2. How can I receive these extraordinary graces on Divine Mercy Sunday?
In order to receive the extraordinary graces, you should prepare by making a good Confession, so that you can receive Holy Communion in a state of
grace on Divine Mercy Sunday. In addition, Our Lord asked St. Faustina to be sure to perform acts of mercy, and to come to Him in Holy Communion with
great trust in His mercy. Yes, the first Sunday after Easter is the Feast of Mercy, but there must also be acts of mercy. (742) The graces of My mercy
are drawn by means of one vessel only, and that is — trust. The more a soul trusts, the more it will receive. (1578)
3. When should I go to confession?
You do not have to go to confession on Mercy Sunday itself. We know from her Diary that St. Faustina made her confession in preparation for Mercy
Sunday on the day before (1072). In fact, all of Lent should be a preparation to make a good confession to receive Holy Communion worthily on Easter
Sunday and Divine Mercy Sunday. Sin is the only obstacle to our fervent reception of Holy Communion, and our sins can be wiped away by the Sacrament
of Reconciliation. The important thing is to receive Holy Communion on these great feast days in a state of grace, and with great trust in God's
mercy. Don't wait until the last moment, take advantage of the extra Confession time that is made available during Lent.
4. Can I go to the Vigil Mass on Saturday before Divine Mercy Sunday and still receive the graces for the Feast Day?
Yes, the Vigil Mass fulfills the Sunday obligation of the Feast of Divine Mercy, so the extraordinary graces are available when you receive Holy
Communion in a state of grace at the Saturday Vigil Mass.
5. What is the role of the parish priest on Divine Mercy Sunday?
The essential celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday consists in the celebration of the liturgy of the Second Sunday of Easter under its proper (now
official) title, according to the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments: namely, “Divine Mercy Sunday.”
During the Mass, the homily should focus on the scriptural readings of the day. The readings for the day focus on “the God and Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ, who in His great mercy gave us a new birth” (I Pt. 1:3), and on the risen Savior who breathed on His disciples and bestowed on them
the gift of the Holy Spirit: “Whose sins you forgive they are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained” (Jn.20: 20-23). The
Responsorial repeatedly calls us to praise and thank the Lord, “for His mercy endures forever” (Ps.118: 2-4).
6. I want to receive the graces promised on Mercy Sunday, but I can't get to church for some serious reason (I'm home bound, seriously ill, or
Our Lord said to St. Faustina: The graces of My mercy are drawn by means of one vessel only, and that is — trust. The more a soul trusts, the more
it will receive. Souls that trust boundlessly are a great comfort to Me, because I pour all the treasures of My graces into them. I rejoice that they
ask for much, because it is My desire to give much, very much (1578).
With this in mind, you can participate in the celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday by making a Spiritual Communion, with great trust. God will give you
all the graces that He sees that need because of your great trust.
7. I am Catholic, but I cannot receive Holy Communion because I'm divorced and remarried outside the Catholic Church. Can I receive the graces of
If at present you cannot generally receive the Sacraments in the Catholic Church because of your marital circumstances, you would also not be
permitted to receive Holy Communion on Divine Mercy Sunday until you rectify your situation through the pastoral offices of the Church.
Our Lord said to St. Faustina: The graces of My mercy are drawn by means of one vessel only,and that is — trust. The more a soul trusts, the more it
will receive. Souls that trust boundlessly are a great comfort to Me, because I pour all the treasures of My graces into them. I rejoice that they ask
for much, because it is My desire to give much, very much.
With this in mind, you are encouraged to participate in the celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday by going to Mass, and making a Spiritual Communion with
great trust. God will give you all the graces that He sees you need, because of your great trust.
8. I'm not Catholic. Can I receive these graces on Divine Mercy Sunday?
Non-Catholics may participate in the celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday by making a Spiritual Communion, with great trust, since it is by the degree
of trust that we receive graces. (See answers to questions 6 and 7 ). Although our Lord did not reveal to St. Faustina the extent to which the
extraordinary graces of this feast day are available to non-Catholics, it is theologically certain that anyone who is seeking Him with a sincere heart
will be richly blessed on that day: :rose: “No one who comes to me shall every be hungry, no one who believes in me shall ever thirst.” “No one
who comes will I ever reject.”(Jn 6:35-37)